Throughout the year, our congregation explores a different theme each month through small gatherings known as Journey Groups. These groups provide a structured way to connect with others, while delving deeper into your own spiritual journey. The groups involve the shared spiritual practice of deep and respectful listening, which carves out the all-too-rare space in our busy lives to slow down and “hear ourselves think.” These small gatherings of 5-10 people come together for two hours once a month, either at First or in the facilitator’s home, to reflect on a variety of questions related to the theme. Each month, our newsletter New Horizons provides materials that are the basis for group discussions.

If you are thinking of joining, please read the Guide for Deep Listening and the Guide for Journey Group Participants.

Registration for new Journey Groups will begin in September.

Themes for 2019/2020:

   Month Theme Learn more    Month Theme Learn more
  October Belonging Read the notes   February Radical Inclusion  
  November Enough Read the notes   March Owning Our Story  
  December Celebration     April Our Whole Lives I  
  January Broken and Whole     May Our Whole Lives II  

 

Themes for 2018/2019:

   Month Theme Learn more    Month Theme Learn more
  October Abundance Read the notes   February Perseverance Read the notes
  November Courage Read the notes   March Balance Read the notes
  December Hope Read the notes   April Emergence Read the notes
  January Intention Read the notes   May Creativity Read the notes

  

Themes for 2017/2018: What does it mean to be a people of ...?

   Month Theme    Month Theme  
  September Covenant   February Interdependence Download the notes
  October Healing   March Risk  
  November Identity   April Transformation  
  December Presence   May Embodiment  
  January Prophecy        

  

Themes for 2016/2017: What does it mean to be a people of ...?

   Month Theme    Month Theme  
  September Invitation   February Love and Justice Download the notes
  October Blessing   March Simplicity  
  November Letting Go   April Resistance  
  December Expectation   May Compassion  
  January Creation        

 

Themes for 2015/2016: What does it mean to be a people of ...?

   Month Theme    Month Theme  
  September Promise   February Reconciliation Download the notes
  October Grace   March Renewal  
  November Integrity   April Revelation  
  December Wonder   May Tradition  
  January Resilience   June Revelry  

 

Themes for 2014/2015: What does it mean to live a life of ...?

   Month Theme    Month Theme  
  September Kinship   February Evolution Download the notes
  October Awakening   March Freedom  
  November Vulnerability   April Sustainability  
  December Embodiment   May Story/Stories  
  January Character   June Imagination  

 

Themes for 2013/2014: What does in mean to live a life of ...?

   Month Theme    Month Theme  
    September Listening   February Passion  Download the notes
  October Purpose   March Knowing  
  November Courage   April Wonder  
  December Connection   May Honesty  
  January Discipline   June Play