What would it mean to create a space where we come together to connect with each other, with our deepest selves, and with the world.
Members, friends, and visitors of Starr King, you are invited to share, reflect, and serve the larger community.
What is Soul Matters?
These small, relational groups made up of six to ten people and led by facilitators meet monthly to establish and nurture themselves in this community. They explore and engage monthly religious service themes in more depth, and reconnect with their deepest selves, life’s gifts, and needs greater than their own. Each group may covenant to perform at least one service project of their choice for the church or larger community during the year.
2018-2019 Sessions Announced!
Groups meet monthly for no more than two hours at a time.
Click here to sign up for any of the following times.
Sunday, September 23, 11-12:30. A “Taste of Soul” to simply see if you want to join a group.
First Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (FULL)
Second Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (FULL)
Second Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m
Second Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Second Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Online Video Chat – 4th Tuesdays, 3:30-8:30 p.m. (FULL)
What happens at a “Soul Matters” meeting?
- Chalice lighting and a short reading or piece of music.
- Brief check-in. Members briefly share what is going on “beneath the surface” for them. Typically takes no more than 20 minutes.
- Facilitated discussion inspired by the monthly participant packet (readings, questions for reflection and suggested spiritual exercises which participants receive a few weeks before the meeting). For 2017-2018 we will consider the question “What does it mean to be a people of ________?” (see monthly themes below)
- Check-out. An opportunity to briefly share reactions to the meeting.
- Closing words or music.
Click here to download the Monthly Themed Packets. (Note – this page is password protected. Contact any Soul Matters facilitator for the password.)
September – Vision:The practice of intentional imagination
October – Sanctuary: The practice of finding sacred space within & ensuring welcoming space for all
November – Memory: The practice of honest remembrance & honoring the shoulders on which we stand
December – Mystery: The practice of embracing life with humility and awe
January – Possibility: The practice of personal unfolding and prophetic vision
February Trust: The practice of commitment and faith in a love that won’t let us go
March – Journey: The practice of pilgrimage, courageous growth and patient change
April – Wholeness: The practice of repairing what is broken and knowing we are enough
May – Curiosity: The practice of moving from fear to open-heartedness
June – Beauty: The practice of savoring life’s gifts