The Art of the Sacred

The Art of the Sacred

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 until Oct. 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

See dates below

The United Churches of North Toronto have teamed up to offer a year-round  adult education. We invite everyone, whether they attend church or not, to explore spirituality with us by attending!

Our offerings this year kickoff with a workshop entitled “The Art of the Sacred,” where class members will both explore the Psalms and the Lord’s Prayer, and experiment with writing their own. Two book-club groups will follow. First off, we’ll read Marcus Borg’s last book, Convictions; How I learned What Matters Most, and that will be followed by reading Phillip Newell’s The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings. Our final offering will be a class entitled “Constantly Becoming.” This group will explore Christianity’s beliefs about things like prayer, the sacraments, confession and forgiveness from a theologically progressive point of view.

Each book study starts at 7:00 pm. See address locations below.

September 25 – October 16, 2018 
The Art of the Sacred: Exploration of Prayers and the Psalms through Creative Art at Glebe Rd. United Church, 20 Glebe Rd. E. with Rev. Cynthia O’Connell. This will be an arts based workshop, a study of the Lord’s Prayer (with a write your own version component), writing Psalms and a visual arts project. The book will be “Writing the Sacred: A Psalm-Inspired Path to Appreciating and Writing Sacred Poetry” by Ray Mcginnis.

November 7 through December, 2018 
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most – a book study by Marcus Borg at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. with Rev. John Suk.

January 15 through February 2019
The Re-birthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings – a John Phillip Newell book study at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Rd. with Rev. Emily Gordon.

March 6 through April 2019
Constantly Becoming. An examination of prayer, sacraments, sin and forgiveness from a Progressive Perspective – at Eglinton St. George United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. with Rev. Paul Hutchinson.

All are welcome.