Ours is a covenantal faith tradition, meaning that we are bound together by the promises we make to one another about how we will create and sustain a beloved community of diverse theologies, beliefs, and experiences. The safety of covenant allows us to take risks and to be vulnerable with one another in mutually respectful ways, as we explore and make meaning of the experiences of our lives.
Members of each covenant group create a covenant that reflects their needs for safety as they share their questions, their doubts, their experiences, their observations about living.
Joining a Covenant Group is a great place to get to know other people and to get to know yourself. In a Covenant Group, groups of 10-12 people meet regularly to reflect on and discuss significant life topics. Over time, participants build deep connections with one another, with the congregation and with the sacred.
Whether the topic is “good and evil,” “mindful living” or “letting go,” the conversation is respectful and caring and leads to greater understanding. In each session, facilitated by our minister, all participants have opportunity to share their perspectives, tell their stories, and listen deeply. The time together is structured: Groups begin and end with centering readings and often include a time of silence before the sharing begins. Many small groups engage in annual service projects, putting their faith into action.
The covenant groups will remain open for the first two sessions, and then will become closed groups as of the third sessions.
Men's Covenant Group: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 12:30pm-2:00pm (on hiatus)
Women's Afternoon Covenant Group: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm (resumes on Feb. 8, 2018)
Soul Matters (Teacher / Facilitator / Parent) Covenant Group: 3rd Sundays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Anti-Racism Covenant Group: 2nd Sundays, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Have an idea for a new Covenant Group? For example, a Young Adult Covenant Group - be in touch with Rev. Carmen Emerson and she will help you to begin a new group.