SpiritGroups

Our next SpiritGroup session will be the annual Adventures In Faith beginning Sunday, September 30th. During AIF, the entire community is invited to join an in-home group for a book study. Please watch this space for information about the book we will use this year which will be available for purchase in our Revealing Word Bookstore.

Each week, Rev. Brendalyn's message revolves around the reading and discussion assignment for that week. A study guide for the book is provided for everyone who attends.

Adventures In Faith takes place over a 7-week period and ends with a Gala Celebration where all the groups come together for food, fun and fellowship.

What is a SpiritGroup?

SpiritGroups are independently functioning, leader-organized gatherings that bring people together in a spirit of love and support, continuing an ancient spiritual tradition.

At Unity Santa Fe, our SpiritGroups are one way that we embrace and practice our Mission to: Raise Consciousness, Transform Lives, Heal the Planet, One Person at a Time, Beginning with Me.

SpiritGroups are small groups of people who gather together around a common interest in private homes or public venues. Each group has a Host who facilitates the group activity. Hosts go through specific training in order to lead a group as well as be able to identify and encourage others in the group who would be potential Hosts and Leaders. Leaders are people who have hosted one or more groups and assist the SpiritGroup Coordinator in training and mentoring future Hosts.

The purpose of our SpiritGroup program is to: inspire Infinite connections through healthy, balanced small groups.

A healthy, balanced SpiritGroup will demonstrate these five Spiritual Disciplines:

Communion

Group members grow through personal reflection, prayer, and/or meditation time. Communion means "with unity." It builds awareness of a sacred purpose for each individual and a shared mission as a group.

Connection

Group members cultivate fun and fulfilling relationships with each other. Group gatherings contribute to the development of meaningful friendships.

Compassion

All members proactively seek to support and care for each other in times of joy and times of challenge.

Community

Groups enrich the community by choosing to serve together in ways that benefit the local, regional, national and/or global community.

Challenge

Members proactively apply what they are learning through their group gatherings. Members encourage each other to set goals and share their intentions for growth. The group provides non-judgmental accountability support to help each other progress toward these intentions.

These five disciplines are specific spiritual practices that work together in support of our soul's growth and evolution. our goal as individuals, as group leaders, and as a spiritual community is to maintain balance in each of these five areas.