Formation in Practice – Advent 2022

We hope that in reflecting further on the topic of belonging, you will find it meaningful to share in discussing these questions with others.

Communities of Transformation

Who is your community of transformation: the people alongside whom you are called to grow, undergo conversion, and bear fruit? 

How have you experienced the transformation that community can bring: its tensions and challenges, as well as its joys and rewards?

Are there people with whom you find yourself at odds, or who challenge your worldview? How do they offer an opportunity for you to reflect on your own responses, reframe your own patterns, and consider new ways of engaging?

How do others in your community carry the burden of areas for which you are ill-equipped? What gifts do you bring to community, which assist others to grow and thrive?

Identity & Belonging

Do you identify as a Christian? What does that identity mean to you?

When have you known the contentment of belonging to God?

What was your own journey to the Font and to the Table of God?

How do the Sacraments inform and shape your sense of identity and belonging?

What do you think about the proposal of the “Open Table”: allowing people to receive the Eucharist before Baptism? Do your think the Eucharist should have a function on both sides of the Font?

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”   – Matthew 18:20


  1. David Phillips I on December 26, 2022 at 20:16

    43 years in AA; also Tuesday a.m. Bible Study @ St. Mark’s ( which has since been sold)

  2. Rick Dharma on November 21, 2022 at 12:50

    “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” – Matthew 18:20

    And, even within yourselves Brothers He manifests 💜

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