Heart to Heart Circles - Interest Sign-Ups - Fall 2019
Heart to Heart Circles: A Small Group Ministry at TVUUC
Listening is powerful. When we listen to other people, we recognize their inherent worth through the gift of our attention, and we open the space for connection. Too often in conversation with others we do not truly listen but instead spend our time devising our next response, scheming a solution to the other person’s problem, or just awaiting the next opportunity to speak.
Listening is what makes Small Group Ministry a special program at TVUUC, and that’s why we are excited to offer Heart-to-Heart Circles this year. Here, we will gather together once a month to listen to one another share from the heart. Each month we will have selected readings along with questions to consider regarding a particular topic. Trained volunteer facilitators will give participants time to pause, reflect, speak what’s in their heart, and hold the space silent while others share their truth. Heart to Heart participants will also be invited to complete two service projects as a group during the course of the program: one for the church community and one for the wider community.
This year, Heart to Heart Circles will meet once a month, October-June, for a total commitment of nine months. We are establishing an annual cycle for the program, with a hiatus over each summer, and groups forming anew each fall. Registration for Heart-to-Heart Circles will take place during September, closing on the 25th. We will work to form groups that meet the scheduling needs of all those who are interested, but final priority must be given to facilitator availability. Please use the following form to sign-up.
With questions, contact Catherine Farmer Loya (
(865) 523-4176 x 111)
I am available the following days and times (check all that apply) NOTE: All groups will meet on the 2nd or 3rd week of the month.
Sunday Morning (before TVUUC service)
I have the following accessibility need to be considered:
I am part of a couple, and my partner is also registering for Heart to Heart Circles
My partner's name is:
Generally, we do not place partners in the same Heart 2 Heart circle as it changes the dynamic in the room, not just for the partners but for the group as a whole. However, we are willing to consider exceptions in some circumstances - please indicate below whether you'd like us to contact you to discuss the possibility of being placed in a group with your partner.
Any additional information you'd like to share (including if any of your availability above depends on whether the group meets on the 2nd or 3rd week of the month, so we can place you appropriately as we are forming our groups):
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