- Explore Spirituality
- Experience Belonging
- Embrace Action
- In Memoriam
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 until Mar. 31, 2021
Our Explore Spirituality team is presenting two unique discussion study series to stimulate your mind, challenge your thinking, and get you out of the house (well…in a ‘virtual’ manner!).
COMING TO: Affirmation, Resolution, Our Senses
The Rev. Jean Ward is back! She is offering a five-week study, which looks past our first five or six decades and into how we might discover our own way into the purpose and wonder that awaits us.
The series will run online, via Zoom, Tuesdays, from February 9 to March 9, from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Please register here. You can sign up for any, or all, of the sessions.
The study is partially based on three books:
• How Did I get to Be 70 When I’m 35 Inside by Linda Douty
• Falling Upwards – A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
• On the Brink of Everything by Parker J. Palmer
You don’t have to read the books to enjoy this series.
“Most of us are never told that we can set out from the known and the familiar to take on a further journey. Our institutions and our expectations, including our churches, are almost entirely configured to encourage, support, reward, and validate the tasks of the first half of life. Shocking and disappointing, but I think it is true.
So many, if not most, of us settle for the brick and mortar of first-stage survival, and never get to what I call ‘the unified field’ of life itself. As Bill Plotkin, a wise guide, puts it, many of us learn to do our ‘survival dance,’ but we never get to our actual ‘sacred dance.’”
Richard Rohr, Falling Upward
The Book of Longings
Join the Rev. Douglas duCharme and Amanda Hancox for a five-week discussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Book of Longings.
The discussion series will run online, via Zoom, Wednesdays through Lent – from February 24 to March 24 – from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Space is limited, so please register here.
Kidd’s 2020 novel reframes the story of Jesus through the story of a young woman named Ana. She is rebellious, a seeker with a curious mind and a daring spirit. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writing. When she meets the eighteen-year-old Jesus, each is drawn to, and enriched by, the other’s spiritual and philosophical ideas. The story is grounded in research, and written with a respectful approach to Jesus’s life that focuses on his humanity. The result is quite simply a re-telling of the gospels through the eyes of a remarkable and perceptive woman.
Friday Feb 26, 12:00 am
Saturday Feb 27, 12:00 am
Sunday Feb 28, 12:00 am
Monday Mar 1, 12:00 am
Tuesday Mar 2, 12:00 am
Wednesday Mar 3, 12:00 am