Small-group leaders needed

This fall we are going to pilot a small-group ministry at Laurel. It can be hosted at your house, the church, a park, a local eatery, or even by Zoom. Groups will meet at least once a month. Ideas for group themes are listed below. This is all optional and a great way of deepening our walk with God and with each other as a beloved community of Laurel Love. Have the gift of hospitality? Of Listening? Then please pray about whether God is leading you to facilitate one of these small groups. Leaders will be both equipped with training and supported for this ministry.

See the July/August newsletter for some ideas for group discussions.

 

Upcoming events: July & August

July

Sunday, July 4, 10 AM: Outdoor Worship and Cookout –  Join us for a celebration of pandemic free living. We will convene for a hymn fest at 10 am followed by a cookout. Bring a dish to share.

Wednesday, July 7, 7:30 pm: Fireside Happy Hour (FHH) and S’mores Night –  Bring your favorite libation and come create your version of s’mores as we gather in the church parking lot around our firepit to swap camp stories.

Tuesday July 13, 10 am: Women’s Circle: Journey into Joy
Join Carol Short, who will lead us through this remarkable book to examine our Christian practices. We will be meeting in the comforts of the fellowship hall during this summer heat.

Thursday, July 22, 7 pm: Bruster’s Night Out – 
Come bring your summer love and join us for some ice cream (Dutch treat) as we enjoy a summer’s night and each other’s company at our local Bruster’s.

August

Tuesday August 10, 10 am: Women’s Circle: Journey into Joy – Join Carol Short, who will lead us through this remarkable book to examine our Christian practices. We will be meeting in the comfort of the fellowship hall during this summer heat.

Wednesday, August 18, 7:30pm: Fireside Happy Hour (FHH) and S’mores Night
Bring your favorite libation and come create your version of s’mores as we gather in the church parking lot around our firepit to swap camp stories.

Thursday, August 26, 7 pm: Bruster’s Night Out
Come bring your summer love and join us for some ice cream (Dutch treat) as we enjoy a summer’s night and each other’s company at our local Bruster’s.

Upcoming June events

Tuesday June 8th, at 10:00 AMWomen’s Circle: We will gather to continue to examine our Christian practices. Carol Short will facilitate.

Wednesday, June 16th, at 7:30 PMFireside Happy Hour (FHH) and S’more’s Night: Please come enjoy some s’mores as we gather in the church parking lot around our firepit. Bring your favorite libation along for this twofer.

June 27th right after church in the fellowship hall – Laurel Vision Team: We will determine our meeting and platform schedule (in-person or Zoom) at that time. If you feel called to be part of this work, your voice is welcomed. Just bring your Laurel love, dreams and calendar

Wednesday, June 30th, 2:30-4:00 PM – Post-Pandemic Re-entry Gathering: We will continue the conversation of grieving our losses and moving forward in this new world.

Processing our pandemic life – 05/12

Join us on Wednesday, May 12 at 2:30 PM in our church parking lot. We will unpack pandemic living and all that this past year has cost us for us to be able to to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Come with stories to share and ideas to discuss about how we can begin to reconnect after more than a year of being distanced from each other.

Note: this event was originally scheduled for May 5th.