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.

COLORADO: A JOURNEY IN THE MOUNTAINS

Offered by All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Open to all. 
 
Our setting: Duncan Park, a rustic retreat center of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas in the high country west of Boulder, Colorado.

Our offering: Some take the journey along challenging hikes to high mountain vistas, alpine lakes, and glaciers-fed streams. Some seek a writing or an artistic retreat. Some yearn for quite stream-side solitude, or a nap under the trees. Some enjoy slow walks with a camera or binoculars. 

Our Daily Journey: Your daily path of rest, exploration, reflection, and communion with God will be nourished by morning meditation and evening reflection. 

About Duncan Park: Duncan Park is the Diocese of West Texas' Colorado retreat center. Nestled along the St. Vrain River at just below 9,530 feet in the Rocky Mountain front range, we will be comfortably rustic, off-the-grid, solar powered, and beyond cell phone or internet. This facility captures the rugged beauty of the surrounding mountains and allows for a true respite from the everyday hustle of life. For more information and photos, go to: https://www.dwtx.org/what-we-do/children-youth/duncan-park 

Rates, per person: 
$550 - Lodging in summer cabins or bunk house
$475 - Lodging in platform tents
$750 - Lodging in cabins with private baths (very limited availability) 
 
Included: Five nights lodging, on-site chef & packed meals, all retreat related transportation, retreat host & guide.
 
Not Included: Travel to and from Colorado, off-site meals, special adventures (rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing, etc...)

Travel:  

By air - Each person arranges and pays for air travel to and from Denver International Airport. Lowest cost options include Southwest Airlines to Denver International. Arrive Sunday the 7th, depart mid-morning (or later) the 12th. Duncan Park Shuttle departs Denver International on the 7th at 1:30 pm and will return there on the 12th by 8:00 am. 

By road - Duncan Park is 20 miles west of Boulder just off the Peak-to-Peak Highway. Further instructions are available. 

To Sign-Up: 

Contact Fr. Jonathan: jonathan@allsaints-cc.org
Call the church office at (361) 855-6294

Space is limited. All are welcome.

DEEP SHIFT

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 deepshift@allsaints-cc.org.
 

EVERYTHING MOVES:
MIGRATION IS OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Science tells us that everything has been and is on the move. From Abraham to Moses, to Jesus and the Apostles, our faith stories reflect the wandering and wondering journey of faith. Drawing from scripture and tradition, looking to nature for inspiration and insight, we will reflect on the ways in which we are immersed and drawn forward in the Divine drama of migration.

*INFORMATION FLYER*

Registration Deadline is October 1st.
The full retreat costs $375.00, with a deposit of $150.00 due at registration.


*SILENT RETREAT REGISTRATION*

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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 mary@mbcarpenter.com.  

 
 

WISDOM CLASS: CHRIST IN CRISIS

Jan Hilton has a NEW Wisdom Class for y'all coming this July!

In Christ in Crisis, Jim Wallis provides a path of spiritual healing and solidarity to help us heal the divide separating Americans today. Wallis argues that Christians have become disconnected from Jesus and need to revisit their spiritual foundations. Wallis provides a means to measure whether we are truly aligned with the moral and spiritual foundations of our Christian faith.

If you'd like to participate in July's Wisdom Class, please 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 alice.berecka@gmail.com 

THE TRUE IMAGINATION WITH DIANE WEINER - Full!!!

"The True Imagination" with Diane Weiner aims to help you break-free of your usual mode of perception, allowing you to re-imagine your relationship with God and the universe.
 

To get the most out of this experience, you need to:

 

  • Allow yourself to be open to the sacredness and energy of spirit.

  • Be willing to let go of your previous vantage point and enter an in-between state in which reorganization can take place.

  • Be willing to experience what arises from the light of your being interacting with the light of God.

  • Realize that your deepest desires are sacred and contribute to the evolution of new creation.

 

Based on a section of Don and Diane Weiner's book, Beyond the Wonderful: Transforming the World with the Light of Your Being, this 6-week series at All Saints' starts Monday, May 16th at 7 pm with a Tuesday class option starting May 17th at 12pm. Each class is an hour long.
 

To register, please email Diane at ravanirah@aol.com to register.


Participants are asked to mask and respect social distancing.

 

EfM (Education for Ministry)

"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 (jstwickham@gmail.com).

 

Periodic Offerings:

A PEOPLE CALLED EPISCOPALIANS

Want to be more familiar with the Episcopal Church?
 
Led by Father Jonathan and guests, this 5-session class works to deepen our understanding of what it means to be Episcopalian. Our next offering begins October 6th at 6:00 pm and continues October 6th, 13th, 27th; November 3rd and 10th. Please contact us via email at parish@allsaints-cc.org.

THE CONVERSATION AT ALL SAINTS'

What's on our hearts right now?

 

Join The Rev. Jonathan Wickham for our Zoom Webinar Series “The Conversation At All Saints'," where we invite guests to discuss the pressing issues we currently face in our America.

 

To learn more about "The Conversation At All Saints'," please visit us our Facebook page at All Saints' Episcopal Church. To watch our latest episode, click here