Exploring Life and Faith
Thursday, November 15
The Gordian Knot of Israel and Palestine: ELF November 15; 7:00 – 8:15pm
Roger and Sue Kilgore will offer the second of a two-session program on Israel and Palestine, providing historical perspective and reflections on the current situation from their travels, debate at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and recent events. ELF meetings are held in the Undercroft from 7 to 8:15 pm.
Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day, no ELF programming
Join us this Advent season as we explore the ways in which the Divine reveals itself in our day-to-day experiences and relationships, especially through music, movement, images, and literature.
November 29 - Music with Tim Krueger
Advent Music: A Tribute to Fr. George Magnuson
Fr. George was scheduled to lead this ELF session with a focus on the music of Advent and how it touched him particularly. Our Choirmaster Tim Krueger has accepted the task of taking Fr. George’s place, and would like to offer the evening as a tribute to our beloved Priest Emeritus, and his special love of Advent. Combining music selections with excerpts from Fr. George’s Advent sermons over the last few years, and remembering the particular pieces that George loved best, the evening will be both a remembrance and, as Advent should be, an anticipation of the distinctive sacred moment of the Incarnation.
December 6 - Yoga with Naomi Miller
Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being, body, mind and spirit with God. With complete reliance on God’s Word and prayer, Holy Yoga invites us to surrender and introduces us to Grace. When we breathe and move and have our being in Christ, we find ourselves in the flow of His magnificence.
Join us for a worshipful and reflective yoga class to start off this Advent season with an open heart and open eyes to the beauty of the season, at this perfect time to connect in community, slow our bodies, and remember who God says He is, and who we are in Him.
Our objective with this restorative class will be to become still, providing space for mind, body and spirit. We will use slow movements rather than aiming to strike an amazing pose, but rather to create a calm space beneficial for every body.
December 13 - Photography with Lorenzo Dawkins
Let’s Talk About It
Lorenzo Dawkins is joining us again to lead a continuing conversation about reevaluating our thinking as Christians. A follow-up on his presentation last year, this session will go more in depth about the impact that imagery, perceptions and experiences have on our relationships. Let’s analyze our perspective on race, gender, class, sexuality and determine how our differences can lead to stereotypes, stigmas, prejudices and judgments.
December 20 - LIterature with Kathy Fleming and Betsy Hoover
A Christmas Story
Kathy Fleming and Betsy Hoover
We will be reading together a well-beloved Christmas story, O’Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. Afterwards there will be a discussion of how the Diving is revealed in the lives of the characters and where we find the Divine in our own lives.
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