Education and Spiritual Development

This ministry is committed to offering a variety of practices and programs to enhance our individual spiritual lives as well as our life together in community. The key offering is our practice of silent meditation, meeting every Monday afternoon at 4:30 pm, a practice we began over four years ago.  This is open to the greater peninsula and island community.

The following is a sampling of the ministry’s offerings over the past several years: facilitator presentations and discussions on the Old Testament, the Psalms, the Enneagram, Existentialism and Ethics.   Recent book groups have discussed:

Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Pilgrim Road: A Benedictine Journey Through Lent by Albert Holtz

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henry Nowen

The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr

The Sabbath by Abraham Heschel

For 2019

We have just completed a series of three book study and discussion sessions on the works of Thomas Merton. The study and discussion group focused on a common common text: Love and Living, edited by Naomi Burton Stone and BrotherPatrick Hart, a selection of Merton’s writings on a range of subjects and grounded in his core reality, Love.

This Thursday, July 28th, will be the second of seven consecutive Thursdays of a book group on The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr lead by The Right Rev. Sam Hulsey and Ann Tarlton.

August 12 - 9am - Noon Georg Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosopy of Religion. A discussion of selected readings from Hegel’s lectures on religion.

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September - Old Testament and Depth Psychology on Jacob, Joseph and Saul presented by the Rev. Richard Mallory. Mondays September 2nd, 16th and 30th at 10am.