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Diverse, Inclusive, Spiritual, Caring, Open, Vibrant, Elevating, Relevant, You

DISCOVERY circles offer a place to connect, and to live out our values in the context of personal gatherings and small groups.


ABOUT DISCOVERY CIRCLES
One of the many blessings of McKillop United Church is its large size;  this enables us to do a lot in the community and in the congregation and generate the irresistible energy that runs throughout this community.

With two services and a large congregation, one of the challenges is how to feel that we belong.  How can we live our values of welcoming, nurturing, affirming, diversity, social justice, and spirituality?

DISCOVERY circles are designed to ignite connection in the context of small groups - everybody is invited to join a circle or DISCOVERY one of their own.

The goals of these circles are to...

ENHANCE BELONGING
DISCOVERY circles allow each participant to get to know other people and help create a sense of belonging at McKillop.

CELEBRATE & EXPLORE
DISCOVERY circles offer a space to celebrate our gifts with each other and to explore new ideas and skills.

CREATE A SAFE SPACE
DISCOVERY circles provide a safe place to share what’s in our heads and hearts and to explore the spiritual aspects of everyday life.



Discovery Groups in 2020

 All Discovery group in person meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Connect with us through our ONLINE Zoom Groups!Zoom is an online video conference app.
If you don’t have the app, just click on the login link below and it will lead you through a process to download and install the app on your device. It does help to create your own account too (https://zoom.us/signup).

It is recommended that you click the link a day before the group meets to test out your system
(video/sound) so you can trouble-shoot as needed.

(ALL LINKS CAN WORK ON A DESKTOP/LAPTOP COMPUTER, TABLET/IPAD OR SMART PHONE.)

1) Wednesday Morning Meditation – Wednesdays at 11:00 A.M.
Each one-hour session will begin with 20-minute meditation followed by a checking in and a short reflection from Richard Rohr’s book Just This.
No experience in meditation is required; all are welcome to attend.
Facilitator: Peter Lamb This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Login Information: https://zoom.us/j/377647658
Landline Phone Number: +1 587-328-1099 and you will need to input the Meeting ID:377 647 658

2) Coffee-In-Between – A New Way to Gather – Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00 P.M.
Join Trevor for virtual coffee and conversation.
It is an experiment in community.
Login Information: https://zoom.us/j/895596359
Landline Phone Number: +1 587-328-1099 and you will need to input the Meeting ID: 895 596 359

3) Universal CHRIST – PART II Book Study – Thursday, March 26 at Noon
We continue our study of Richard Rohr’s book:
‘The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe.’
The book is available as an e-download; check out Amazon or Indigo.
Everybody is welcome. It will include discussion, videos, and spiritual practice.
For more info e-mail Trevor(trevor@mckillounite>d.ca)
Login Information: 
https://zoom.us/j/260303921
Landline Phone Number: +1 587-328-1099 and you will need to input the Meeting ID: 260 303 921

Questions?
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403-328-2703.

 


Discover and start your own Discovery Group
Have an idea for a Discovery circle?  Look at our Discovery Handbook and e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 403-328-2703.


Potential Ways to discover a connection


•    Physical activity; hiking, cycling, yoga, walking …
•    Special interests; art, crafts, knitting, music, quilting, board games, video games movie group…
•    Spiritual study; bible studies, book studies, meditation …
•    Age related groups; family games night, Mom’s walking group …
•    Social justice; soup kitchen, food bank, picking up trash, climate change …
•    Emotional support; sharing comfort in times of grief, divorce, parenting …
•    Affirming; LGBTTQ book study, fellowship …
•    Sunday worship; Sunday lunch group, Sunday morning book study …

We exist to welcome, nurture, and equip people for spirit-filled, gospel living.

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