This Spiritual Deepening group combines discussion of When the Spirit Calls by Jay Marshall with workshop opportunities to think more deeply about how call and discernment may be present in one's own life. Our time together will include a combination of author presentation, short readings from the book, questions for conversation, and reflection opportunities. Each 90 minute session will focus on two of the book's ten chapters.
In the Bible, it is called the Kingdom of God, and sometimes the Kingdom of Heaven. In the Cotton Patch Gospel, Clarence Jordan calls it “The God Movement.” Mary Linda prefers “God’s World” and “kin-dom of God” while Mark favors the implied sovereignty of “Commonwealth of God.”
This book discussion will explore the challenges of living a joyful life through a discussion of The Book of Joy, by the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The Book of Joy book discussion group will meet weekly on Sundays at 7:30pm Eastern / 5:30pm Mountain time starting May 3, 2020 and continuing through the end of May. The group will decide together whether to meet on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10.
What Canst Thou Say: Spiritual Inquiry Grounded in Worship Sharing
The Building a Meaningful and Connected Life eRetreat invites you to explore and practice the spirituality of meaning-making, resiliency, renewal, and life transitions. Rather than focusing on death and dying, this eRetreat explores the spiritual gifts of aging across the lifespan.
Week 1: What is a Meaningful Life?
Week 2: What Gets in the Way?
Week 3: Resilient Transitions
Week 4: Renewal
Do our meetings truly reflect all the faces of God among our members and attenders? FGC has heard from many of you that the answer to that question is often no. We have heard that many meetings wonder why their newcomers stop coming after a few visits-- especially LGBTQ folks, families with young children and People of Color. In this eRetreat, we will explore how newcomers experience welcome, mistakes meetings make with newcomers, and what approaches to welcoming have worked in FGC meetings.
In this workshop you will learn:
The Aging, Death, and Dying eRetreat invites you to explore and practice the spirituality of death. Growing old, even when that means facing physical or other changes, can help us focus on what is essential.