Spiritual Companionship Themes (to begin our gatherings and meetings with a grounding in our faith)
We encourage each of our ministry teams, fellowship or service groups–from the Board of Elders to the property committee–to integrate spiritual formation into their “business” meetings.
Groups are asked to set aside time at each meeting to connect with God and with one another and with God. Under “Spiritual Companionship Themes” you can find suggestions to prompt that time of sharing.
Here’s this month’s suggestion for a spiritual discussion theme:
In summary, one of the best signs that God’s somewhere in the picture is that you are surprised. Even when that surprise is not what you would have wished for yourself, see if you can find God in there, and near you… What is a good and hopeful is that presence. Amen.
Remember our “guidelines” for spiritual companionship sharing:
Groups are free to to structure this time however they choose. These discussion themes are provided as suggestions only.
In the spirit of our UCC tradition, each individual is free to “pass” and not share if s/he so chooses.