Chaplain's Table Throughout the Denison school year, every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in Denison University's Slayter Dining Hall, Pastor Dwight meets with faculty and students for "Chaplain's Table." Come share a meal, or a few minutes. All are welcome--no program, just fellowship!
Adult groups and classes meet at various times. Many meet on Sundays from 11:30—12:15 p.m. All classes & groups are open to new members at any time.
The Feminist Class studies a variety of writings by feminist scholars and writers; group members share in planning and leading the discussion. This group meets on Sunday mornings at 11:30 in the South (Choir) Room.
The “This I Believe” Forum is a group in which participants share their thinking about topics identified by the members themselves. It meets on Sunday mornings at 11:30 in the church’s library—the Martin Reading Room.
There are often other adult options on Sunday mornings. This fall, a group is meeting in the Sanctuary at 11:30 for 12 weeks to watch & discuss “First Light: Jesus & the Kingdom of God”—a DVD-based series featuring historical Jesus scholars, John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg.
Our Spirituality Reading Group meets Mondays at 3 pm in the Martin Reading Room. This group has read various books by authors such as Pema Chodron, Tara Brach, Cynthia Borgeault, Paul Knitter, and Sharon Salzburg. Meditation/Contemplation to follow, 4:15-4:45 pm.
Meditation: We partner with Denison’s Office of Religious and Spiritual life to offer—at The Open House (204 N. Mulberry St.), Zazen (sitting Zen) every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 pm. Beginners should attend an orientation session any Tuesday at 6:30. This is open to both the Denison and local communities, and anyone—of any or no religious persuasion—is welcome to participate.
Circles are other ways people are encouraged to connect & deepen relationships. Though active Circles change from time to time, we now have a Dinner Circle, Haiku Circle, Drumming Circle, GOT (Growing Older Together) Circle, a “Breakfast Meeting”—once a month breakfast circle, Theatre Circle, “Reimagining the Sacred Mythos of Christianity” Circle, an LGBT Support & Advocacy Circle, Compassionate Communication Circle and many more! These are envisioned and led by members of the congregation, and new Circles are always welcome to form.
Seasonally, we often participate with neighboring churches to host a series of forums or classes on topics of interest. Last Lent (the 40 days before Easter), for instance, we partnered with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to offer a series on Celtic Spirituality.