We invite you to participate in a small group – a gathering to get acquainted, deepen relationships with others within the congregation, and provide a forum for spiritual reflection, study or values clarification.

New groups form or existing groups with openings add new participants in September/October and February.

If interested in forming a new group,  complete a Small Groups Enrollment form to tell us the type of group that interests you any time of year and we will get in touch with any questions.

 

What are Small Groups?

Small Groups are gatherings of 6-12 people focusing on a common interest or practice. Participants commit to meet once or twice a month for a congregational year. Groups meet at River Road or in group members’ homes.

What kinds of Small Groups are there?

  • Spiritual Themes
  • Men’s
  • Women’s Groups
  • Parent Groups.
  • World Religions
  • Jazz Appreciation
  • and more

A list of existing groups seeking new participants will be available here beginning late January 2019. Group contact information is provided. Check frequently as we often add new groups throughout those months.

How does it work?

Each group agrees on the focus and rhythm of their meetings. Group facilitators helps keep the process and the group on track. Different group members may share meeting facilitation.

Who can join a Small Group?

Congregants, member, friends, and newcomers can join a group.

A Small Group gathering at River Road.

When a group’s membership goes beyond twelve members, a second group may be formed with another facilitator.

Are there resources?

Congregational staff and experienced Small Group leaders provide you with training, meeting templates, a database of thousands of meeting session plans and Soul Matters, a collection of resources arranged by monthly spiritual themes, that deepen and strengthen your small group.