Like a Kaleidoscope, when life shifts, new beauty appears.
Kaleid Circles are opportunities for women in the Kaleid community to See Ourselves, See Others, and See the City with greater clarity and compassion, together.
Believing that growth involves being grounded in God's love (contemplation), being aware of what's true (learning), and being active through new habits (embodiment), Kaleid Circles foster these things as we seek new vision for engaging ourselves, others, and our city.
In a Kaleid Circle, you will be with women experiencing shifts in similar directions as you. You may share passions, curiosities, or desires for impact in our city. A Kaleid Circle provides a space to the take the next step. Together, we learn and try new things, taking risks so that we may discover and create more beauty.
Circles are led by the Kaleid Team, a Kaleid woman who has completed Foundations, or a partner practitioner.
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Let Your Life Speak
Wed., May 17 - June 21
6:30 - 7:15 am
Old Testament Women Responding to God
Do you need some friends who inspire you to let your life speak? During this contemplative circle we will meet six women from the Old Testament who responded to God with their lives and moved with confidence, courage, clarity, and compassion. We will engage in the practice of imaginative prayer as we connect our stories with God's story by way of their stories.
The Very Good Gospel Book Club
Wed., June 14 and 28
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Enacting Shalom in Our World
What can we do to bring shalom to our nations, our communities, and our souls? Through a careful exploration of biblical text, particularly the first three chapters of Genesis, Lisa Sharon Harper shows us what "very good" can look like today, even after the Fall.
See the City
Dear White Peacemakers Book Club
Sunday Evenings, September 11 and 25
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Are you a white woman who wants to be a racial peacemaker? Seeing our city includes continuing to reckon with race. Atlanta’s story is also the story of racial division–its deep pain and the opportunity for peacemaking within it. Author Osheta Moore writes graciously and candidly to white Christians who desire to be a part of God’s story of shalom through the urgent work of racial peacemaking.
See the City Foundations Circle
Day of 10/1 (bike tour), Evenings of 10/5 (zoom), 10/19 (zoom), 11/2 (zoom), 11/16 (dinner)
Have you ever wanted to connect more to your Atlanta community? Do you want to notice God's story unfolding all around you, from your backyard to the very systems that shape our community? By connecting with the physical land, local neighborhoods and wider community, we can learn to love well where we live!
See the City Fall Pop Ups
10/15, 10/16, 11/10, 12/4, 12/10
At Kaleid, we want to See our City so that we can love well. This fall, we are gathering in five different places as we seek to know Atlanta more deeply. We love the community of Kaleid and the way that, within it, we can become better listeners, more perceptive understanders, and more faithful participants in the love of God at work in our city.
See the City Bike Tour
Saturday, October 1
Come with us on a curated bike tour to hear more about Atlanta’s history! Together, we will experience God in both the beauty and brokenness of our community. This awareness is the beginning of understanding why things came to be as they are today. Who knows? This experience may help you discern how you can be a part of God’s story in our city!
Serve with Kaleid
M, W, F, July 25, 27, 29
Do you want to see the world from the perspective of refugee children? Do you want to learn from, serve, connect with and welcome children over play, lunch, gardening, physical activties, and art? Join the Kaleid community as we help host Friends of Refugees' Summer Youth Camp.
This is Kaleid’s most robust and unique offering! Join us as we See Ourselves, See Others, and See the City through new lenses by learning, praying, and following God’s lead, together. One former participant said, “Foundations helped me to see self, others, and the city as a whole, to integrate perspectives and change my thought processes. It helped me to expand and to focus, both! I now have a deeper and closer walk with God and would highly recommend it to friends!”
Power, Patriarchy, Women, and the Church
Got your attention? We thought so! We are taking time to process the intersection of patriarchy and faith by way of three recent resources: Christianity Today’s The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Kristen duMez’s Jesus and John Wayne, and Beth Allison Barr’s The Making of Biblical Womanhood. We desire to cultivate a thoughtful and open conversation that will lead us toward a better understanding and use of our own power in God’s world.
Do Justice: Remaining in the Race Conversation
This Kaleid Circle is an opportunity for white women to continue to learn and practice justice when it comes to race, particularly as it pertains to white engagement with justice issues that have long affected our black neighbors.
On Being Pro Life
Do you feel like a political exile in 2020? Are you struggling with how to process issues that touch your faith and your community as you consider your vote in November? We will be hearing from six guest speakers whose work with those at the margins in Atlanta has helped to shape their views on what it looks like to promote life in relationships, in vocation, in ministry, and in politics.
WATCH! Movie Night
Come watch the movie "The Farewell" together. The movie is a heartwarming story about a Chinese-American family traveling to say goodbye to a beloved grandmother. We will enjoy popcorn, chocolate, and wine. During the evening, we will watch the movie together and then spend a half an hour or so discussing it.
StrengthsFinder Workshop: Seeing Ourselves in God's Story
Saturday, April 15
How can we love well from our unique combination of gifts and strengths? Join us for a deep dive into the Clifton StrengthsFinder with Elizabeth Payne, a certified StrengthsFinder coach, who will help us celebrate our uniqueness as we ask what it means to deploy our strengths in the service of loving ourselves, others, and our city.
Embodiment - Join God's Story
4th Thursdays, Jan. - April
Do you want to intentionally connect your story, in its everyday reality, with God's stories in the world? Sometimes our ordinary, everyday lives feel disconnected. We want to love with our God-given passions, influence, convictions, and gifts, but we aren’t sure how. This Circle is for women who want to take the time to prayerfully and courageously take their own “next steps” for growth. Through group discussion and individual practice, we will gain clarity about our unique invitation from God to live faithfully, in our own bodies and in our own communities, today.
New Life in Christ: Easter Silent Retreat
Monday, May 1
Do you want to make space to be with God this spring? Join us for a silent retreat! With the exception of a brief set up for the day in the morning and a chance to debrief the day together at the end of the day. We will offer guidance for the time around a theme of New Life in Christ. Optional, additional opportunities include: engaging with art, nature and a spiritual director.
Book Club: The Gift of Being Yourself
Sundays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 19
"Our true self-in-Christ is the only self that will support authenticity." - Benner Do you want to explore how genuine self-understanding can lead to spiritual growth? Join us for lively dinner and conversation about David Benner's book The Gift of Being Yourself, a rich but concise exploration of the power of self-knowledge (both "false" and "true" selves) in one's journey of following Christ.
23rd Psalm: Contemplative Prayer Postures for Lent
Wed., 2/22 - 4/5, or Thurs., 2/23 - 24/6
Are you a woman who wants to experience more of God's presence and provision? We will journey through Lent, praying Psalm 23 with our body, mind, and spirit. We will practice seven prayer postures based on the experience of the sheep in Psalm 23. And, we will pray the Prayer or Examen to notice God's daily presence and provision as we move through Lent toward Easter.