Category Archives: Adult Formation

Contemplative Group

Below is the schedule during the upcoming holidays for our Contemplative Group which normally meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays.  Please mark your calendars for these changes:

November 20 – We meet

December 4 – No Meeting (Holly Fair Setup)

December 18 – Meet

January 1 – No Meeting (New Years)

January 15 – Meet

 

New Thursday Study!

Beginning this Thursday, November 6, we will begin a new study titled “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith.”  This is a study of the communion of faith and science, exploring the promise of evolutionary Christian Spirituality. Rachel Held Evans said that it is risky to continue to evolve as a person – “Risk is harmonizing my conviction, my faith, my desire to follow Jesus Christ with what I see in the world, with what I observe, with what I’ve been taught growing up versus what I encounter as a young adult myself.”  Join us at 9:30 a.m. as we look at this week’s topic, “Toward Healing the Rift.”

Contemplative Group

Fr. RohrThe Contemplative Group will meet on both the first and third Wednesdays of November – November 6 and 20.  We will continue with our study of Fr. Richard Rohr’s “The Naked Now” starting the second talk of the series.  In this talk, Fr. Richard leads us to experience a new way to process reality, not knowing by thinking, but by encountering.  Join us at 10 a.m. on these two Wednesdays for a quiet time of meditation followed by a talk and discussion!

Adult Forum Tomorrow!

Living in the Bible Belt for almost half a century, I cannot tell you how many times I was asked “Are you saved?”  Being the flippant person I can be, I sometimes responded “From what?”  Most often I said that wasn’t my theology.  In our Adult Forum this week we will hear what Marcus Borg’s theology is on the topic of “Salvation”.  We’ll also discuss what each of our participants believe on this subject.  Join us in the Conference Room at 11:30 tomorrow and share your perspective!

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!