Journey Groups

It’s time to … Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love

Dates: Sundays, Jan. 13-Feb. 17
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Leader: Sr. Mary Magdalene

So much of our stress and anxiety derives from our pollution of time. God has given us the gift of time, and called it holy, yet we often experience time as a curse. Recapture time as a gift and discover how to experience the joy of the present moment.

This 6-week journey of reflection on time was developed by The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an Episcopal monastic community in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Please join me as we recapture the gift of time in our busy lives.

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Creating a Meaningful Retirement

Dates: Wednesdays, January 9-30
Time: noon-1:30 p.m.
Leader: Judith Cayton

Are you recently retied, close to retirement or considering retirement in the near future? Join others in this exciting time of life-transition to discuss your hopes, dreams, fears, and questions in a fun, relaxed and interactive environment. Together we will explore how to create a purposeful, fulfilling last third of life, that is inspired by God. (This is not a financial seminar.)

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Wellness for Parents

Dates: Sundays, Jan. 13, 20, Feb. 3, 10
Time: 10:15-11:10 a.m.
Leader: Sarah Kapostasy, LPC

There is no greater joy, challenge, or responsibility in this life than that of being a parent. It is truly a gift and an honor to be charged with giving a child a sure foundation. When parents are doing well, they have a better chance of giving their children such a start. How are parents supposed to know what it takes to parent well? Please join us for a 4-week series where we will explore together the heart, soul, strength, and mind of parenting in order to move toward greater wellness. It is fine to attend some but not all of these sessions.

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Practicing Discernement

Dates: Feb. 6-March 6 (skipping Feb. 20)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Leader:  Rebecca Hall
Reading Material: provided in class

We make decisions all day long, every day. Some are seemingly inconsequential, and some are large and have long-term ramifications. We make decisions in the realms of family life, work, our social circles, and at church. Some decisions affect just us, and some have the potential to affect many people. Many decisions, no matter how big or small, have moral or ethical implications. How do we reason through our daily decisions? This is called “thinking theologically” and we are generally expected to do it as Christians, but receive little training or guidance beyond asking ourselves “what would Jesus do?”, many Christian traditions and spiritual giants developed discernment strategies, such as the Quakers, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and many modern theologians. This 4-week group will survey a few of these strategies to help you learn to think theologically at home, at work, at church, and in the world.

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Way of Love Resources
For groups outside of St. David’s
Download The Way of Love Reflection Guide
Download The Way of Love Workshop Leader Tip Sheet