St. Giles Peace Circle

Emmanuel “is coming.” But how can we prepare for Christmas, for this miraculous moment that marks the birthing of God into each of us? Come to our Advent Peace Circle on Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm via Zoom.

Peace Circles are a pastoral tool that allow people to share their joys, challenges, fears and hopes in a safe and sacred space. Participants sit in a circle and share their collective wisdom and truth designed so that all voices are heard and all people are welcomed. From a Christian perspective, peace circles offer a path to reconciliation and are about fostering peace with God, with others, and with larger society. A tool that has its roots in indigenous traditions, peace circles have been utilized throughout the world to build community, discern important decisions, and formulate creative solutions to repair harm.

St. Giles Peace Circles participants have shared that they have found good spiritual reflection, holy conversation, a glimpse of beauty, some moments of hope, and a ray of needed positivity and communion that have made this time of social distancing and anxiety much more community centered and relational.

St. Giles Peace Circles usually gathers on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7 pm via Zoom. Mark your calendar and join us for the future virtual gathering. In December 2020, we are holding our Advent Peace Circle on Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm via Zoom instead of on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Register by emailing peacecircle@stgilesparish.org and the Zoom invitation, along with any instruction, pre-reading, or video will follow.