SpiritGroups — A Place to Get Connected!
Beginning the week of April 18th SpiritGroups continues with the Transformed by Truth series. SpiritGroups is a small ministry program that fosters Communion, Connection, Compassion, Community. and Challenge.
Registration for Spring 2021 SpiritGroups
What’s a SpiritGroup?
A virtual small group of spiritual explorers coming together for connection and an opportunity to deepen the spiritual path with companions on the journey. The groups meet weekly for a 10-week cycle of finding community, interaction, purpose, growth, and fun while exploring a spiritual topic.
When and where do SpiritGroups meet?
The Spring 2021 SpiritGroups cycle meets weekly beginning the week of April 18, 2021. Choose a day and time that fits your schedule and interests. Meeting virtually on Zoom, sessions are typically 90 minutes long and include prayer and/or meditation, exploration of a spiritual theme, and group discussion.
What is the time commitment?
We understand that many activities are competing for priority in lives today. One of the great things about SpiritGroups is that the commitment is for a limited number of weeks; a cycle is 10 weeks. Some groups continue to meet cycle after cycle, while other groups or group members take a break in between launches. Choose a group that meets on a day and time that is convenient for you — make it easy! When you sign-up for a group, please know that you are making a commitment to attend each session for that cycle. If you do have to miss a session, just let your group host know.
What are the available meeting times?
Monday SpiritWalk: Mondays, April 19, 6pm, Rev. Margie Hyatt
Spirit in the Sky, Tuesdays, April 20, 4pm, Cindy Hensley, RScP
Light-workers: Tuesdays, April 20, 7 pm, Leslee Ellenson, LUT
Register for a SpiritGroup CLICK HERE.
In this cycle, the spiritual study component is Transformed by Truth, a video series with Rev. Michael Gott, Unity of Houston.The work is based on Lessons in Truth by H. Emilie Cady, considered the original primer on Unity teachings. It is not necessary to read the book to join; the videos and discussion will provide a grounding in these truths.
If you wish to have a copy, it available through these options:
UCoH has a number of copies on hand of The Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, an abundant Unity resource in paperback, $17. Pick up on Sunday or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your copy.
In paperback at Unity: https://shop.unityonline.org/products/B0169
Digital format available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Truth-Classic-Library-ebook/dp/B005SV17CG/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1323122447&sr=1-2
Here’s a preview of the topical content:
I don’t see a group meeting at my preferred day/time?
Our groups are led by volunteers and meet at times selected by the volunteer hosts. If you don’t see a group at the right time for your schedule, consider hosting or co-hosting a group. This may be your call from Spirit to lead!
What does a host do?
We’re so glad you asked! Being a SpiritGroup host is fun and rewarding! Hosts attend 2 two-hour training sessions to give them all the information they need to know. A curriculum video library is available to provide the spiritual study component. Each curriculum includes weekly discussion guides and host videos. Essentially, the host’s role is to create a safe and sacred container for connection and discussion. The other main responsibility of the host is to determine the day and time that your group will meet using the Zoom virtual meeting platform to show videos and facilitate discussion. If you’re interested in finding out more about being a host, please contact Lisa Ensley, SpiritGroups program coordinator for more information at email@example.com.