We have extended the registration window for two of our Fall 2020 Small Group offerings and invite you to join us for our next round of small groups. You may sign up using the registration form located below the descriptions.
Good Grief – A Bible Study of Lament
Led by the Rev. Jude Harmon
Tuesdays, October 6 – October 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., culminating in a special Vine Online Service of Remembrance
In this small group, we will explore Scripture through the lens of grief, loss and lament. We’ll look at some of our most cherished Lectionary readings with fresh eyes, opening up new possibilities for finding God in the Valley of the Shadow. While this is not a therapeutic offering, we will make space for sharing and processing grief together in a safe space. Occasional “homework” may be assigned in the form of reading or journaling.
Psalms of Mourning, Comfort and Renewal
Led by the Rev. Anna Rossi and Tandy Solomon | Wednesdays, October 7 – October 28, 11 a.m.
Over our 4 meetings, we’ll read just a handful of psalms each week, contemplatively and in multiple translations, and use them as tools for deep listening and discernment together. Everyone is encouraged to read through the week, but each session is structured so that everyone can participate meaningfully, even if “life happens” during the week. Please plan to attend all sessions and expect/extend grace as unavoidable or unexpected things arise. Immersive, contemplative reading of 18 psalms (4, 16, 23, 27, 30, 31, 42, 46, 90, 91, 116, 118:14-29, 121, 130, 137, 138, 139:1-17; 22-23, 142). We will read psalms and use multiple translations and interpretations (St. Helena Psalter, Jewish Publication Society, and Nan Merrill’s Psalms for Praying) to engage in deep sharing and listening practices to mine these ancient prayers for signs of God’s presence today.