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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, 2022. 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

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