WELLSPRINGS FOR THE SOUL
Mondays, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 11  A 4 week home group for those who wish to meet new friends and refresh their spirits.  For religious, non-religious, spiritual or non-spiritual people.  Based on Wellsprings” by Anthony De Mello. 

Venue:     McGregors’ home.   Contact:  Isobel McGregor, isobelmcgregor@yahoo.com

BEFRIENDING THE EARTH (Monthly Group)

Thursdays, 1:15 to 3:00 p.m., beginning September 28 and continuing the 4th Thursday of the month

The purpose of this group is to educate and encourage each other to act, personally and collectively to make our world a healthier, safer, more equitable place for all.  Meetings typically involve a check-in, video or book discussion, and action plans for the following month.  Study book: “NO Is Not Enough”.  Naomi Klein’s latest book sets out a roadmap for winning the fair and caring world we want and need to survive.

 Cost:         $20 for the book (3 more books at this discount price available) or you can borrow one from the library.  Please read the Introduction, Chapter 1 and the Postscript before the first meeting on Sept 28.

Venue:     McGregors’ home.  Contact:   Iso McGregor   isobelmcgregor@yahoo.com

IDEAS FOR LEADING SMALL GROUPSCOMMITTEES OR WORKGROUPS

Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., October 4 & 11

Are you interested in deepening friendship, supporting social issues and/or exploring spiritual longings?  You are invited to participate in a 2-week group to explore how these goals can be facilitated in small groups.  Ideas for opening check-ins and group building will be shared.  Ideas will be based on the book Rooted in the Divine” by Anne Martin. 

Cost:        $11 or you may borrow it   Venue:    93 Maplewood Place, Kitchener or Parkminster

Facilitators:     Roxy Linkletter,  roxylinkletter@gmail.com     Jeanne Foster,  jeannefoster38@gmail.com

 DIFFERENT WAYS TO THINK ABOUT PRAYER

Mondays at 7:00 p.m., 5 weeks October 16 – November 6

This group will be based on the book “Simply Pray” by Erik W. WikstromWe will consider how different faiths pray as well as different forms of prayer including naming, knowing, listening and loving as well as modern bead praying.

Cost:        $20 for the book or you may borrow

Venue:    93 Maplewood Place, Kitchener or Parkminster,    depending on the needs of the group.

Contact:  Jeanne Foster           jeannefoster38@gmail.com

The purpose of SGM (Small Group Ministry) is to deepen friendships and faith, learn something new, share ideas, save the environment, and promote change in a supportive setting.  Groups of 6 to 15 people meet weekly or monthly in homes or at the church for 4 to 12 sessions.

Hope to see you at one of this fall’s small groups,