Indeed it takes imagination to bring people together in these times in speech and action, to provoke them to try to understand each others’ dreams. To me, one of the possibilities is that of drawing diverse people together to project, to reach out towards a more humane and fulfilling order of things.
— Maxine Greene

Circles are Middle Circle small groups intended to help foster meaningful community. Most of our current circles are below, but visit our calendar for details.


Interested in starting your own Middle Circle small group? Tell us about it. 


Spirituality & Brunch

Meets Monthly, usually on a Sunday
Various Locations

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The Spirituality & Brunch circle gathers monthly to experience a spiritual tradition and then eats brunch together afterwards to share what the experience was like. You don't have to have any particualr spiritual beliefs to participate.
 


7 Gens

Meets Monthly
Various Locations                

7 Gens rallies people from multiple generations to share and exchange wisdom, stories, and experiences through the medium of having a good time! Events include bowling, bocce, dinners, salons, and much more. Come join in the intergenerational fun!

Past Event: Bowling!


Philosophy

3rd Thursdays of the Month
7–9:30p
Register for Location

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Philosophy Circle creates a place for friends or strangers to dig into the topics that mean the most in our lives. Each gathering is led by Middle Circle community members and centers around age-old philosophical question ( e.g. Is human nature Good or Evil? What is the soul? What is the Cosmos? What happens when we die?)Exploring these topics triggers our curiosities and helps us connect more deeply to our wider community and world. This gathering has a limited number of spots  ensure everyone gets to be a part of the discussion, so make sure to register.


Social Good

Meets Monthly
Various Locations

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The Social Good circle is all about doing community service together as a community.

Past Gathering: Our first gathering involved preparing and serving a meal at San Francisco's Navigation Center.


Vinyasa Yoga

1st & 3rd Thursdays of the Month
6–7p
St. Cyprian's Church
2097 Turk St, SF

Engage in an ancient practice in a sacred space–a church sanctuary. People of all faiths, perspectives, age, and yoga experience are invited to join teacher Erin Mariani for vinyasa flow yoga. Afterwards stick around to connect with new friends and neighbors.

This is a donation-based yoga class.  We encourage those who can to donate $10.  However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds. Presented by Pop Up Yoga San Francisco.


Azure Party

1st Fridays of the Month
6–9p
St. Cyprian's Church
2097 Turk St, SF

Azure Parties are tailored for kids on the autism spectrum or similar neurodiversities and their families and care givers. Includes open live jazz jam by piano virtuoso Stephen Prutsman and some of the Bay Area's finest jazz musicians. Families and caregivers, no registration is necessary to attend.

Please inquire if you interested volunteering to support this event.


Interfaith Book Study

1st Wednesday of the Month
7–9p
The Presidio Interfaith Chapel
130 Fisher Loop, SF

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The Interfaith Book Study group reads books and discusses topics around interfaith and intrafaith. We're currently reading A History of God by Karen Armstrong.

Inquiries can be made here.

Free. No registration is necessary. 

 


Brewosophy

Meets on Various Thursdays
6–9p
St. Cyprian's Community Kitchen
2097 Turk St, SF

Brewosophy is Middle Circle's Brewers Guild, which engages in the ancient practice of brewing good beer in good company with meaningful conversation. You need not have brewing experience to participate.


Simply Sandwiches

Every Friday
10–12a
St. Cyprian's Community Kitchen
2097 Turk St, SF

Simply Sandwiches prepares 200 sandwiches for those in need every Friday morning.  No registration necessary. 


Improv 

Last Wednesday of the Month
8–9:30p
St. Cyprian's Church
2097 Turk St, SF

Laugh, have fun, and exercise your imagination and creativity at our monthly Improv class.

Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15. Whether you are a veteran or a novice, this class will get you into a place of silliness, absurdity, and break you out of your day to day routine. The class focuses on improv games involving balls, bizarre stories, ridiculous movement, and the occasional song, ending with a few group ‘improv scene’ exercises. It’s BYOB, but there’s also beer and wine by donation.