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Community of Hope Open House
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on January 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm
A School for God’s Service
A new ministry forming at Christ Church, Community of Hope International equips lay people to serve in a variety of ways and places. Through ongoing spiritual formation and practical lessons on listening and being present, members learn to match insights and spiritual practices with their experiences of ministering to others.
What is Community of Hope International all about?
It’s about gaining skills that form us as compassionate helpers
It’s about growing together with Benedictine spirituality as a foundation
It’s about learning with a cohort of others and supporting each other as we journey together
Finally, it’s using our skills to serve a needy world in practical ways
We invite you to learn more at one of our upcoming open house events on Zoom.
COHI OPEN HOUSE #1 Sunday Evening
Jan 17, 2021 6:30 PM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 845 9829 6437 Passcode: 891423
COHI OPEN HOUSE #2 Wednesday Evening
Jan 20, 2021 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 873 1257 8623 Passcode: 929396
Our initial meetings will be on ZOOM. We are fortunate to have several great facilitators and guests to guide us through the curricula, including Father Bob Morris, Malinda Harris, Father Keith Oglesby and others who have depth of knowledge in pastoral care, holy listening and companioning with others. We will include Benedictine spirituality in our time together, and you will likely come to appreciate these practices as a grounding in your life. Our learning time will include lecture, experiential and break out discussions.
Once the multiple week training sessions are complete, the group will discern where to OFFER our skills and presence based on community needs. This could include continuing existing ministry commitments or exploring new ways to serve. The group which trained together will also continue with a “Circle of Caring” to give encouragement and support to one another as we serve in the world.
Please plan to attend one of the open house events, and take a look at the Community of Hope International website for more information, and contact Leila Quinlan if you want to know more about the ministry.