Open Circle Event & Reflection

Open Circle student leaders planned our December event to reflect on the past term. It’s inspiring to see what they create and how they are influenced by their experiences in Open Circle, blossoming into people who invite their peers into meaningful conversations.

(left) Gathering begins at a downtown restaurant. (right) Continues with a homemade gift exchange game in Jeff and Marybeth’s home, along with an intense hour+ of reflection on quotes and questions that the student planners posed:

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace.” (Frederick Buechner)


  • How has this past term contributed to your journey?
  • What is one thing you would like to continue?
  • What intangible gifts have you received? How do you express gratitude for these gifts?