Looking for ways to make deeper connections with people at TVUUC as we continue to make our way through the pandemic? Now, more than ever, many of us are feeling a deep need for authentic, caring connection with others.
Often people seek a church community in order to find deeper meaning in their lives and to build relationships with others who share their values. For people new to the church community, as well of those who’ve been here for a long time, TVUUC’s Heart to Heart Circle groups offer a way to connect with a small group of people in an affirming, covenanted space focused on deep listening and personal introspection. Each month we will have selected readings along with questions to consider that invite us to explore a common theme. Trained volunteer facilitators will give participants time to pause, reflect, speak what’s in their heart, and hold the space while others share their truth.
Our Heart to Heart Circles will meet once a month, October-June, for a total commitment of nine months. We will begin via Zoom and will consider moving to in-person meetings later in the year depending on church policies, local COVID metrics, CDC guidance and facilitators’ and participants’ levels of comfort.
Participants in past Circles have found them deeply meaningful, offering experiences of “safe feeling in a group,” “commonality of the human experience,” a “sense of connection and rootedness in this community,” and affirmation that “sometimes nothing needs to be said – you just want someone to listen. It was great practicing & experiencing that.” All at TVUUC are invited to take part in this year’s Heart to Heart program!
For more details and to sign up to be placed in one of our groups (currently planned for 2nd Saturday mornings, 3rd Monday afternoons, and 3rd Tuesday evenings) go here.
With questions, contact Catherine Farmer Loya