Listening is a form of spiritual hospitality by which you invite strangers to become friends, to get to know their inner selves more fully, and even to dare to be silent with you.
Hopeful that our communal life will form a shared rhythm of living the Jesus-way together, we have communities meeting in various nooks and crannies around the city. Each have their own unique texture. But there’s always love in these spaces. Here is our most up-to date Small Communities Guide
for this year. Most of our groups meet from September – May.
Please contact the leader of any group for more info – or Audrey Breen who would be happy to help you get connected.
Meals & Stories (2 groups)
All Souls began as a simple community in a living room, praying the evening hours, sharing a table and sharing bits of our life story (who we are, what has made us who we are, where we’ve encountered deep joy and where we hope for God to make us new). This community hopes to continue this core way of life. This group will be limited to 10 people and is an especially meaningful way for new folks to find their way into our community. Our hope is that everyone at All Souls will, at one time or another, be part of Meals & Stories. We will not have childcare, but will eagerly help with the cost if it is a hardship.
Group 1 | Mark and Amy Anderson, Winn Collier | Sundays at 6:oo p.m. (for 10 weeks)
Group 2 | Andrew and Audrey Breen | Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (for 10 weeks)
Reading the Lectionary
Our small community gathers on Sundays to share a meal and discuss the lectionary Scriptures read aloud in the service that morning. We are an open group that welcomes everyone interested in regular, intentional Scripture reading. We hope to foster good habits such as memorization, re-reading during the week, paying a close attention to words, and discussing what it what it looks live out God’s Word.
Men’s Covenant Group
The Men’s covenant group opens for new participants in the Fall and the Spring =. We vary our time by sharing our stories, laughing, reflecting on Scriptures and praying.
In Kingdom Living, we will explore what it means to live in light of the Kingdom of God in our everyday lives. We will begin each week with a shared meal and hope to strike a balance between intentionality as well as spontaneity during our time together. Each week, we will incorporate scripture study, prayer, and worship, and we will seek to live out the Acts 2 model of community life. Childcare is not provided; however, all are welcome.
Garrett Trent, Sarah Juday, Malcolm Stevenson |Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
2016-17 Covenant Groups
Covenant Groups began as small communities but are currently closed for a variety of reasons: desire for safe space where relationships can deepen in ways that open groups cannot afford, capacity issues, and confidentiality issues. Our default posture is one of openness, but these covenant communities reflect the reality that sometimes, life and relationships require something else. Current covenant groups are:
10th Street House
East of Eden
Intercessory Prayer Group