Adult Formation


On next Thursday, March 25, we will discuss the Netflix 4-part series, “Unorthodox”. This series is based on the true story of Deborah Feldman, as told in her book, about her life as a Hasidic Jew in New York and her journey out of that lifestyle.

Anyone who has watched, or would like to watch, this series is welcome to join us at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the many-layered dynamics and messiness of marriage, family, community relationships – especially in a strict conservative lifestyle. Zoom ID is 891 1467 1362, Password is 684514

2021 LENTEN STUDY of the Disciplines of Lent.

Beginning on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30-8:40 p.m., Fr. Dave, Fr. Don and Mel Caron will lead us through this sacred period of the Church’s Liturgical Year. We will take a closer look at the Disciplines of Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving, Good Works, Study and Repentance, ending on March 25, which is the Thursday before Holy Week. Each week we close with a five-minute quiet reflection with Compline following. (Participants are asked to have their Book of Common Prayer available for this.)

While this study is being offered to members of Good Shepherd in Pitman, St. David’s in Cranbury and St. John’s in Chews Landing, it is open to any person who desires to be intentional in their Lenten practice. The Zoom ID is 451 815 3355. No password is required.

CONTEMPLATIDVE GROUP – We continue to meet weekly at 10 a.m.  There is a spiritual reading into the Silent 20 Minute Meditation, followed by a video teaching by a contemporary contemplative.  Rather than a series, we are using stand-alone teachings of contemplative teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, Dr. James Finley, Mother Cynthia Bourgeault, Fr. Thomas Keating, Fr. Richard Rohr, Thicht Nun Hung, Fr. Laurence Freeman and others.  Following the video there is discussion on how this teaching is applicable to our own spiritual journey.  We are blessed to have a group of women who come from varied backgrounds.  No previous experience is necessary – a brief introduction and instruction precedes our time of silence.  Zoom ID is 813 1796 4254 and password is 018120

THURSDAY STUDY Groups meets on Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. on Zoom – (ID  891 1467 1362 ) .  Classes are offered in blocks depending on the length of each study.

The Next Study information is:

NEW  STUDY will begin on Thursday, April 8.  “WHO IS THIS MAN?”  “On the eve of his crucifixion it seemed like Jesus’ influence on the world had ended. On the contrary, it had just begun.  In this five-session video-based study, pastor and best-selling author, John Ortberg reveals how Jesus and Christianity  came to make an inescapable influence on our world, and how you as a Christian can make an inescapable difference too.”

BOOK GROUP  (Page Turners) is currently not meeting.

For daily meditations go to Contemplative Group

For more information go to Contemplative Outreach:   Contemplative Group

TAIZE CONTEMPLATIVE SERVICE WITH EUCHARIST is currently not available due to the pandemic.  Keep watch for notices once the situation changes..

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