Small Groups

Lenten Small Groups

Our Story of Money – Location TBA
Thursdays starting March 2 at 5:30 p.m.
This small group led by Mamie Broadhurst and Lori Pilley will offer new insights into the way we think about stewardship. Money is one of the biggest topics of discussion in the Bible, but it can be hard to talk about. Join in a conversation about the stories we have about money – personally and as a community. How does the story we tell ourselves or each other impact our life together? Is there a need to reimagine or transform our thinking about that story? Can we do that…?

Dealing with Racism: Pathways to Mending Hearts and Bodies – 10943 N Shoreline Ave
Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., March 2 – 30
Enter our “brave space” for discussion and exercises based on the book My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem (purchase of book is suggested but not required). The author ”introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide…” You may wish to bring something to write in. We’ll begin each meeting casually with light snacks. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or directions. RSVP: Virginia Davis (vwdlcsw@gmail.com or (text only) 225-938-3665) or Linda Walker (lstodwalk@bellsouth.net or (text only) 225-936-6268).

Finding Parables in Your Own LIfe 
Tuesdays starting February 28 at 1:00 p.m.
Jesus’ parables defy any simple “moral to the story.” This quality makes them compelling to us, since our own life stories cannot be summed up into concise instructions for honorable living. In this small group, we will explore the narratives of our own lives to find these puzzling little stories. Don’t avoid this group for fear you’ll be “bad” at it — we’ll be inventing as we go along. This group will be part virtual and part in-person. It will meet at 1:00 p.m. for five weeks every Tuesday beginning February 28. If you are interested, let Ava Haymon know directly, or call for more explanation (225)252-5198 or avahaymon@me.com). Space is limited.

Faith and Community – 1848 Glendale Ave
2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (ongoing)
Faith and Community will meet again on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at Stuart Irvine’s home, 1848 Glendale Avenue. All are welcome to join us as we continue to explore a wide range of topics concerning faith and community. We look forward to sharing ideas and conversation.

Soul Feast – Parks Wilson Room
Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (ongoing)
In this ongoing small group, Mary Mikell and Betsy Irvine will continue to illuminate how our spiritual concerns are affected by the different stories we encounter in books, poetry, and articles.

Visio Divina – Zoom
Every Thursday at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (ongoing)
This ongoing small group uses a process of lexio divina (a form of meditation listening to a specific biblical text) to fuel reflection and quick art project in response to the text and professional paintings/art based on them.
During Lent, Patti Snyder will be focusing on a special kind of storytelling, parables. Through “reflection and quick art projects” this group will explore these often paradoxical stories. New folks are welcome into the group and no artistic skill is needed to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85078993685?pwd=dTVpT1piRng4QXFxQkF3QWtta2RRUT09 Meeting ID: 850 7899 3685 Passcode: 302459

   

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