Faith Based Community groups - why I believe in them.

Faith Based Community Groups

Faith Based Community Groups – Why am I such a believer?

Brene Brown writes, “Spirituality is recognising and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.  Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to life.”

I love the word practicing spirituality…

Spirituality requires a practice.  

For 3 decades I have been a part of faith based community groups.  In this space I have shared space with people who think and believe like me and people who do not and it has been an enriching experience.

  • Connection happens.
  • Belonging happens.
  • Care happens.
  • Compassion and love happen.

I believe so strongly in faith-based community groups I arrange my diary around them.  I hate to miss out on the love.

They have helped me:
  1. Belong to myself and to others.
  2. Build compassion into my soul.
  3. Be authentic and to try to live authentically.
  4. Increase my capacity to love.
  5. Be a better listener.
  6. When I have needed to be picked up and loved.

Many people in our culture want to be picked up by someone when they are down but often that someone simply isn’t there because they haven’t cultivated a space for their heart and soul to belong. They haven’t done preventative health care.

As my mentor Ann Kittle says, “If I take care of myself, it saves everyone else the hassle.”

To practice this kind of spirituality requires vulnerability and that’s not easy.  Nor is it easy to be authentic and real.

Nothing changes unless we change.

I think we all would be healthier with a whole lot more connection and belonging.

 N̶e̶w̶ ̶y̶e̶a̶r̶,̶ ̶n̶e̶w̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶?̶

New year, same you, still with life’s big and small wonderings.

Nothing changes unless we change.

Here are 4 Faith Based Community Groups I will be engaged with in the first half of the year:
  1.  Alpha – Starts Tuesday 14th at 6:30pm at the Tailrace Centre.  Dinner is provided.  Alpha is for the open-minded, the adventurous and the curious. Each session starts with food in small groups before listening to a talk on a question of faith. Then there’s plenty of time to share your thoughts – you can say anything you like or nothing at all. No matter your background or beliefs, you’re invited.

    There’s no fee, no follow-up, and no pressure to come back if you don’t enjoy it. Why not? 

  2. Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and anyone in between.  Every Second Wednesday starting the 15th of February at the Tailrace Centre at 7am.
  3. Soulkeeping – for Mums and Grans and everyone in between.  Every Thursday at 9:30am at the Tailrace Centre.
  4. Community Group – Starts Thursday 16th of February in our home at 6:30pm.  Dinner provided.

There are not the only options available.  But they are 4 options if you are looking.

Over the coming weeks I will add groups to engage with.