As St. Monica moves forward during this time, we recognize that many of our parishioners are encountering significant changes in their job status, and that those changes may be temporary or perhaps permanent.
To accompany our parishioners during this time, St. Monica is hosting online (Zoom) Unemployed Together small groups, which are peer support groups led by two volunteer co-facilitators over a period of six (6) weeks. For parishioners who are facing significant changes to their work status, these groups can provide the opportunity to gather in small groups of 6-8, and process these changes and feelings of uncertainty in a safe, comfortable, and faith-filled environment.
Our small groups will begin in mid-June, 2020. All of our volunteer co-facilitators are compassionate listeners and experienced small group leaders. As a framework for our sessions, we'll be using the Unemployed Together workbook, published by The Pastoral Center. An initial Orientation session will last for about 1 hour. Each of the subsequent six sessions will last 1.5 hours, and group members are asked to commit to attending all sessions.
If you are interested in joining this small group opportunity, please register here online: