Grow in Faith

Adult Education

Adult Education Options

For Spring 2022
 
Opportunities for Weekly Spiritual Formation by Zoom
Join us on Fridays at 1 p.m. to share in exploring God’s message through scripture, literature, and meditation. The 1st and 3rd Fridays will focus on Bible study and literature, and the 2nd and 4th Fridays will provide guided meditation and discussion. Join us for any or all sessions.
The two groups offer different approaches to prayer and spiritual formation. Both have been used for centuries in Christian tradition. Bible study in “Book and Bible” uses an Ignatian approach to Bible readings, which encourages the use of the imagination. In addition to Bible study, we read a second book together.  “Reflection and Meditation” is based on Centering Prayer, a type of contemplative prayer that seeks to experience God’s presence in silence, without words or images. Both are tools for the spiritual journey and complement each other.
Book and Bible
In the spring we are using two books: Sacred Space, compiled by the Jesuits of Ireland, and The Book of Joy, co-authored by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. For information, contact Ann Rose, anngrose65@bellsouth.net 
Reflection and Meditation 
Each session includes two parts – a silent time of guided Centering Prayer followed by shared reflections about a short piece of writing. For information, contact Ginger Butler, vbbutler@gmail.com
Zoom Programs on Education Hour
Various series and single-session presentations will be available during 2022 on Tuesdays at 4:30 on Zoom. The year begins with the series, “Christian Art – Now and Then,” which starts with the art at St. Thomas and continues with a study of the history of the cross in art, followed by the history of Christian symbols. Information on dates and subject matter will always be in the weekly e-newsletter InStep, or you can call the church office for information.