Exploration Circles

Be safe. Be creative. Be the church.

Due to the pandemic, we are trying New ways and ideas to connect. Since we can't meet and worship in the ways we are used to, we invite the congregation to be creative.

We invite Hopers to be creative and offer their skills and resources out to the congregation in attempts to connect with each other in different ways. And we invite Hopers to request support or resources they are looking for from their community. Carolyn Regehr will coordinate groups and connect people together. Or you can do it yourself. The Adult Ed and Building Relationships in the Congregation (BRiC) committees will be contributing their own ideas and opportunities. This can be a one-time event or a bi-monthly adventure. We would love to have a variety of activities, connecting points and venues (that follow COVID safety protocols) so that we can have every Hoper connect in a way that works for them. Exploration Circles do not need to be done in person, it can be led via Zoom.  

To help jog your creativity, here are some ideas (including but not limited to) of what Exploration Circles can look like:

  • Lead a bible study or book club at Crossways
  • Lead a meditation webinar
  • Bike maintenance lessons via Zoom or in someone’s backyard
  • Sick and tired of getting bills in the mail? Want a Pen pal?
  • Harry Potter Quiz Night via Zoom
  • Volunteer your skills- knitter, crocheter, candlestick maker
  • Post some how-to videos: how to stain and varnish furniture, how to make paska (oh wait, everyone knows how to do this right?!)
  • Cheesemaking workshop
  • Living Library
  • Virtual Paint Night
  • Storytelling in your backyard
  • Competition- who can juggle a soccer ball the longest?
  • Cross-country skiing buddies
  • Enneagram Coffee Talks- Zoom with others and share your knowledge about the 9 types.
  • Creation Care and Climate Change Discussion groups (or just join Justice Team! 😊)
  • Anti-racism- share what you are learning, share books for adults and kids, share informative resources, etc.

If you feel led to start up something, start it up. Or email Carolyn Regehr for help. If you want to join something, let Carolyn know. We would love to see our community enjoy each other in different ways as we do this pandemic together.