Faith Development

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Seekers

Our covenant encourages us to “Quest For Truth” and “Seek Knowledge” to the end that “All Souls Shall Grow Into Harmony With The Divine.  While there may be a “Truth” that can be resolved by facts and analysis from what is “False”; there are also many Truths that help us find meaning, mystery, wonder and connection within and outside of our selves. 

We will explore together the many, sometimes paradoxical and contradictory knowledge and practices that address our feelings and subjective realities, rather than merely our intellects.  This group will eventually formulate its own agenda and itinerary which may include discussion of books with ideas and practices and exercises to help us improve our lives, forums and/or practice groups, or may spin off classes on specific topics to meet at other times. 

Starts September 11 and meets Sundays from 10:00am-11:00am in the Emerson Room.

Faith Development Offering with Rev. Jan

Join Rev. Jan for monthly “drop-in, come when you can” gatherings devoted to exploring contemporary essays and short stories. These discussion groups will meet monthly on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 and will run through June 2017. Feel free to bring your lunch to the discussion groups.

"How Do You See It?": Exploration of Essays 
This group will explore contemporary essays taken from the recently released volume, The Best American Essays of 2015, edited by Ariel Levy. As we read each essay on our own, we will ask, “How do I see it?” and then when we gather, we will invite one another to answer the question, “How do you see it?”

Sept. 21 - Thing with Feathers that Perches in the Soul by Anthony Doerr 
Oct. 19 -   The Crooked Ladder by Malcolm Gladwell
Nov. 16 -   65 by Mark Jacobson
Dec. 14 -   Scenes from a Life In Negroland by Margo Jefferson
Jan. 25 -    Smuggler by Philip Kennicott

"Listening for God": Exploration of Short Stories
The group will probe contemporary short fiction for insights, both spiritual and intellectual, about what it means to be human. The format is based on a long-used adult faith development model called “Listening for God." Stories will be taken from the volume The Best American Short Stories of 2015, edited by T.C. Boyle.

Sept 14 - The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
Oct 5 -     M & L by Sarah Kokernot
Nov 2 -    Jack, July by Victor Lodato
Dec 7 -    Sh 'khol by Colum McCann
Jan 11 -   Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken