Circles of Trust


February 10, 2024    
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

“Circles of Trust” is a small group ministry which explores the inner teacher in each of us and builds compassionate relationships with others. Through personal reflection, deep listening, open and honest questions, and clearness committees, we build trust in our authentic selves and in one another. “Circles of Trust” draws from the spiritual writing of Quaker Parker Palmer.

To register, click here. Dates for our sessions are January 27; February 10, 24; March 9, 2024; from 9:30 –a.m. to noon. The deadline for registering was Friday January 28.

This series focuses on Habits of the Heart, a curriculum based on Palmer’s 2011 book Healing the Heart of Democracy¸ where he applies his principles to the public arena. The first explained “Circles of Trust” practice; the remaining three sessions provide spiritual deepening and tips for practical application in our shared ministries. While attendance at all four sessions is encouraged, don’t let unpredictable schedules get in the way of signing up.

For additional reading about “Circles of Trust,” see Parker Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life. For the orientation and content of this particular retreat series, see Parker Palmer, Healing the Heart of Democracy. For lovely holiday reading, see Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak. These titles are also available on Amazon.

Rev. Dr. Barbara Coeyman is a UU Accredited Interim Minister and a credentialed Facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal, the sponsoring institution of “Circles of Trust.” For questions and more information, contact Rev. Barbara directly at