Men's Open Discussion Group
Every Saturday morning for many years, a group of men has gathered in the parish library at 7:30 to reflect on the scripture passages for the next day, and to share some of their life and faith journeys. This has been a transformative experience for many of the men who have taken part, and it is a diverse group, with several guys from outside the parish taking part. Over the years, some men have moved away, some have, sadly, died, some new gents have joined; but the rich experience of pondering the Bible passages through open and trusting discussion has remained unchanged. This group is different from the Men's Fellowship that has been held on Friday mornings over the past few years, although there is some overlap in participants and, occasionally, topics.
The working mission statement for the group is this:
The Men's Open Discussion Group (formerly called Men's Bible Study) seeks to find connections between our Sunday Bible texts and, lessons' for how we as men can live more faithful lives. Each week a volunteer chooses in advance to lead. The group provides a forum for open, 'non-judgmental' discussions. No prior Bible knowledge is required, sharing of personal reflections is optional, and "what's said here, stays here." All interested men are welcome, whether part of the Parish or not. A hot breakfast is served on the second Saturday of each month.
Won't you join us? No homework, no pressure, no conflict; lots of laughter, quite a bit of learning, a wonderful opportunity for new spiritual and relational growth. And we're out by 8:30 (unless you want to stay for the 9:00 Eucharist). Try it out any Saturday!