Christian Education

Wednesday Formation in Epiphany: The Only Necessary Thing We will resume our Wednesday programming during the season of Epiphany, which extends through February 27, discussing a collection of writings by Henri Nouwen entitled The Only Necessary Thing: Living a Prayerful life.  In this anthology, the editor has compiled some of Nouwen’s best reflections on topics such as: desire, solitude, prayer, listening, community, and forgiveness. These short essays are easily read aloud and do not require advance preparation, so you are welcome to join in as you wish throughout the season. 
Copies of the book can be purchased online, and several will be available at the Parish House office for those desiring assistance with the purchase. Our evenings begin in the Parish Hall with Centering Prayer, followed by a simple supper and our discussion. You are welcome to attend any one or all of these offerings, and our evening will end promptly at 8:15 p.m. 
Wednesdays, January 9-27
6:00 p.m. Contemplative Prayer
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Study and Discussion

Adult Forum 

Seeing God in a New Light “Finding the Divine in Zen” Dr. Cliff Edwards, Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, leads a session on the basics of Zen — on Zen’s locating the Sacred in everyday acts and silences, and on Zen’s strategy of affirming and negating God. At VCU, Dr. Edwards teaches courses on Zen Buddhism and has published two books on Japanese haiku. During his youth he practiced at Daitokuji Zen Monastery in Kyoto, Japan. Adult Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  Adult Forum will not meet next week, due to our Annual meeting.  On January 27, The Rev. Lindon Eaves will present, “The Significance of Science.”

9:15 a.m.
The Parish Hall
Child care is available

Adult Forum will be on Christmas break after next week and will return with “Seeing God in a New Light,” January 6, 2019.

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