Women on the Journey Covenant Group
Women on the Journey is a weekday opportunity for women to reflect on their lives as Christians in the world and to study the Bible in a small group setting. The gatherings focus on the joys and challenges of living our faith in all facets of our lives. Each meeting will include Bible Study as well as readings from the selected book. This year’s group is using My Grandfather’s Blessings by Rachel Naomi Remen. Copies of the book can be purchased through Amazon or your favorite bookseller. In My Grandfather’s Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician and master storyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive. Dr. Remen’s grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, saw life as a web of connection and knew that everyone belonged to him, and that he belonged to everyone. He taught her that blessing one another is what fills our emptiness, heals our loneliness, and connects us more deeply to life.
Life has given us many more blessings than we have allowed ourselves to receive. My Grandfather’s Blessings is about how we can recognize and receive our blessings and bless the life in others. Serving others heals us. Through our service we will discover our own wholeness—and the way to restore hidden wholeness in the world.
The group meets weekly on Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., beginning September 27th and continuing through May with a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you have questions, contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sisters of the Holy Grail
Sisters of the Holy Grail is an adult women’s formation group that gathers over dinner on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm for fellowship, learning and good fun. We are excited to be able to meet in-person again after meeting virtually for the past 18 months. Our meetings begin with a light potluck meal of appetizers and desserts over which we “fill our cups” both literally and figuratively. We feed our spirits through our relationships with one another and by participating in a variety of activities – some contemplative, some purely recreational. They have included:
Nourishing our souls with God’s word through Lectio Divina, Hearing our inner voice through soul collage, Practicing “The Power of Self Care”, Learning about St. Thomas’ stained glass windows, Enjoying popcorn and movie night
As we begin this new year together, we will explore how this group will develop and how we move forward, sharing and reflecting on our lives as Christians. Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall beginning September 22nd. If convenient, bring a small dish to share. Our time together is about connecting with God through our connection with one another.
No Stress – No Commitment | Know the love of Jesus | Love each other as I have loved you.
If you have questions about this group, contact Heather at email@example.com
Men’s Fellowship | Monday Morning Men’s Breakfast Group
The St. Thomas Men’s Breakfast Group is an informal and welcoming group of men who meet on Monday mornings starting at 8:30 am at the Eastgate Panera Bread (located in front of the Meijer superstore on Route 32 off I-275).
We use readings to have a common topic which is accessible to all of us. Usually the readings have something to do with the practices of our Church and/or with our own personal beliefs. Currently we are reading The Faith Instinct by Nicholas Wade. Conversation is unstructured and casual. Talking about one chapter each week will leave us on this topic into or through October.
For more information, contact Bob Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or just join us Monday mornings at Panera. Newcomers and friends are welcome!
St. Thomas Dinner Club
The St. Thomas Dinner Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Terrace Park Country Club. Social time begins at 6:00 with dinner served at 6:30. Cost is $24.00.
Reservations should be made by Sunday prior to the event. They can be made by mailing a check to Lou Scott, 696 Milford Hills Dr., Milford 45150. Please indicate entrée choice in note section on check. Questions: Contact Lou Scott 513-831-4353.