If you hunger for meaningful relationships and conversations with other women about the gifts and struggles of life and faith in our contemporary context, these groups may be for you. Through the sharing stories and collective wisdom, the reading and engaging of books and writings of spiritual significance and sharing prayer and spiritual practice, women are invited into authentic and life-giving relationships with God, self and others, and into more gentle, joyful, and purposeful ways of being human.
Women's Spirituality Group - Fall 2019
JOY, Even, Especially Now
Every other Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 13- December 6, 2019
Dates: Sept 13 & 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22, Dec 6 (Seven sessions total)
Some days, it seems we’re consuming a steady diet of bad news. In our own lives, nation and wider world, there is so much that is hard, unjust and painful. It can be a struggle to try to digest it all and still get out of bed. But even when there is tremendous pain and suffering, there is also amazing gift and beauty. And maybe especially when the world feels so dark, we need to seek and celebrate the light. I keep thinking of something a wise mentor said shortly after the 2016 election: “I refuse to let this President steal my joy.” Indeed, joy feels like an important part of the resistance.
In this season’s Women’s Spirituality Group, we will seek to hold all the fullness of being human, with a particular intention to choose JOY. We will be guided by the beautiful lives and writing of two of the most wise and delightful spiritual teachers I know, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Through the reading of their powerful Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the sharing of our own joys and life experiences, and the spiritual practices commended by these two holy men, we will seek to keep JOY in our lives, while also sharing the real pain and struggle of being human.
Investment: $30 per session ($25 for St. Bart’s members)
Space limited to eight women; sign up by September 9
Contact Kimberly at 404-275.3328 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.