Small Groups are like keystones in a bridge that connect us with each other and with our spiritual home. They have been used by many thriving churches to bring thousands closer to God, Church and each other.
Spirit Circles are one of several types of Small Groups at Unity Church of the Hills.
Spirit Circles – Purpose and Values:
Spirit Circles are:
Circles of Seekers – We gather to seek an ever deeper understanding of the mysteries of Life, Love and God as espoused by Unity/New Thought teachings and principles.
We value listening with an open heart and compassionate ear while learning from each other and from the Spiritual Teachers of our Unity/New Thought tradition.
Circles of Belonging – We gather to feel connected, to form an extended family of Spirit Friends who support each other along our Life Journeys.
We value loving, caring friendships that provide a safe haven for us to be ourselves as we remind each other that our True Selves are One with Divinity.
Circles of Love – We gather to recognize the invisible, unbreakable thread that connects our hearts with all others – Love.
We value the loving bonds that are formed by participating in Spirit Circles and stand in awe of the transforming power of Love.
Circles of Praying Hearts – We gather to practice the art and science of prayer, to learn to pray from the Divinity within us, instead of to it. We practice affirmative prayer and feeling grateful that our prayers have already been answered before they are even spoken.
We value the power of prayer and meditation as an indispensable tool for our spiritual growth.
☕ Become a Facilitator
We are always looking for new Facilitators. If Spirit is calling you to share your home and heart with others, we offer training opportunities throughout the year. No prior facilitation skill is necessary. Please register in advance.
If you are not interested in facilitating a Spirit Circle, but would like to host a circle in your home, please email us and we will see if we can find a facilitator to match up with you.
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⚘ Finding a Spirit Circle
We invite you to join a Spirit Circle and experience the Joy of Namaste – the joy of the God within you, recognizing and honoring the God within others.
Beginning the week of May 10, 2020 -
Over an eight-week journey, Spirit Circle participants will come to embrace the role that conflict can play in waking us up to the truth that no one is against us, utilizing the work of Gary Simmons entitled The I of the Storm, Embracing Conflict, Creating Peace.
As Gary writes in the opening to his book, “The purpose of this book is to awaken you to the Truth that there is only one presence and power at work in your life, and that this presence and power lives in you as the Spirit of God. For this reason no one or nothing can be against you. To realize this is to claim your divine inheritance as a beloved creation of God.”
Spirit Circles will begin the series in a virtual format using tools like Zoom. As the series progresses, many groups may decide to meet in person and this will be up to the facilitator and participants to discuss and determine what format works best. If you have any questions, please check with the facilitator.
How are Spirit Circles different from other Small Groups?
Spirit Circles follow a repeatable format based on approved curricula. They receive church staff assistance with attracting and registering members, and facilitators have received specialized training. If you are interested in becoming a Spirit Circle facilitator, click here to learn more.