Announcing CommUNITY Groups for Winter/Spring 2021!
Join a CommUNITY Group to connect with others in the Westminster congregation through fellowship, learning, and support. Nurture and strengthen your faith as you develop relationships with others. Select a topic you would like to explore or choose to be a part of a Connection Group that meets mainly for fellowship. Groups meet in person or online at least once a month for a limited time. See below for details and sign up here.
Sharing Our Stories: Reflecting Together on Race
A Monthly CommUNITY Group
February – May, Saturday or Sunday afternoon (Day and time TBD))
Facilitated by Eileen McAvoy & Linda Barnett
This CommUNITY Group will tap into the power of story. Participants will reflect on their own experiences with race and share stories with one another in small groups. As we listen and connect through these sessions, we will learn from one another and begin to discern where God might be leading us next. We will meet once a month February through May on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, depending on group preference. These 90-minute sessions will be guided by the following prompts:
- How did we become aware of/ learn about race?
- Impactful stories of race in our lives – positive or negative.
- Our stories & the Christian message – the intersection of our faith and our stories.
- What have we learned and how do we feel called to go forward?
Come with your own experiences and learn from others.
Setting a Table for All
1st Sundays, February – May
6:00-7:30pm with a Shared Meal
Facilitated by Rev. Cherrie Barton Henry
Christian hospitality is important, but why? What does it look like for us together and individually in today’s world? What are its challenges and joys? Let’s together dig in deeper into this ancient spiritual practice to see how it can deepen our faith and make our world a place of true communion. Each gathering will include a shared meal and conversation. These monthly gatherings will take place over Zoom with the potential of meeting in person for the May gathering.
Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home – a Group for Parents & Grandparents
Second Sundays, February – May
9:45 – 10:45am
Facilitated by Marietta Wynands
Want to create sacred moments for your family without adding “one more thing”? Wishing you could help your children or grandchildren on their spiritual journey but unclear where to start? During these Sunday morning sessions while many children are in Zoom Church School, we will discuss four themes that are woven into the book, Faithful Families, by Traci Smith.
Connection Groups for Fellowship & Faithful Connection
Limited to 3 households, these groups meet mostly for fellowship and support. They may meet in a variety of ways and locations whether in person at a park, on a trail, in a backyard, at church or online. Each group is self-organized. Resources and a suggested format will be offered. We request that all groups follow the WPC Regathering Operating Guidelines, even when meeting off campus. Groups may meet at WPC by completing the WPC Activity Request Form. Guidelines for Attendees provides some assistance in following state and local recommendations to reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID-19. Hosts for each meeting will send an Attendee List – Outdoor Event to Barb within 24 hours of the gathering, to help with contact tracing should that become necessary.
Ready to join a CommUNITY group? Please contact Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education.