Each Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon the Gospel Preview group gather in the Chapel to study the Gospel reading assigned in the Episcopal Church lectionary for the coming Sunday. Attendance varies from 8 to 18 with an average of 12. A wide variety of ages and life experiences are represented in the group, leading to lively discussions.
Distil is a group of adults in their 20s and 30s and beyond. It is primarily a social group with some faith formation and outreach opportunities. Distil meets once a month for lunch at different venues. They also sponsor parish-wide events, such as a caroling expedition to elderly parishioner's homes around Christmas and the adult campfire at the Parish Retreat. For more information, contact Mees Tielens.
The Book Club meets regularly at a parishioner's home. They are currently discussing David Brooks’ new book The Second Mountain; A Quest for a Moral Life. Past books have included Barbara Brown Taylor's Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, Bruce Epperly's The Mystic in You, and Rachel Held Evan's Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again.
The Good Grief group began as an informal gathering of parishioners who had lost someone near and dear to them, and was a place where they could find share their experiences of grief and find strength in each other. Good Grief meets on an "as needed" basis, often around holiday seasons or other difficult times. When a death impacts a member of the Transfiguration community, they are ready to stand beside and provide support in any way they can.
Parish Care Committee
The Parish Care Committee, PCC, meets once a month to discuss parishioner needs. They organize home communion and clergy visits, send cards and deliver meals. Many in the Parish reach out to those in need, but the PCC is the place to make sure no-one is missed. They deliver Easter and Thanksgiving baskets as well as Christmas poinsettias to those unable to attend church.