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Small-Community Ideas That Work: Spontaneous Prayer

Does the thought of spontaneous prayer terrify you? The leader of a small group may at times want or find it necessary to offer a spontaneous prayer, perhaps to open or close the prayer portion of a session or to open or close the meeting itself. A practice that can ...
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Small Community Ideas that Work: Leading Prayer

You are a leader of prayer, and that’s something to ponder and celebrate. This is not everyone’s task or gift, but it is yours. What sets the prayer leader apart? You are welcoming, you are fully present, you project a calm confidence, and you create the atmosphere and set the ...
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Small-Community Ideas That Work: Storytelling

Embracing the reign of God, facing the challenge of conversion, and embarking on our spiritual journeys are frequently made possible through the storytelling that takes place in small communities.   When men and women share faith stories, and their parish respects and values these stories, both the individuals and the parish community ...
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SCC Ideas That Work: Prayer Options

Being creative with the opening and closing prayer can help participants grow by experiencing a variety of prayer forms. Familiar prayers can be reassuring, and they should be a part of the group’s overall experience, but sharing new words and forms can capture the participants’ attention, help them appreciate prayer ...
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Small Community Ideas that Work: Postcards for fun, friendship, and the future…

Many small groups meet in the spring and fall for six weeks, and for many reasons there is no opportunity to gather or even talk to or see each other between seasons.   With many people on vacation, at home or away from home, a colorful postcard with an “I’m thinking of ...
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Small community ideas that work: Invitation

How many of us have ever needed help? How many of us see the same folks on every committee, every project, every team? Whether you are in need of small-community leaders, new members for your RENEW parish team, or any other ministry RENEW suggests four easy steps to get the ...
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