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
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.”
The 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!
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!
Join us this coming Wednesday, October 16, at 10 a.m. for Contemplative Prayer, study and discussion. We continue with Fr. Richard Rohr’s teaching called “The Naked Now.”
What do we mean when we talk about Jesus? October’s Adult Forum (10/6), “Embracing an Adult Faith” will focus on our understandings of Jesus. Join us Sunday following the 10 am service to hear from Marcus Borg.
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.
TAIZÉ SERVICE – A service in the style of Taizé will be offered Saturday, September 28 at the 5:30 service at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. This is a service of quiet contemplation, scripture readings and chant, followed by Holy Eucharist. All are welcome!
Contemplative Group will meet this Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room. We begin with 20 minutes of Contemplation/Meditation followed by a section of a presentation by Fr. Richard Rohr and group discussion. All are welcome! Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Pitman.
The Contemplative Group 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!
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!
The Contemplative Group will meet this Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room. Join us for a time of quiet contemplation (or meditation) following by a sharing by Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor on “Being Present” and discussion following.
The June ADULT FORUM will take place on Sunday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room at Good Shepherd. This session will focus on a presentation by Bishop John Shelby Spong on the Theology of the Atonement.
The Contemplative Group will meet this Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room. Join us for a time of quiet contemplation (or meditation) following by a sharing by Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor on “Being Present” and discussion.
Please join us for our next Taize Service this Saturday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Church. We will have chant, scripture readings and quiet meditation followed by Holy Communion. All are welcome to join us – invite a friend!
Join us for Contemplative Prayer during Holy Week! We meet at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room on Wednesday, April 17. We will begin with meditative prayer, followed by a teaching by Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor on “Paying Attention”. All are welcome!
Thursday Bible Study begins a new study on April 4. We will be using Peter Enn’s book “The Bible Tells Me So”. We meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. Order your book today and prepare by reading Chapter One. All are welcome – bring a friend!
The next Contemplative Group meeting is Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. We begin with 20 minutes of contemplation/meditation. Following will be a brief video of Fr. Richard Rohr on contemplation and discussion. All are welcome!
Join us this coming Sunday, March 3, for our monthly Adult Forum following the 10 a.m. service in the Conference Room. This Sunday we will conclude our series on World Religions with a look at Islam.