The “Soul Sisters” is St. Dunstan’s discussion group for women. Our aim is to have a regular forum in which we can talk about things in confidence, get to know each other better, and support each other through whatever is going on in our lives. Although we often have a particular topic for a session - sometimes theological, sometimes just of current concern - we often wander into other issues that are on someone’s mind. We pray together, laugh together, and carry each other in our hearts.
We meet on the second Saturday of each month, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Since the Pandemic began in 2019, our meetings have been held via Zoom, which has allowed us to include women who no longer live in the area. We have members calling in from North Carolina, Washington state, and even Canada!
There are dozens of women on our list for email reminders, but we have no requirements for participation. Each session usually has 6-10 people calling in. Our members are from different age groups, different nationalities, and different faith backgrounds, which makes for rich discussion. Some have been participating for years, others joined recently. Everyone is welcome!
If you have any questions or are interested in joining in, please contact Soul Sisters Convener Sue Carroll. We’d love to get to know you better!
The St. Dunstan’s Men’s Group is open to all men at St. Dunstan's, as well as any friends who might be interested in meeting with other men once a month to discuss a variety of topics. Because we tend to an older demographic, younger members are especially welcome.
We meet approximately once a month at the church on the second Saturday. Since the end of the pandemic, we have also included a zoom link for those who wish to attend virtually. We gather for bagels, coffee, and fellowship in the St. Dunstan’s kitchen at 9:00 a.m. and move to the Parlor to start our discussion between 9:20 and 9:30. We conclude our discussion around 10:30 a.m.
We try to pick a topic in advance each month, usually from a recommendation by a group member. Sometimes the topic is dictated by recent events of particular significance. Issues of social justice, mutual respect, and communications across polarized communities are often part of the discussion. On a few occasions, we have tried to organize an activity by the Men’s Group in support of the parish or of an outreach organization.
We have a group of core members who attend regularly and several additional members and friends of members who participate when they can. Attendance usually runs about six people but may be as low as four or as high as ten.
Please feel free to contact me with questions. We hope to see you there!
John Wyss, Convener