I (Rev. Bob) will be leading a five-week exploration of group spiritual direction on Wednesdays, from September 26 to October 24, 6:30-8 pm at the church. (Soup dinner will be provided at 6p.) The Quaker theologian Parker Palmer compares the soul to a naturally shy animal that can only be coaxed into showing itself if the watcher is calm and patient. Similarly, spiritual direction is the gentle practice of slowing down and paying attention to the presence of the holy. (As an agnostic humanist, I’m fond of saying that I am always sniffing around for the holy in whatever form it takes. Participants may decide for themselves how the “holy” may manifest.)
Together we’ll explore a variety of approaches to group spiritual direction. Using exercises and texts from ancient traditions and modern, we’ll journey together in search of the divine among us. All theologies are welcome; however, participants should be prepared for extended periods of stillness and silence. In order to maintain a degree of intimacy, the group size will be limited to 18 participants.
To register, visit the Happenings Hub during coffee hour after worship, or email Liz Martin at DRE@SVUUS.org.