Summer Spirituality Series

All sessions meet in the Labyrinth Room at 10:00am and will be live streamed.

June 17 and 24
Dr. Kenneth Ruge
The Healing Stories of Jesus: In this two-week series, we will explore healing encounters with Jesus. We will attempt to answer the following questions: What are the conditions and contexts in which people are healed? What is the place of faith/belief in the healing process? Why doesn’t Jesus heal everyone (or does He)? What is a miracle and do they still happen today? Where in our own lives do we need and experience healing?

July 1 and 8
Daryl Paul Lobban
From Revelation to Revolution: Join us as we uncover the liberation ethic in the mysterious book of Revelation and how that freely leads us towards personal transformation. We will pay close attention to the language and imagery of Revelation in comparison to other apocalyptic literature.

July 15
Rev. J. Elise Brown, Ph.D.
Mid-Year Spiritual Check-up: How are you doing this year in your journey of faith? Have you been using tools to help keep you on track, or might some of them need fine-tuning? Come explore ways we can draw from scripture to help strengthen our faith and trust in the God who has blessed us in so many ways, both seen and unseen. Make some new commitments at this mid-year point to listen more closely to the Spirit’s voice in your life, and feel the Spirit’s hand guiding you forward.

July 22
Baleta McKenzie
Prayer: Blessings and Benefits: "Prayer cannot be summed up in a simple two part equation: My request + God’s answer = prayer. Prayer is a process. We start the process desiring something from Him we end up desiring only Him.” - Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Author.

On two summer Sundays we will examine this process to see whether there might be benefits and or blessings to discover or rediscover through some intentionality with prayer.

July 29 and August 5
Leslie Rawlings
Early Relationship Influences on Our Adult Lives: Early relationships in one’s life are very influential and any less than early nurturing experiences set into motion difficulties in our adult life. The focus here is not to blame our caregivers but to identify the experience and heal the impact. This process allows us to change current patterns and live from the moment.

Session 1: Overall explanation of attachment and developmental theory, define functional adult self and where we can get stuck.

Session 2: How to re-parent and hold parents accountable (in mind's eye).

Leslie Rawlings, LCSW-R, MTS, CASAC is in private practice in Montclair, New Jersey where she specializes in the treatment of Trauma, Addiction and Recovery. With a dual Masters of Social Work and a Theological Studies, Leslie interweaves and incorporates trauma modalities such as Codependency/Reparenting, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing to treat those with a spectrum of trauma. LeslieRawlings.net

August 12
Baleta McKenzie
Prayer: Blessings and Benefits: "Prayer cannot be summed up in a simple two part equation: My request + God’s answer = prayer. Prayer is a process. We start the process desiring something from Him we end up desiring only Him.” - Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Author.

On two summer Sundays we will examine this process to see whether there might be benefits and or blessings to discover or rediscover through some intentionality with prayer.

August 19 and 26
Sister Carol Perry
Pursuing Paul: Strap on your sandals and follow Paul to some of the great cities of the Roman world. See how he tailors the Good News to fit each audience and learn what that might say to us in 2018.