By the Rev. Lara Fuchs

Chalice Circles are covenant groups that encourage retreat participants to deepen their connection to each other, while expanding their personal and spiritual growth through a simple format of readings and reflective questions based on the retreat theme. Each circle is led by a facilitator in a process of active listening and deep sharing which cultivates trust and strong bonds among the group.

The format of the meetings helps participants set aside distractions of the busy conference, reflect on their lives and beliefs, and make meaningful connections with one another.  Each Chalice Circle becomes a small, personal community of listening and caring in the midst of a larger gathering. Participants will leave each meeting with a deeper understanding of themselves and of each other.

These groups of six to ten people will meet on Friday and Saturday evenings for an hour.  People will be assigned to Circles by language with an effort to facilitate meeting new people.

Be sure to sign up for a Chalice Circle with your EUT registration.