Sacred Conversations about Life
Hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
on Sundays, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
at The Grand, next door to the Church
Schedule for Spring 2018
April 8 The Resurrection Appearances. Join The Rev. Mark Stanley to look at the New Testament stories of the Risen Christ. We will explore why each of the Gospels describes these holy encounters in a slightly different way. Most importantly, what is the Good News they contain that can make a difference to our faith today?
April 15 Keeping Secrets: Making Sure our Parish Stays Emotionally Healthy. Using Family Systems Theory, we will talk about how keeping secrets can result in passing negative dynamics down from generation to generation within congregations. We will explore the signs of healthy and unhealthy systems, as well as looking at ways to break certain cycles, and nurture the ongoing health of our congregational system. Led by The Rev. Mary Luck Stanley.
April 22 Translations of the Bible: Which translation is the best to use? What can be lost (or gained) by certain versions? How can our understanding of translations impact our view of the Bible and our faith? Mark Stanley will try to help us not get lost in translation. Led by The Rev. Mark Stanley.
April 29 Mercy, Mercy Me! Promoting Mercy in Our Lives and Our Culture. As adults, we know the value of mercy, and we strive to impart that value to children and teens, even as we encounter a world that does not seem to value it. Because mercy is not a “one-and-done” virtue, in order for the world to become a more merciful place, each of us must practice mercy every day in our own lives. This session will examine how we can make mercy a more conscious practice – in our families, work, and communities. Led by Dr. Pat Fosarelli, Associate Dean, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute, author, and physician.