What would it mean to create a space where we come together to connect with each other, with our deepest selves, and with the world.
Members, friends, and visitors of Starr King, you are invited to share, reflect, and serve the larger community.
Current groups for 2017-2018
(others will be added as needed)
- 1st Wednesday, from 6:30 -8:30 PM Cindy Spring and Bill Trought Co-Facilitators – FULL
- 2nd Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM Margaret Salt and Mary Crowell Co-Facilitators – FULL
- 3rd Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Judi Hall and Katharina Kelsey Co-Facilitators – FULL
- 3rd Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM Connie Maatta and Elizabeth Terp Co-Facilitators – 4 Seats Available
Groups will meet monthly for no more than two hours at a time. When participants enroll, they will select a regular time slot from among several options. Please email Lisa at [email protected] or call 603-536-8908 if you’d like to sign up or are interested in another time.
What is Soul Matters?
These small, relational groups made up of six to ten people led by facilitators meet monthly to establish and nurture themselves in this community, to explore and engage monthly religious service themes in more depth, and to reconnect with their deepest selves, life’s gifts, and needs greater than their own. Each group may covenant to perform at least one service project of their choice for the church or larger community during the year.
What happens at a “Soul Matters” meeting?
- Chalice lighting and a short reading or piece of music.
- Brief check-in. Members briefly share what is going on “beneath the surface” for them. Typically takes no more than 20 minutes.
- Facilitated discussion inspired by the monthly participant packet (readings, questions for reflection and suggested spiritual exercises which participants receive a few weeks before the meeting). For 2017-2018 we will consider the question “What does it mean to be a people of ________?” (see monthly themes below)
- Check-out. An opportunity to briefly share reactions to the meeting.
- Closing words or music.
Guides and Monthly Themes – 2017-2018
Coming Soon – 2018-2019 Themes!
What Does It Mean to be a People of…
Vision: The practice of intentional imagination
Sanctuary: The practice of finding sacred space within & ensuring welcoming space for all
Memory: The practice of honest remembrance & honoring the shoulders on which we stand
Mystery: The practice of embracing life with humility and awe
Possibility: The practice of personal unfolding and prophetic vision
Trust: The practice of commitment and faith in a love that won’t let us go
Journey: The practice of pilgrimage, courageous growth and patient change
Wholeness: The practice of repairing what is broken and knowing we are enough
Curiosity: The practice of moving from fear to open-heartedness
Beauty: The practice of savoring life’s gifts