Calendar of Events  2021-22

 
 

 Walking in the Way - Program Year Launch with Bishop Porter Taylor

 Sept. 15 at 7:30 pm

This evening will focus on the bookends of the spiritual life: receiving and transmitting God’s love.  It’s easy for us to focus on one and ignore the other. Sometimes we forget our calling and solely seek a “spiritual experience.”  If we swap a material consumerism for a spiritual consumerism, what have we gained? Conversely, we focus solely on spreading the Good News and forget that you can’t give away what you don’t have. Every chapter in walking the Way involves some kind of sacrifice. We’ll explore together the dynamic wheel of surrendering, receiving, transmitting as the DNA of the Spiritual Life.

Sacred Ground: A Series of Conversations on Race and Faith 

with Francie Thayer and Libby Rice

Sept. 12, 26                                                       

Oct. 10, 24                                                           

Nov. 7, 14 from 1-3 pm

Sacred Ground invites us into the history of race and racism in America, focusing on Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian/Pacific Americans as their histories intersect with European American history. We’ll watch videos and read articles at home, then gather in person for conversations to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day—all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love. The series is part of The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community--a long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation and justice.  To register, email info@centerforspiritualdeepening.org.

Falling in Love with God with Bishop Porter Taylor

Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm                                             

 

Praying for Mellowness of Heart and Spirit with Bishop Porter Taylor

Oct. 11 at 7:30 pm                                         

Group Spiritual Direction: A Taste and See Event

Nov. 13

In group spiritual direction, we form a community with others who share our desire for connection to the divine. We agree to accompany and support one another on our spiritual journeys. The process centers around silence, allowing space and time to sense, feel, and “hear” the presence of God within and among us. If you feel you may be called to go deeper by discerning in community, “Taste and see” the process and discern whether you would like to be part of an ongoing group.

 

An Evening with Steve Garnaas-Holmes of Unfolding Light

Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm

We see Jesus in three dimensions: theological (second Person of the Trinity, Messiah, Savior, Son of God...), archetypal (trickster, Wisdom teacher, Cosmic Christ...) and personal (Intercessor, listener, healer, Friend...). We'll explore and maybe expand our understanding of Jesus as both human and divine, and examine how we can open ourselves to Jesus as a spiritual companion—even a spiritual director— who helps us to “see more clearly, love more dearly, and follow more nearly.”

 

Healing Arts: Music, Poetry and Prayer for a Busy Season

Dec. 15 a5 7:30 pm 

We are easily moved off center during the holidays, by the hectic pace of the season and by stories of Christmas past that can visit us at this time of year. Taking time to reflect and re-center can help us to feel grounded so we can better enjoy the gifts of family, story, and tradition that the season has to offer. We’ll share a meditative evening of music, poetry, prayer.

 

Enlightenment: Anthony De Mello with L. J. Milone

Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7 at 7:30 pm

LJ Milone will help us to learn the way of awareness leading to freedom and bliss through the work of spiritual teacher Anthony DeMello. DeMello uses stories, parables, and clear, succinct mystical proverbs to wake us up to reality as it is, not as we think it is.

 

 The Psychodynamics of Relationships with Dr. James Hollis

Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm

We say we value relationships, but why are they so fraught, so imperiled, and so often end in disappointment and frustration?  The secret may be found that no relationship with another can be any more evolved than our relationship with ourselves.  Dr. Hollis will explore this through the lens of Jungian psychology.

Living Wisdom for our Everyday Lives - A Lenten Retreat with Bill Redfield

 Friday, Mar. 11 at 7:30  pm                     

Saturday, Mar. 12 9-3 lunch provided

While it is the underground steam from which all the world’s faith traditions draw, Wisdom is more than the content of some concepts or beliefs. It provides us with a deeper understanding of who we are and how we fit into life, and it affords a new perspective that changes everything—including ourselves.

 To view Bill’s latest virtual retreat go to https://www.williamredfield.com/program/deepening-wisdom-through-desert-and-forest

Carrie Newcomer in Concert

April 30                                                                                      

 

 

 

Ongoing Offerings – Continuing via Zoom

 

Silent Prayer                                                                                

Tuesdays in the Sanctuary and Fridays on Zoom, 8:00 am

Meditations on the Gospel of Thomas                                        

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 pm

 

Soul Circle

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 pm

 

Group Spiritual Direction

3rd Saturdays, 9:30 am