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.
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.
Contemplative Taize Service with Eucharist is offered on the fourth Saturday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Join us on Saturday, February 23 for this quiet, reflective time of chant, scripture, and silence followed by the Holy Eucharist.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room. We will begin with 20 min. of Contemplative Prayer followed with the continuation of our study on Falling Upward by Fr. Richard Rohr. All are welcome to join us! No experience necessary.
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.
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!
The next meeting of the Contemplative Group will be on Wednesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room. Join us for a 20 minute period of contemplation/meditation followed by a teaching with Fr. Richard Rohr. In this chaotic time, these moments of silence and reflection are imperative for our spirituality.
The first Adult Forum for 2019 will be on Sunday, January 6 following the 10 a.m. service in the Conference Room. We will focus on Part II of our study of Buddhism. All are welcome to join us!
The December Taize Service will be held on Saturday, December 22 at the 5:30 p.m. service. This is a contemplative service focused on chant, scripture and silent reflection, followed by the Eucharist. Take time from the chaos to reflect on the true meaning of this holy season.
The Contemplative Group will meet on Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room. We will begin with a 20-minute meditation period, followed by a teaching. We continue with Fr. Richard Rohr’s presentation called “Falling Upward” which is a focus on what is called the two halves of life. He states that “great love” and/or “great suffering” aides in moving one from one half to the other. Join us for this special time of reflection and discussion.
Our next Adult Forum will meet Sunday, December 2 at 11:30 a.m. We will continue our series on World Religions with a focus on Buddhism.
Because of the upcoming holiday, the Contemplative Group will meet on Wednesday, November 14, at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room. We will begin with a 20-minute meditation/prayer. Following we will continue a new teaching series from Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr called “Falling Upward.” This series is based on his book of the same title in which he describes how in the first half of life we are preoccupied with establishing our identities. In the second part we begin to embark on a further journey that leads into challenges and mistakes that actually shock us out of our prior comfort zones. He states that the message of ‘falling down’-that is in fact moving upward is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world’s religions, including and especially Christianity.
On Sunday, November 4, the Adult Forum Class will continue their study of world religions with a focus on Taoism. The classic Tao Te Ching…reveals how both action and contemplation are paths to experiencing harmony, peace, and unity amidst diversity. Join us following the 10 a.m. service for a closer look at this religion which has existed in China for over 2,500 years.
We will begin this new study this Thursday, November 1, 9:30-11 a.m. in the Conference Room. Participants are encouraged to read the first 54 pages in Part 1 – “There’s Something Going On Here.” (Even if you haven’t read the material, come join in the discussion!)