Our Sunday Circle is a time for gratitude, meditation, song, prayer, reflection, and community-building. All are welcome to simply come as they are and join our circle...where they will find an inviting space for centering, exploration, and connection with other people on their spiritual journeys.
Our Sunday Circle is a time and place where people come together in a sacred way and where various threads in our community are woven together into a greater whole.
In our Sunday Circles themes of personal spirituality, social and environmental justice, openness, and love are often encountered in story, song, or through talks. First Sundays of the month we celebrate an interfaith communion that is open to all. On the Second Sundays our service tends to be more focused on meditation and contemplation. Oftentimes a member of the community will share parts of their spiritual journey on the Third or Fourth Sundays. Rev. Dr. Ian Mevorach, co-founder and minister, often gives talks on a Bible passage or a text from another faith tradition; we also invite guest presenters from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. Every week we include a time for each person to reflect and, if they choose, share their own inner truth, insights, and questions with the rest of the circle. Carolyn Waters, our music and arts director, leads our community in song that is soulful, joyful, and meaningful, and also coordinates an array of outstanding musical and artistic guests from within and beyond our community.
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At the same time as our Sunday Circle, we have a children's program called "Children's Circle" for children ages 3 and up. Parents and caregivers simply bring their children with them, register if it is their first time, and then during the gathering song at the beginning of the service the children head upstairs to their classrooms with our teachers. Please visit our website for more information; http://www.commonstreet.org/childrens-circle. Teens are encouraged to participate in the Sunday Circle itself, though it also sometimes works for them to find roles as "helpers" for the Children's Circle.