Exploring Life and Faith

Winter/Spring ELF series

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF) in 2022

ELF is an adult formation series developed by a committee of parishioners at St. Andrew’s.  Everyone, parishioners and non, is invited to participate.
The theme for this winter and spring is HOPE.  Where does it come from? How do we find it?
All of the sessions will be on Zoom for the foreseeable future.  If CoVid conditions improve, we may move to in-person or a hybrid of both. Links to connect with the sessions will be posted here, in Fruits, a week ahead of time.
All of the sessions are on Thursdays, beginning at 6:45pm. The schedule is as follows:
10 February - We will be looking at the book Mystical Hope by Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopal priest and hermit. In the book she describes hope as an abiding state of being, unconnected to any outcome  or situation.  Mystical hope is “an immediate experience of being met, held in communion, by something intimately at hand.” Find the session resource,  here.
24 February - We will be using the Godly Play curriculum to move from despair to hope looking at the story of the Exile in the Bible, when the Israelites were sent to Babylon and then returned to Jerusalem. They discovered that God was with them no matter where they were.
10 March - Light is one of the symbols of hope for us. Join us for discussion and reflection on the meaning of light. As spring arrives and the days grow longer, we look to find light in our world, our community, and in ourselves.
24 March - Prepositions of Faith in Art, Literature and Music: Not an 8th grade grammar lesson but, rather, an exploration of how words of orientation and relationship in Scripture shape expressions of the sacred in different creative forms. 
7 April - The Nicene Creed. Why is it the single most disliked part of our liturgy? Does it give you anything but hope?
Do you say some of it? None of it?  We’ll explore its history and meaning over the centuries, even into the 21st century!


Session Zoom Links:

February 10: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82730078067?pwd=N21YWHJpUjZyS3Fzd0tkOG9hanpidz09

February 24: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81584144731?pwd=ZmVTbERpMGdFZE5NLzBTM05oNHlvdz09

March 10: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84082969642?pwd=RGdFNHU2RWtjNlgzbzBuUDZvbFBQdz09

March 24: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83941885346?pwd=NUV4b1YrajN1Tk5mYndjN2hLT2w0dz09

April 7: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87175653639?pwd=RjY3QzhQdytKMXNGSlNDUXdObjdlZz09

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