Category Archives: Adult Formation

Contemplative Group This Wednesday!

The Contemplative Group will meet Wednesday, October 2 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room at Good Shepherd.  We begin with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer/meditation, followed by a teaching and discussion. This month we will begin a new series by Fr. Richard Rohr called Exploring and Experiencing The Naked Now – a program based on the main themes of his best-selling book. Contemplative seeing is the “lost treasure” from our Christian Tradition. This series opens Scripture to reveal the goal of religion.

New Schedule for Contemplative Group!

The Contemplative GroupFr. Rohr will now meet twice a month – on the first and third Wednesday of the month.  So, mark your calendars for September 4 (next week) and September 18 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room.  We begin with 20 minutes of Contemplation/Meditation followed by a teaching and discussion We will continue with our study of Fr. Richard Rohr’s “The Naked Now”.  All are welcome – members and guests. Invited a friend!

CONTEMPLATIVE GROUP

The August meeting of the Contemplative Group will be this coming Wednesday, August 21, at 10 a.m.  We will begin with Contemplative Meditation, followed by a teaching from Fr. Richard Rohr’s series “Exploring and Experiencing the Naked Now.”  In this series  we will explore why our ego resists change and growth; what Jesus (the first mystical leader in the West) can teach us, what is useful about popular ideas such as the ‘law of attraction’ and how we can enhance our spiritual awareness without sacrificing reason. All are welcome – invite a friend!

New Bible Study!

Our Thursday Bible Study will begin studying “Jesus and Buddha: Paths to Awakening” beginning on Thursday, February 7, 9:30-11 a.m. in the Conference Room.  Using a curriculum presented by Fr. Richard Rohr, (a Franciscan and founder of the Center of Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM and James Finley, a former Trappist monk who studied under Thomas Merton at the Abbey of Gethesemani in Kentucky), we will take a close look at the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and the teachings of Jesus found in the gospels.  This will be an 8-week series.

Taize Service

A service of Prayer and Contemplation called Taize, will be held this Saturday night at 5:3O p.m. in the Sanctuary.  It will include chant, quiet reflection, prayer, and scripture.  This contemplative time will be followed by the Holy Eucharist.  All are welcome to join us and all are welcomed at God’s table!