Support Groups, Book Studies and Discussion
Women’s Book/Bible Study
 
The Wednesday morning Women’s Book Study group has chosen Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr to be our book for study and reflection this year. Here is a description of the book from the book jacket: “In Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr – the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation – offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life’s mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honored myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and sacred religious texts, the author explores the two halves of life to show that those who have fallen, failed, or ‘gone down’ are the only ones who understand ‘up’. We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right.” The book costs $15 and we have once again found a study guide which will serve as a starting point for our monthly discussions. You can get your copy of the book and the study guide from Heather in the church office.
 
Our meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 am in the church parlor so our next meeting will be Wednesday November 9th. For that meeting we’ll read Chapters 4: The Tragic Sense of Life and 5: Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone. We have welcomed many new participants this year. We hope you can join us. Bring a friend!
Informal Grief Support Group for Adults Who Have Lost Spouses/Partners or Siblings
 
This group meets monthly, September–May, on the 2nd Monday of each month, 4:00-5:30 pm in the Church Parlor. This is an informal gathering, to share joys and concerns, tools for coping, and each other’s company. There is no cost. Because of COVID protocols, however, there are space limitations. For information about openings, please email Steve Hardy 
 
 
Informal Grief Support Group for Adults Who Have Lost Children, Grandchildren, Nieces/Nephews
 
This group meets monthly September–May, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:00-6:30 pm in the Church Parlor. This is an informal gathering, to share joys and concerns, tools for coping, and each other’s company. There is no cost. Because of COVID protocols, however, there are space limitations. For information about openings, please email Steve Hardy