Consider Becoming a Theme Circle Facilitator!

This leadership role is a ministry of creating a space for reflection in a small group of your peers. Each summer we look for new Theme Circle Facilitators.

If you:

  • are a member of First Church
  • are interested in exploring our monthly themes
  • have facilitation skills
  • are a good listener
  • can help others share airtime
  • can follow the Theme Circle format
  • can hold space for deep listening within a small group,

Please consider applying to become a Theme Circle Facilitator.

If you have already been a participant in a Theme Circle, that is ideal, but not necessary.

The commitment requires:

  • lead a 2-hour Theme Circle once a month, October – June
  • attend facilitator meetings every other month, September – May
  • attend the one-session Facilitator training online in August or September with the leader of Soul Matters themes, Rev. Scott Tayler
  • explore the monthly Theme Circle packets, engaging in the resources and spiritual exercises before your circle meets each month
  • regularly communicate with your Theme Circle members via email
  • learn how to be a host on Zoom for online Circles or learn how to use technology for multi-platform (in-person and virtual participants in the same room)
  • serve for one year, with the option to renew for future years
  • work closely with our Associate Minister, Rev. Dena McPhetres

Please find the facilitator application form here: Application for Theme Circle Facilitator

Application deadline is July 15, 2021. Selected applicants may be interviewed by Rev. Dena before mid-August. The new cycle of Theme Circles at First Church begins the third week of October.

For more information, contact Rev. Dena McPhetres at dena.mcphetres@uumilwaukee.org

Check out this video from facilitators Pat McFarland & Katy Phillips.