Dates: Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Peete Room
There are characters in the Bible that are notorious, whose stories we have heard time and again, and who we think we know all about…but sometimes there is more to the story. In this four-part series, Dr. Dan Pigg and Fr. Jesse Abell will revisit four figures in Scripture (Hagar, Rahab, Pontius Pilate, and Mary Magdalene) and will present additional information that will give you the other side of their stories. Sign up at tinyurl.com/othersideofthestory.
Dates: Mondays, January 24 & 31, February 7 & 14
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Trezevant Hall
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a form of light meditation where one sits quietly, paying attention on purpose, to the present moment, without judgment. In today’s world we are bombarded with unceasing demands for our attention. Meditation/mindfulness is proven to reduce stress and increase the quality of life. Meditation, mindfulness, and prayer are closely related. In these sessions the instructors will offer a variety of methods to allow each participant to meditate, or be mindful, or pray as he or she likes.
Seasoned instructors, Robbie and John McQuiston, will be leading the sessions. They studied under Mark Murse, Ph.D., and Manoj Jain, M.D., from Rhodes College and will teach a variety of mindfulness styles. Sessions are FREE of charge. We will meet in Trezevant Hall for 15-20 minutes prior to each session for conversation and a brief lunch. Enter through circle drive door, west side of church. You may bring your lunch if you wish. Sessions will begin at 12:20 p.m. in the chapel.
Please register at tinyurl.com/GSLMindfulness.
Drop-ins are welcome.
No equipment is necessary.
September 15, 22, 29, October 6
Facilitator: The Rev. Ollie V. Rencher
Time: 6–7:15 p.m. | Location: Peete Room
Episcopal Church Publishing writes: “Behold What You Are (Lisa G. Fischbeck) is written to open the possibilities of liturgy and liturgical awareness, in the church and of the church, Sunday by Sunday, season by season. In a world increasingly and sharply divided, the image of the body of Christ can provide an alternate and life-giving narrative. We don’t just gather to worship God; we gather to worship God together, even when that gathering is online. And we go forth together to be the body of Christ, that the world might be repaired and restored to God. This body is not finite and exclusive; it is porous and open to all. Our traditions are a wonderful springboard for refreshed liturgical expressions in settings within and beyond our church buildings. These expressions can connect with people who would not otherwise enter a beautiful but somewhat austere structure. With some thoughtful reflection and intentionality, the public expression and formation of the body of Christ through liturgy can become more vital for all.” Considering this reflection and the importance of relationships and community to the GSL community, all adults and youth are invited to share in this four-week book study facilitated by the Rev. Ollie V. Rencher. In Winter-Spring 2022, the Rev. Lisa G. Fischbeck, Vicar of The Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is slated to be a GSL Sunday Parish Hall Forum Guest Speaker.
“Behold What You Are” Chapters: 1) Liturgy as Public Expression and Formation of the Body of Christ; (2) Formed by the Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy; (3) Formed by Special Events and Seasonal Opportunities; (4) Liturgy of a Church without a Church Building; (5) The Life of a Church as Meta-Liturgy.
Registration requested by Wednesday, September 8: tinyurl.com/GSLBeholdWhatYouAre
Obtain your book online or at a local bookstore.