Listening is a form of spiritual hospitality by which you invite strangers to become friends, to get to know their inner selves more fully, and even to dare to be silent with you.
Hopeful that our communal life will form a shared rhythm of living the Jesus-way together, our church has communities that meet all over Charlottesville. Each has its own unique texture. But there’s always love in these spaces. We create these small communities in the hope that the act of spiritual listening can lead to the riches of spiritual friendship. These spaces are not about doing another Christian activity. They are about ordering our lives around what matters most, which is God. Small communities typically meet from September – May. We hope you’ll join us!
Please contact the leader of any group for more info – or Marcy Klug who would be happy to help you get connected.
Meals & Stories
Lectio Divina – Exploration
We will use a Lectio Divina rhythm as a way to enter into the scriptures and other sacred/poetic readings. There will be opportunities to be creative, using art as meditation and response and also an opportunity to walk a local labyrinth. Most of all we will be a covenant group built on mutual trust, valued as people created in God’s image, digging deeper into relationship with God and each other.
Adriana Nicholson | Twice monthly (2nd and 4th Tuesdays)
Words of Wisdom
Men’s Covenant Group
In Kingdom Living (KL), we explore what it means to live in light of the Kingdom of God in our everyday lives. We begin each week with a shared meal and try to strike a balance between intentionality and spontaneity. This year our meetings will alternate between practicing prayer and/or meditation, sharing stories, and reflecting on scripture or a piece of writing. Our group has been meeting together for a few years, but we are excited to welcome new people! Childcare is not provided; however, all are welcome. Join us!