Upcoming Monthly Gathering Dates:
Dec 7 2:30-4pm Chicago Time CST
Equivalent Dec 7, 8:30-10 pm London
Equivalent Dec 8, 6:30-8 am Eastern Australia Brisbane | 7.30-9am Melb/Sydney
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(Additional 2022 Monthly gathering dates will be added towards the end of the year.)
Many of our workshops are based around particular themes, teachings, and goals while also including time for connecting with each other and with Immanuel (The God who is with us). These monthly “Open Immanuel Community Gatherings” are designed to open up even more time and space for connecting by having less of a focus on particular themes and more focus on having life giving connection with one another and with God. Towards this end, for the rest of 2021 we will have the lightly held theme – “Resting with God.”
Format: The gathering will involve a combination of time together as a large group and breaking into small groups usually of 3-5 people. Break out groups will be created so that those who want to have more of a focus on connecting with one another can be together, while those who want to have a stronger focus on prayer/engaging directly with God together can be together. Both themes of connecting with God and connecting with one another are intertwined and very important but at different times we all feel the need to focus more strongly on one or the other. Therefore we will try to honor that in the way we arrange the break out groups. Our goal is to let people communicate their preferences toward the beginning of each workshop and design the break outs accordingly.
Participation: These are “Open” gatherings so you are welcome to invite appropriate friends to connect and pray with and for one another and to listen to anything Immanuel would like to share with us.
Cost: There will not be a cost to come, but gift contributions will be welcomed upon registration to help cover our time and effort to organize and facilitate these gatherings.
- Everything is optional: to promote a sense of safety all exercises are optional and voluntary.
- Respect confidentiality: unless someone is in danger of harm, or you have been given permission by the person to share, we ask group members to hold personal sharing by others confidential.
- Lean in lean out: If you tend to talk a lot, try to hold space for those who are more quiet, and if you tend to be more quiet you may try to lean in and share a little more.
- Please be caring: People tend to do really well with this one.