THE ACADEMY OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION
The Academy of Spiritual Formation is how we think about adult spiritual formation. We understand that seekers and learners come from a variety of backgrounds, ask different questions, and respond to a multitude of learning environments.
Within the Academy framework, we don’t do "one thing." We offer a plethora of formation opportunities presented by clergy, our community, or from our vast network of local and national teachers.
Here are some of the ways we do that.
DEEP SHIFT - Coming in January 2023
As in life, some journeys are meant to be taken together.
Travel down the well-worn path of spiritual exploration, reflection, and contemplation. Over a 2-year period, join a small group and mentors as they explore the mystical traditions of Christianity and other world religions.
Interested? For more information contact this year’s facilitators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUR HEART'S DESIRE:
ALIGNING YOURSELF WITH THE
YEARNINGS OF THE DIVINE
Join Diane Weiner for her class, "Your Heart's Desire: Aligning Yourself with the Yearnings of the Divine," and learn how to listen more deeply to the calling of your hearts, your dreams, and the realization that God needs us, too.
Classes led by Diane Weiner start Monday, November 7th at 7 pm at All Saints' (in the Hildegard Room) and continue through Dec 19th.
Please register by emailing Diane at email@example.com.
All are welcome. :)
CHRIST-CENTERED PRAYER CLASS
"I will not leave you comfortless" (John 14:18). All Saints' presents, "Christ Centered Prayer (CCP)," a meditation practice of simplicity and silence. Instruction is given, no experience necessary.
Mondays from 6-7 PM via Zoom. Please contact Mary Carpenter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISDOM CLASS: Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
Jan Hilton's back with a BRAND NEW Wisdom Class selection!
Wisdom Class will be starting their new book on climate change called "Saving Us" by Katherine Hayhoe, a professor at Texas Tech!
The new classes begin September 27th and 29th from 10-11:30 am via Zoom. Jan has copies of the book for $15!
To learn more or sign-up for Wisdom Class, email Jan Hilton at Janannehilton@gmail.com.
All are welcome!
THE GARDEN: AN EVENING OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Bring a poem to share, a song to sing, or some art to show. The work can be your own original creation, or you can share a favorite poem, song, or art piece created by someone else.
All are welcome--to listen, to share, and to connect to each other through our creative expressions.
As a security measure, registration for this event is required. Please email Alice Berecka at email@example.com
MAKING GOD A REALITY WITH DIANE WEINER
Our spiritual transformation is not meant to be only for ourselves. Our work on ourselves makes a difference in the lives of our loved ones and our community.
Not only that, but as physics has shown us, we are linked on a quantum level with all of existence, so our realizations contribute to the very fabric of the universe.
Through meditation and instruction based on our most recent book, Beyond the Wonderful, we will explore this spiritual transformation within ourselves.
We will meet in Hildegard room at All Saints' Episcopal Church on Mondays Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26th from 7 to 8 pm.
To register, please email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Participants are asked to mask and respect social distancing.
EfM (Education for Ministry) - Full!!!
"Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of personal renewal and spiritual transformation based upon individual study and practice. Deeply rooted in the Christian tradition, yet open to all, EfM invites us to engage in study, worship, and theological reflection. Guided by trained mentors, participants meet each week in a small group setting for a period of 2.5-3 hours.
Over the course of nine months, group members are invited to connect more deeply with God and our role in bringing God’s healing love to a hurt and broken world. New groups begin in September and run through mid-May.
Please visit http://efm.sewanee.edu/ to learn more about the EfM program.
To learn more
about EfM at All Saints’, please visit with Jennifer Wickham (email@example.com).