Adult Formation

Adult Formation includes education and spiritual formation.  Here at Good Shepherd we try to offer various  opportunities and formats. Our studies are open to all adults – young and old.  Watch our blogs for new offerings – especially during Advent and Lent.  Currently all of our studies are on Zoom.

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 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.  If interested, contact Mel at melanieannecaron@gmail.com for Zoom codes.

THURSDAY STUDY Groups meets on Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. on Zoom – (ID  891 1467 1362 with Password 684514) .  Classes are offered in blocks depending on the length of each study.

The Next Study information is:

NEW THURSDAY STUDY to begin on Thursday, January 28.  In the preface to her book, The Rapture Exposed, Rev. Barbara Rossing (a New Testament Scripture Scholar at Lutheran School of Theology, writes “Love and healing – not Armageddon and war – are the messages people of faith must keep lifting up as God’s vision for our world.  The message of the biblical book of Revelation is not of despair or war, but of transformation and justice. It’s tree of life and river of life give hope for each and every one of us and for our whole world.” While books like the Left Behind Series and words from tele-evangelists who claim that the chaos and disruption in our world is an indicator of God’s angst toward the human race. and proof that Jesus is coming soon to destroy the unfaithful, Rossing presents the teachings of Jesus as a God of love and the evil described in the book of Revelation as the Roman Empire. If you would like to participate in this study, please order your copy of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation by Barbara R. Rossing. (Available on Amazon.) This will be an eight-week study, so order your book Today! We meet at 9:30-11 a.m. Contact Mel Caron for Zoom codes at melanieannecaron@gmail.com

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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