Welcome to Our 2020-2021 Covenant Groups!

Covenant Groups are small groups which meet twice a month via Zoom (during this pandemic) and are designed to build centers of trust and friendship by sharing and listening to each other ponder a wide range of topics.

Westside Covenant Groups...

  •  Are made up of 6-10 members including a trained facilitator
  • Meet for 90 minutes on the second and fourth week of the month, from October through June.  Your group may discuss having the Zoom Room available for weekly check-ins between scheduled meetings.
  •  Each group establishes a Covenant during the first meeting.  These are the promises we make - the ground rules for our meetings - creating a safe environment and enabling our group to build trust and friendships.  The initial session, including a Covenant used by past groups, will be emailed the week prior to your first meeting.
  • Leaves an open chair to welcome a visitor or new member.
  • As a group, perform one service project for our larger community.  Because of COVID, options for service are more limited, but still possible.

What is discussed in a Covenant Group?

Topics are wide ranging and, in the past, have included sessions on  Optimism, Mindfulness, Music & Poetry and Values.

The Meeting Format… 

  • Chalice lighting and reading
  • Check in
  • Readings (usually a paragraph or two)
  • Questions based on the topic and readings
  • Sharing - each member takes a few minutes to voice their thoughts on the topics/questions while the other members quietly listen
  • Likes, Wishes and Take-aways
  • Closing words and extinguishing the chalice

What is my commitment?

  • Commit to attend the meetings, twice a month for nine months
  • Abide by the Covenant/Promises set by the group
  • Participate in a service project (as decided by the group) for our larger community

Interested in Learning More? 

Email Patti McCall at PattiMcCall@seanet.com

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