Events (Page 3)

Events (Page 3)

Philippians – A Bible Study

Please join Caro+ for a one hour Bible study on Thursday mornings at 11am starting May 7. On Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7977776046 We will be considering the Letter to the Philippians – or maybe the letters to the Philippians  – as some scholars think that this epistle is composed of fragments of several letters. Whether that’s true or not, it contains some wonderful language about Christ and some very practical theology. In addition to learning about the background to the book, each…

Soul Feast – An invitation to the Spiritual Life

Interested in deepening your spiritual life in the company of like-minded people?  Consider joining us for a discussion based on Marjorie Thompson’s classic book Soul Feast. This is not primarily a book study, rather it is a conversation about the issues and ideas raised by Thompson in the book and offers an opportunity for sharing and reflection. However, participants will have a more profound experience if they choose to purchase and engage with the book itself. After each meeting, there…

Rooted and Rising – A book discussion

This fascinating book draws together stories from people of a wide range of different faith perspectives about how they keep themselves encouraged and hopeful in a time of climate crisis. There is lament, as there must be, but there is also courage, resilience, and action. The authors write: We challenged our colleagues in the faith-and-climate movement to join us in sharing their stories of struggle and strength and to give us a glimpse of what sustains them when they are…

Prayers for the Earth

Please join us on Earthday to pray for our planet. The pandemic we are experiencing is directly linked to the deteriorating health of our environment, but it is easy for us to forget the climate crisis as we worry about the human crisis. This is the 50th Earth Day, and there will be people all around the globe meeting at 12noon local time to pray. Please consider taking the time to join with like-minded people in a short prayer service.…

12-Step Spirituality – Cancelled for now.

Everything you wanted to know about 12-step spirituality, but were afraid to ask. This 4 hour offering is an opportunity to become familiar with the AA 12-step spiritual journey. No prior reading or book purchase is required. Reading suggestions will be available for your perusal. Our time will include some AA history, a review of the steps, my experience with the steps, and plenty of time for questions and personal reflection; including how to follow on afterwards, if you so…

Sacred Light, presented by Dr. Michael Lucas

Sacred Light: Gothic Light on Saturday March 7 at 3:00pm will examine the origins of the Gothic by Abbot Suger in Paris, inspired by writing attributed to St. Denis, and its lightning-like expansion across northern Europe and especially the English Gothic. Michael’s own images will include Durham, Salisbury, Ely, Winchester, and York Cathedrals, Cambridge and Oxford. Sacred Light: Nordic Light on Saturday March 14 at 3:00pm will examine examples of contemporary/post-WW II spiritual architecture from urban and rural Denmark and Finland, rethinking wood,…

In the Sanctuary of Women – Lenten Course – on Zoom

Photo by Chris Ensey @ unsplash.com Calling all adventurous spiritual seekers… join us as we explore six women, their lives and times and the questions and journeying that they spark for us. Each of these sessions stands alone – we invite you to join us on a Lenten pilgrimage of exploration. March 3 Eve March 10 Brigid March 17 The Desert Mothers  CANCELLED March 24 Hildegard of Bingen March 31 Harriet Powers April 7 The Bride All classes will take…

Open Conversation – Faith

This month we will be talking about faith. Is faith the same as believing? Why do we say the creed and do you need to cross your fingers at the same time? What is the faith of the Episcopal Church? However long you’ve been coming to St Ben’s – whether you just walked in the door or have been here since Adam was a boy, you are welcome to join in this conversation which will be led by Rev Caro+ and some…

Climate Church, Climate World – A Hollister Class

It’s Back!  After a year’s sabbatical, the Hollister Institute is re-opening its programs with a study of the book Climate Church, Climate World by Jim Antal. Environmental leader Rev. Jim Antal from the United Church of Christ calls climate change ” the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. “He presents a compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this challenge, just as the church addressed previous challenges such as slavery and civil rights. Antal calls for…

Star Party

Bring the wise men to the creche and enjoy a meal with friends, then bless the church and undress it from Christmas. We will put all the lights and decorations away and enjoy a small fire. Everyone is welcome – bring a dish and/or beverage to share.