COTV Small Groups
Spring 2018

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Being Christian
Sundays April 22 - May 13
9:30 to 10:30am

Led by COTV Minister-in-Residence, Rev. Dr. Gerald Liu

Being Christian by Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. This small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in conversation with Rowan Williams book. This group requires the small group participants to read a chapter a week, in preparation for the Sunday conversation. Sign up closes April 15.

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COTV Choir
Rehearsals Wednesdays 6:45 to 8:15pm and Sundays 9:30am.

The choir prays, learns, laughs, connects, grows, and makes music together with joy.
To join, speak with Choir Coordinator, Paul Pillitteri,

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Together in Prayer
Conference Call
Fridays 9:30 to 10:15am

The Together in Prayer group gathers by phone every Friday morning to reflect on a devotional   reading and to pray for many joys and concerns in our congregation, our city, our nation, and our world. For more information, contact Anne Hughes-Hinnen at

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Agape Sangha meditation group
Led by Joy Sanjek and Larry Thomas
Every Sunday before worship, 9:30 to 10:15am

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Healing for Grief and Loss

Third Sunday of every month, 12:15 to 1:15pm

Are you dealing with grief or loss in your life? You may have lost someone through death, a family member or friend or a beloved pet, or you may have lost your job your home, or your good health. Loss comes in different ways, and whether we like it or not, we must go through it and not around it. After our worship service each 3rd Sunday of the month, you can meet to talk through your feelings and be blessed in prayer. Anne Hughes-Hinnen facilitates this support.

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Practical Practices to Support Mindfulness
Led by Joy Sanjek

Last Sunday of every month February through June 12:15pm (after worship)
Mindfulness is about being aware and present in the moment, not worrying about the future or ruminating about the past. With an emphasis on being accepting and not judgmental we'll pay attention to what habits may get in the way. And we'll  focus on ways to incorporate practices of mindfulness into our already busy lives.

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Dismantling Racism Bible Study
Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
6:30p to 8pm

Each of our gatherings will follow a Sunday worship devoted to an aspect of dismantling racism. The focus of our conversations will be recommended readings or other resources made available before each Sunday, the message delivered on that Sunday, and selected bible passages that connect with the readings and/or message. Pastor Jeff Wells ( and Pastor Ronneak M. Lee ( will co-facilitate these conversations. Contact either of them with questions. The Wednesday bible study is ongoing, but will focus on this theme for seven weeks.

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(time/day determined by group members)
Facilitated by Amar Rajwani, Katie Reimer and Scott Sprunger

We are all born with a longing for connection and belonging.  We can only blossom and flourish, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, when we make conscious efforts to be curious about each other.  This small group will foster deeper roots in our community by bringing people together to learn each other’s names, life stories, histories, traditions, emotions, personalities, struggles and dreams. Those who engage with this group are asked to make a commitment from Apr 11-May 16.

Sign up for Roots is now closed. 


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