Reunion - or 4th Day – groups are a gathering of three to six people who meet regularly (usually once a month) to share and connect how they are living out the method of the Cursillo Movement. 4th Day groups form strong bonds, build trust, and foster a deeper union with Christ alive in our lives and hearts.
You can click on the “View 4th Day Groups” button and see which of the groups look interesting to you. Also, your sponsor can help you find a 4th day group.
4th day groups change and grow as time and life continue. Some people meet and stay in the same group for many years, and some people have been part of many groups. When a group gets too large, it needs to rearrange.
If you would like to start a new reunion group, the basic format is to start your meeting with prayer (gospel for the upcoming Sunday is a common choice) and then discuss your thoughts on the reading and how you see God in your life these days. Contact Jean Nelson (Boccemom@gmail.com) or Info@MarinCursillo.com to share details (where, when, contact info).
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Featuring this month's 4th Day Group:
Spinning the Ketchup Bottle 4th Day Group
*Every Wednesday morning in San Rafael / Terra Linda
We meet every Wednesday at Eduardo’s Diner at 4200 Redwood Hwy. in San Rafael, starting the day at 7:30, and spin the ketchup bottle. Whomever it lands on, says grace. Then we share a bible lesson put together by Rog Carrington for about 30 minutes. We use a timer because we want to get enough sharing time. After the study discussion, whoever has the ketchup bottle gets to share for 3 or 4 minutes whatever is going on in their life "checking in". This is done without interruption from others. When he is done the bottle gets passed to the next person to check in until all have had a chance to share. we usually have a timer going to get to the prayer time at about 9. During the share time, one person is responsible to make notes for any requests for prayer so we then can have a group prayer leader, who offers prayers for each person. We close with the Lord's prayer about 9:15.
Newcomers are welcome. We just added Evan and Mike who were candidates from the last weekend. We also just added a guy from St Johns who made his Cursillo 10 years ago and wants now to join a fourth day. We have had 7 rectors come from our group over the years and we have been meeting since 2004 - 14 years.
Front row left to right: Tom Egan, Joe Artigiani, Walt Tullis, Joe Allen, Pete Doyle.
Back row left to right: Rog Carrington, Ron Leach, Bob Ades, Mike Marovich, John Gulick and Evan Saunders.
September 2017 Ultreya Report
There was a full house at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Novato on September 22nd. Larry Mazzotta opened the meeting with a good joke (as he recollects!) from the internet and introduced the topic for the evening, “Living the Great Commission.” Pastor John Beckman of Good Shepherd captivated us all with an off-the-cuff, intellectually and spiritually stimulating discussion of The Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19) That’s where Jesus tells the apostles, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations…” What does all this mean in our 21st century, post-Christian culture? How do we make a difference?
Ximena Bervejillo and Don Cowan, two new Cursillistas from Anchored in Faith and God Orders Our Steps, gave us insights into their views on their Christian walks and evangelization as inspired by their recent Cursillo Weekends.
Jean Nelson then introduced the new Recruitment Guidelines in a humor-filled but serious discussion of tools that are available for use in our component churches and designed to attract vibrant Christian candidates to our Spring 2018 weekends. These guidelines and other helpful tools are detailed on the Team Resources page, and all are encouraged to explore.
In closing, Larry gave the marching orders: All Cursillo communities are urged to gather NOW with their pastor, offer to assist him or her in any church community needs, and, in turn, seek the pastor's help in identifying appropriate candidates for our Spring weekends. NOW is the time to roll out our evangelization efforts and provide more workers for the vineyard.