Spring 2018 Classes for Adults

Adult Faith Development FAQ
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Short Story Reading Group meets every Saturday from 10-11:30 AM in Summit House Room 1. Join others to share and discuss short stories. All are welcome. For more information contact contact Phil Vitielo

Spiritual Autobiography: The Story of Your Soul, Thursdays January 25; February 1, 8, 15 (no class Feb 22); March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2-4PM, Lower Hall 2.
In-class and homework exercises prepare participants to write their autobiographies, which they’ll read to the group. Commitment to attend all sessions is vital for this course. Led by Karen Foley. Fee: $12 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Register by contacting Leia Durland-Jones

Tai Chi Classes, Mondays, Jan 22-Apr 30, 2018. Pay what you can. Donations to benefit TJMC!

Tai Chi for Health, 1:15–2:15. A drop-in class, with easy Tai Chi movements for stability and health.
Tai Chi Form (1) — for New Form Students, 2:30–3:30. Learn the first section of the Cheng Man-Ching (CMC) Short Form.
Tai Chi Form (2) — for Continuing Form Students, 5:30–6:30. Learn the second section of the CMC Short Form.
Tai Chi Rounds & Review — for Advanced Form Students, 5:30–6:30. A drop-in class, for students who know the entire CMC Short Form. Rounds & review, plus principles to deepen embodiment.

For more information, contact:
Vicki Shackford: [email protected]
John Shackford: [email protected]

Understanding With a New Mind: racial justice as a white necessity, Tuesdays Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, and 20 at 7PM, social hall.
This four-week course aims to provide participants a better understanding of the historic forces of racism that have led us to the place we find ourselves today. Sessions will include: 40 Acres to Falling Behind; Jim Crow to Mass Incarceration; and Slavery to Black Lives Matter. Join Rev. Wik in this important exploration at a deeper level of racial justice. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register by contacting Leia Durland-Jones

Ninth annual Women’s Dream Quest “Dreaming the Spiral,” Friday February 23 and Saturday February 24.
Therapist, healer, musician, teacher and Dream Quest Facilitator Judith Tripp will travel from San Francisco to lead us in our ninth annual Women’s Dream Quest. Participants sleep in the church on their own linens/sleeping bags and pads/air mattress. Breakfast and snacks are included. Space is limited to 40 participants.

Registration is sliding scale $75-$100 with a limited number of work scholarship registrations available.
PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.

For more information about this special overnight see the display table in the social hall on Sunday mornings.

Return to the Land of Soul, Sunday February 25, 4-8 PM.
Open to all genders and based on the work of the Dream Quest. Join us for song, meditation, art, writing practice and labyrinth walking led by Judith Tripp. Registration is $40 with a limited number of work scholarship registrations available. Please bring your own brown bag supper.

For more information or to register, contact: Leia Durland-Jones PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Ongoing Midweek Contemplation & Discussion

Contemplative Worship, 11:45-12:30 PM. Join others on the outdoor labyrinth for this mid-week sacred pause. In addition to the labyrinth, stones are available for stacking/meditation under the oak tree outside  the social hall. Linger in the Remembrance Garden as you make your  way to the sanctuary for readings, reflection, meditation, candles of Hope and Remembrance and/or writing in the sands of Atonement and Forgiveness. Bring your journal and write. Close your eyes and rest.  Give yourself the gift of renewal during the week. All are welcome.  Come and go as you need.

Wednesday Wonderings, from 12:45-1:15 PM, Church Parlor.
Join us for thoughtful readings and discussions in a open-minded and open-hearted atmosphere. Of late we have been reading and reflecting on passages from “The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo. Take a mid-week break to feed your mind and spirit.

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Online Faith Development Opportunities

The Church of the Larger Fellowship offers a variety of online learning opportunities. You can explore classes in a variety of areas. Learn with the CLF and develop everything from spiritual practices to congregational leadership skills! A list of offerings is here.