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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 2019

Mens’ Monday Morning Coffee

10 AM - noon....stop by for coffee, conversation. 

NO MENS COFFEE ON MONDAY, APRIL 22ND.

 

Square Dancing

Mondays, at 7:00 PM. 

Fellowship, easy exercise & fun. Join a square & make a circle of friends. 

Contacts, Pat Greenlee 403 328-8977, Len Belanger 403 328-2993.

 

Quilting

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 7:30 PM. 

Bring your quilting/crafting, stay for awhile, stay for the day.

 

Bible Study

Wednesdays , 9:30-11:00 A.M.

We will be continuing with the Disciple series with “ Into the Word Into the World. The Study guide is available from the church office.  Please know you are welcome to join and we are all novices and love questions.  

 

Wednesday Meditation

11:00 AM -12:00 PM.

 

Knitting & Meditation  

Thursdays at 10:30 AM. Knitting As Meditation - You are invited to join us this fall for a cup of tea, caring conversation and a period of meditative knitting, Lane Lounge, For more information call or email Gloria Bremer (403-394-1402, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Thursday Evening Book Study

6:00 - 8:00 PM the 3rd Thursday of the month.

This is a monthly group that explores themes of spirituality. Meets 3rd Thursday of the month.  “Dear Heart, Come Home: a path of midlife spirituality” by Joyce Rupp.  

All Are Welcome.

Facilitator:  Jennifer Hansen

 

Inner Quest Book Circle  

Fridays, 9:30-11:00 A.M. 

We have a new book to delve into called ‘On the Brink of Everything: Aging, Gravity and Grace’ by Parker Palmer.  Books are available on Amazon if you are interested in joining the group. For more info please call Doris Redel 403-328-6837.

 

Breaking the Ice on End of Life - Let’s Talk about Death in a safe and welcoming setting. 

At McKillop United Church, Sunday, April 14th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.  RSVP to Joy Baxter by text 403-892-7637 or call Kerry 403-329-1113.

 

Labyrinth Discovery Circle - 6 Weeks

Tuesdays, May 7th - June 11th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. 
Labyrinth Discovery Circle:  Curious about the lines on the floor in the Upper Hall?  Would you like to learn more about our labyrinth?  Rediscover this long-forgotten mystical tradition on Tuesday evenings starting May 7th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. for six weeks.  Whether you have walked a labyrinth many times before or would like to try it for the first time, come and join us as you can. 

The sessions will be facilitated by a Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator.  For more information, please email Marilyn @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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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