Small Groups

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Small Groups

Our small group discussions are a vibrant lifeline connecting our regional community. They provide a valuable space for reflection and connection that aid our spiritual journeys in living grounded, practical, thoughtful and caring lives.  Centered on a theme or a reading, groups meet on zoom for a period of eight weeks or so. We welcome new people to join a small group.

Upcoming Small Groups for 2023 Winter/Spring

Building Healthy Relationships - Starts February 19th

This is a seven (7) week small group program drawing from the Biblical story of the Sermon on the Mount, and explores how you can apply the story to your life. The New Church teaches that each story of the Bible contains an inner, symbolic meaning that mirrors our every struggle and every triumph. This is an opportunity to make positive change in your life. When you focus on your personal and spiritual growth, the impact is greater than your efforts because the Lord is working with you. You will see changes not only in yourself, but also in your relationships with friends, spouse, family, co-workers, etc. 

The "Building Healthy Relationships" small groups begin February 19th. If you have questions about the program or would like to join a small group, please contact us.

Rise Above It - Starts April 30th

This ten (10) week small group program in practical spirituality uses the Ten Commandments as a framework for universal spiritual principles. This program demonstrates how spiritual practice is the core of every major religion—regardless of differences in doctrine or ritual. Participates will not only learn how the commandments occur in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, they will also have the opportunity to practice these spiritual principles in their own lives—especially in regard to the college experience. In this course, “rise above it” refers to rising into higher states of consciousness through practicing universal spiritual principles. 

This small group session will use the updated "Rise Above It" book created in 2018 targeting college students. Although the book's cover says it is for college students, people of all ages/walks of life should find it compelling. For those who've done the original "Rise Above It" small group program, you will find new stories and concepts in this revised version.

The "Rise Above It" small groups begin April 30th. If you have questions about the program or would like to join a small group, please contact us.