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An Invitation to Community by Kim Halfhill

Over the last few weeks at 2BC you've probably heard a lot about community groups. Our hope is that every adult at 2BC joins a community group. Not just for the sake of the joining, but because community groups provide us with a unique opportunity to grow in our relationship with God while we also build deeper, more meaningful friendships with those around us.  

"THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS." Earlier this year our congregation had the opportunity to screen the film Resilience. "Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune."  (https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/about-the-film/). As a result of the retreat that accompanied the screening, our congregation has chosen to be a faith-based leader in the community in addressing this problem.

I'd like to invite you to be part of a unique community group opportunity to continue the conversation about resilience at 2BC. The Resilience Community Group is a pop-up group that will meet for only 6-8 weeks this fall. A few of our meetings will even be via Zoom video conferencing. We'll begin meeting in early October on select Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.  The group will focus on better understanding ACES (adverse childhood experiences) and the role we all play in sharing hope with those around us. We will consider how we can be resilience builders, both as individuals and as a faith community.  I hope you'll join us!

You can register for this group or check out a full list of community group opportunities here. There are plenty of groups to choose from. If you have questions or don't see what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact our engagement director, Kim Halfhill. I would love to help you find just the right spot!

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