New Small Groups Begin September 17
This fall during our Sunday formation hour, we are offering four simultaneous small group discussions. Each of these groups will meet in one of the classrooms or meeting spaces in the parish house during the regular 9:45-10:30am Sunday formation time. You are invited to attend a different discussion every week, or pick one to attend regularly. We hope that this variety of offerings will enable you to join in a conversation that will best nourish your own particular spiritual development. This round of offerings will run from Sept 17-Oct 22 at 9:45am
Signing up is not required, but it would help give us a sense of how many people we should prepare for.
About Our Small Groups
Thirsting for Justice: A conversation about Human Trafficking
Earlier this year a group of folks began to study and discuss the scourg of Human Trafficking, how it affects our local community and how we might come together to minister to those who have been caught up in this modern form of human slavery. Join the conversation as we study the injustice of Human Trafficking and consider how the Spirit is calling us to help its victims through our shared ministry at Chapel of Our Saviour.
Contact: Deborah Lowery firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shack. A book study and discussion group
Trauma and loss are unfortunately universal, and finding answers to the question of pain and suffering challenges everyone. Join Jan Lundy and Michael Lundy for a 6 week Sunday discussion of this important book by William Young and what if can teach us about healing from loss.
Contact Jan Lundy email@example.com
This summer, our Diocesan Missioner for Congregational Development Anne Fleming was with us to help welcome the Rev. David Dill, our new Priest in Charge. On behalf of Bishop O'Neill, Anne charged us to conduct a Year of "Holy Archaeology" in our first year of shared ministry. Who are we as a community of faith? How did we get this way? What are the artifacts of our worship space, and how have they shaped our culture? What are the values that define us as a congregation? Come join in a 'deep dive' into what it means to be a member of Chapel of Our Saviour, and come prepared to share your personal experience as part of our community and what it has meant to you.
Contact: Jack Sterling firstname.lastname@example.org
Join in a weekly reflection on the upcoming lectionary Gospel readings from Matthew. We will prayerfully consider how the Living Word is calling us to be transformed in our daily lives and how God is speaking to us through these holy texts.
Contact: Krista Dias email@example.com
Ongoing Weekday Study Groups
Chapel Reading Guild
Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:30-8:00pm
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Wednesday Bible Studies
7:00am A Study in Timothy
9:45am Bible Study Resumes 9/20. Subject yet to be determined
Thursday Book Group
10:00am beginning September 14
Richard Rohr's Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
Coming Later This Fall
Life, Community and Faith
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 8 from 6-8pm
Do you want to explore your faith? Journey more deeply into Christ? Be baptized or confirmed? Explore the Episcopal/Anglican tradition? Explore a deeper life of faith and action at Chapel of Our Saviour? Come join us for "Life, Community and Faith."
Led by clergy and lay leaders, Life, Community and Faith explores the fundamentals of the Christian faith and the Anglican tradition. This course is a natural starting point in the lifelong journey of following Jesus and is appropriate for adults at any point in their life of faith. In short presentations and small group discussions, we will explore the Christian faith, share meals together, pray together, and get to know one another better as we journey more deeply into the life of Christ. Because a central aim of this group is the building of community, please plan to attend all 6 sessions.
Registration is required to attend.
To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline is Sept. 28.