Icons are powerful tools for prayer and spiritual reflection. We will study the history of icons, how they were made, and the impact they have had on the faith development of people throughout the centuries. We will analyze some interesting icons together! Join us as we learn to pray with icons and experience their value in this small group.
7 is the true story of how Jen Hatmaker took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence. Food. Clothes. Spending. Media. Possessions. Waste. Stress. Come read along and discover a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.
Each week in this class we will examine one of the Yamas or Niyamas of yoga and scripture that relates to it. Come dressed for yoga! We will meet before yoga, and discuss the “jewel” of the week, pray and meditate together! Then those who have time, can head in to yoga to practice working through the meditation on the mat!
Intended for people who have already completed the Enneagram Journey course and desire to deepen their journey toward wholeness and essence by working on the issues associated with their own Enneagram numbers. This group will involve making a commitment to a daily practice during Lent, and then meeting weekly to share insights. The practices are number-specific and will be different each week.
Lent marks a pivotal point in the history of the church, when Jesus prepared to give himself for others. Tradition has it that we mark the 40 days of Lent by giving something up, but what if it could be more than that? What if Lent were to become a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness? This study focuses on seven key aspects of the early church in the Book of Acts (Brave, United, Gifted, Planted, Responsive, Connected, Forgiven) that will lead us deeper in our devotion.
We will explore aspects of Jesus' Jewish heritage and the physical/geographic world in which he lived. Topics will include what it meant to be a Rabbi, life of the certain sects of Judaism, the Jewish outlook on life and scripture and what it was like to live in the first century Levant. The group will end with a traditional Passover meal on April 12. Kids are welcome.