Ernie Tamminga, chair of our Spiritual Formation Ministry Team, has been facilitating a Zoom-based group for “presencing” together. This isn't a discussion group, as such. It is a shared space for being present to one another, and present to God, and present together in God, as well as for keeping up with each other's lives during this time of pandemic. (For those who have participated in a GPC “Crossroads” retreat, you can think of this as a mini-mini-Crossroads.)
This group has been under way for a year, and enrollment is currently closed. But if you're interested in the possibility of setting up another such group, please contact ernie via email.
The gatherings are convened (for now) in Zoom. Each meeting lasts about an hour. In addition to providing opportunity for conversation and keeping up with each other's lives, meetings feature guided meditations and spiritual practices such as Centering Prayer, and sometimes a brief “presentation.” Because of the nature of the group, the number of participants has to be limited.