Spring 2020 SpiritGroups
About Spirit Groups
Through healthy, balanced small groups, people have the opportunity to grow in their spiritual practice and connect with each other in a deep, meaningful manner. In these supportive discussion groups, usually hosted throughout the community by peers who agree to host and facilitate, all members gain practical insights about spiritual principles that can empower every area of their lives.
Every SpiritGroup becomes a spiritual family of sorts, supported by five principles:
Communion: e.g., prayer, meditation, journaling, and singing.
Connection: Fun, friendship, and social enrichment.
Compassion: Group members take care of each other throughout the course of each series.
Community: Each group engages in a community service project (respecting social distancing, of course).
Challenge: Setting intentional spiritual goals and giving/receiving support and accountability from your group.
GROUP TOPICS & OPTIONS
Topics vary every series, based on the interests of the community and the hosts. See below for Spring 2020 SpiritGroup topics. Choose as many SpiritGroups as you want, meeting schedules allowing.
Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living membership or attendance is NOT required to participate. ABQCSL SpiritGroups are intended for everyone.
Because we are all practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have trained your Spring Session SpiritGroup hosts to facilitate your group on Zoom. Though this session is a virtual session, "space" is still limited; but, waiting lists are allowed and may result in additional groups being added.
You can use a computer or smart device with a camera to attend via video call. OR you can phone in to participate via audio-only. You will be provided a Zoom link and phone number for your group choice(s) by April 19.
Now through April 19
Peruse the Catalog (below)
Sign up for Connection Week event(s) (or commit to) SpiritGroup(s). Sign up Here.
Week of April 19
Attend a Connection Week Event. Ask questions, find out more, decide if this group is for you. Attend even if you have already committed as it will also serve as an orientation meeting.
Week of April 26
Week 1 of your 10-week SpiritGroup session begins! We ask that no one join or leave the group while it is in session.
Spring SpiritGroups Catalog
Wednesdays 3:00 PM
Bringing Circles USA to CSLs
This SpiritGroup, hosted by Scott Miller & Kamatara Johnson, will be planning a customized CSL Circles program to support people out of poverty and provide insights to policymakers on reducing poverty. A potential pilot for New Thought centers worldwide.
The purpose is to learn about the Circles model and make recommendations to modify it for CSL application.
Connection Week Event: Wednesday, April 22, 3:00 PM
Wednesdays 6:00 PM
Discover the Power with Rev. Michael Gott
A SpiritGroup with a metaphysical interest, hosted by Germaine Mitchell. Explore the classic work by Eric Butterworth, Discover the Power Within You, which lays the foundation for the science and structure of New Thought traditions. Enjoy the wisdom, piano music, and songs of Houston Unity Minister, Rev. Michael Gott, as you deepen your experience of the power within you.
The group will be reading from and working with the book Discover the Power Within You: A Guide to the Unexplored Depths Within by Eric Butterworth. Digital copy OK.
Connection Week Event: Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 PM
Thursdays 6:00 PM
The Power of Eight
This SpiritGroup, hosted by Tanley McMullan, will be using the book The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World by Lynne McTaggart. (Digital copy OK.)
Each of us will take a turn in the hot seat while the rest of us send healing thoughts. All get healing of some sort. The meeting time is not carved in stone.
Connection Week Event: Thursday, April 23, 6:00 PM