Spring Adult Christian Formation for Sundays and Wonderful Wednesdays

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We’re kicking off a new season of classes on April 3. Click here to read brochure about Sunday morning offerings.

Path to PentecostSUNDAYS 9:15 – 10:15

THE FAITH CLUB
Mother Julia and Anne Duncan
Room 1

Join Mother Julia and Anne Duncan to explore aspects of the three Abrahamic religions through the eyes of three friends who band together to write a children’s book in the aftermath of 9/11. These three mothers, a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew, seek to explain the tragic events, each in light of her own faith. The authors soon learned that dealing with the questions raised by 9/11 needed much more complex analysis than could be included in a children’s book. What are the similarities and differences in our beliefs?   How can we live together with understanding and mutual respect?  The result of their inquiries is a book that beautifully portrays how their interfaith understanding deepens as they seek to overcome negative stereotypes and find common ground. We encourage you to order a copy of The Faith Club by Ranya Idilby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner and read along with us to benefit most from the discussions.   If cost is a concern please see Mo. Julia.

ACTS 21 – 28
Charles Boyanton
Room 8

In his Gospel, Luke recounts the fulfillment of God’s Word in the person of Christ the Messiah. In Acts, he describes how the Holy Spirit continues to fulfill Christ’s mission to the world through His church. St. Patrick’s Traditional Scripture Studies offer those who are curious about what others think about a given Biblical text an opportunity to talk in a relaxed seminar setting. We are respectful of a variety of perspectives.

MAKING ART LOOKING UP
Nancy Dusenberry and Diane Rankin
Art Lab

The Art Lab is a haven for all artists from the most tentative to practiced painters. We encourage one another as each of us moves through an authentic exploration of the connection between the Holy Spirit and the artist within. All are welcome.

DREAMS: LISTENING TO GOD
Brenda Marquis and Kendra Yates
Library

The Dream Group provides a safe and sacred space to share nighttime dreams. Participants explore a rich world of symbol and metaphor—a gift bestowed upon all of us each night as we sleep. By reverently listening to and honoring our dreams, we grow and stretch ourselves spiritually, both as individuals and as members of the larger community. We are an open group that welcomes anyone on any Sunday. No prior experience is necessary. Weekly sessions depend on who attends and the dream selected for discussion. Come share in the wonder and power of “God’s forgotten language.”

wed light shine bookWONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS
Click here to read the brochure.

6:00 – 6:50 – DINNER TOGETHER: Between 6:00 and 6:50, we share food and fellowship. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are always available. Diners are asked to contribute $7 ($5 for children) to cover food costs. Please call the church office to make your dinner reservation. Free childcare is available by reservation. Contact the church office by the Monday before.

APRIL 6 – MAY 11
7:00 – 8:00

JUST TO BE IS HOLY
Mother Julia and friends
Chapel

Just to be is Holy.  Join us Wednesday evenings in Easter for a simple contemplative offering of quiet and taize style music, to last about thirty to forty minutes.  April 6 – May 11. Meet us in the candlelit chapel to be refreshed and renewed, to rest, and to be in the embrace of God.

ROTATING OFFERNGS

April 6:  INTERFAITH INSIGHTS: ISLAM
See seven beautiful mosques through the eyes of six young Muslim men preparing to make the journey of faith from their homes in Mali, Iran, Istanbul, Granada, Jerusalem, and Pakistan to Mecca. Learn about their lives and beliefs. Reflection until 8:30 with Kathryn Turman.

April 13, 20, and 27:
JUST MERCY
Father Dick and Mother Sarah

For more than half a century, the Episcopal Church has opposed the Death Penalty. Still, state sanctioned execution remains a regular form of punishment in the Georgia. Our state ranks fifth highest in the US in total executions with 1,010. How do we, a people who follow a Savior who was executed by the State, understand the death penalty today? How do we reconcile justice and mercy, forgiveness and anger? We will explore these questions, reading together Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. Reading the book is strongly encouraged, but not required.

May 4: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

View the story of Irena Sendler, who led a group of Polish Catholic women in Warsaw in saving the lives of over 2,500 Jewish children. Join in praying that genocide may cease.

May 11: CELEBRATION!!!

EVERY WEDNESDAY – 5:00 – 6:00 – BIBLE ART JOURNALING with Diane Rankin in the Art Lab

 

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