COTV Small Groups
Fall 2017

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October 1 - November 11, 2017

Group 1:
The Basics of Mindfulness Meditation

Joy Sanjek and Larry Thomas

Sundays, 9:30am-10:15am

Join us for a step by step introduction to this practice. New mediators are invited to come learn the basics and discuss ways to create a practice in our busy daily lives.

Experienced mediators are welcome to join us for review, to explore new tools, and to share their experiences with mindfulness with others in the group.  You are invited to join us!

Group 2:
COTV Choir

Jorge Lockward, Katie Reimer, and Nehemiah Luckett

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:45pm-8:15pm (Sanctuary) and Sundays 9:30am-10:15am (Sanctuary). 
Participants lead in the Sunday worship service 10:30am-noon.

Not your regular church choir, this small group explores and engages the spiritualities behind the music we sing in worship and the communities that gave them birth. The choir leads the congregation in worship and inspires all through their prayerful singing. 

No previous experience or music reading abilities required, only a desire to join your voice with other voices in prayerful and joyful song!

Please speak with our Choir Coordinator, Paul Pillitteri or contact him at

Group 3:
Together in Prayer
Anne Hughes-Hinnen, Louise Fawcett and Martha Chapman

Call-in on Fridays, 9:30am - 10:15am

Together in Prayer offers the opportunity to meet via phone from wherever we may be!What a way to reconnect with our church family midday, midweek! We are a small group who join together, to pray together and build our relationships with others in the Church of the Village. We check-in with each other, share our gratitude and prayer concerns, and have a centering reading and reflection. We close as a group leader leads us in prayer, and welcome voices to add more prayer as they so choose. You are invited to join us!

Group 4:
Talking with Scripture: A Bible Study on Difficult Verses
Scott Sprunger

Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm

The Bible is filled with wonderful stories of God’s love and mercy. It’s also filled with stories that are troubling, difficult, and have been used to hurt us. That’s what this small group is about. Together we’ll be reading those unpleasant parts of scripture and bringing them into conversation with our own voices, experiences, and perspectives. You are invited to join us!