Small group initiative off to a promising start

The small-group community initiative, led by Rev. Meghan, kicked off on Sunday, June 14, with an informative get-together. The first phase of small groups is a rousing success, with about 35 congregants, about one third of our parish, signed up.

Small groups at St. Andrews will be a gathering place for congregants to meet regularly in order to get to know one another more deeply and grow in their understanding of love of God, neighbor, and self. Its purpose is to draw the St. Andrew’s community together in a more intentional and intimate way throughout the week.

The small groups would have two phases. The first phase would be focused on each member sharing their spiritual biography (a template will be provided). For those who wish to continue there will be second phase and would involve the group deciding what their focus would be going further ie. a book, prayer, a spiritual practice, social justice issue to explore, etc).

At first we would hope the groups would meet weekly, but then moving to bi-weekly would be an option. There will be a break in June (for those who continue with the second phase) for the summer. We will re-shuffle the groups starting in the fall and re-open the opportunity to the community.

You can email Rev. Meghan here to sign up for the next opportunity to join a group.  If you have any questions, or if you would like a copy of the full customary that goes into more detail about the groups, feel free to talk with Rev. Meghan or Fr. Martin.