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January 
21 Compassion: Awakening the Intelligence of the Heart (6–8 p.m)
Money: From Cultural Addiction to Spiritual Freedom (6–8 p.m.)
Servant Leadership 3: Practicing Resurrection (6-–8 p.m.)
Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi (12:30–2 p.m.)
Prayerful Yoga: Healing Mind and Body (9–11 a.m.)
22 Contemplative Prayer (12–12:45 p.m.)
Hijacked by Your Brain Study Group (1:30–3:30 p.m.)
Men’s Spirituality Group (5:30–8 p.m.)
23 Compassion (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
Money (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
Servant Leadership 3: Practicing Resurrection (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
Co-Creation 2014 Study Group (1:30–3 p.m.)
Enneagram Discussion Group (12:15–1:15 p.m.)
Writing as Co-Creation (2–4 p.m.)
27 Sacred Activism (4–6 p.m.)
31 The Sacred Shift from Vice to Virtue (1–5 p.m.)

February
1 The Sacred Shift from Vice to Virtue (9 a.m.–4 p.m.)
8 Servant Leader Circle (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
15 Centering Prayer (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
22 Integral Transformative Practice (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
24 Sacred Activism (4–6 p.m.)

March
1 Intro to Clearness Committee (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
4 Communion: Prayer and the Practice of Presence (6–8 p.m.)
    Power: The Practice of a Third Way (6–8 p.m.)
6 Communion: Prayer and the Practice of Presence (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
     Power: The Practice of a Third Way (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
8 Servant Leader Circle (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
12 Three Spiritual Practices for Engaging God’s Presence (7–8:30 p.m.)
15 Lenten Quiet Day (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
22 Intro to the Labyrinth (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
24 Sacred Activism (4–6 p.m.)

April
12 Servant Leader Circle (10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
28 Sacred Activism (4–6 p.m.)

May
1–3 Co-Creation 2014

​Companion Classes

Contemplative Prayer
Wednesdays from 12–12:45 p.m. beginning January 22 for 12 weeks.
We sit in circle and take three deep breaths and then enter into 20 minutes of silence 
together. After the silence, we share any prayer requests for the week and then pray
for ourselves, our community and our world. You can attend any session
or all sessions. Any level of experience with silence will feel comfortable.
Location: The Upper Room, Fisher House, 211 W. Fisher Avenue
Led by: Ruth D. Anderson, Ph.D.

Co-Creation 2014 Study Group
Thursdays from 1:30–3 p.m. beginning January 23 for 5 weeks.
We are blessed to have Jon Wortmann, Cynthia Bourgeault and Phyllis
Tickle as our featured speakers at the Co-Creation Conference, May 1–3,
2014. Join us as we explore selections from their recent books and articles
to prepare us for deep, rich conversations with these gifted authors and
presenters.
Location: Lineweaver Room, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Led by: Dee Irwin, Dean, SLS Certification Program and SLS faculty member

Enneagram Lunchtime Roundtable Discussion Group
Thursdays from 12:15–1:15 p.m. beginning January 23 for 8 weeks.
Buffet lunch: $5.
Interested in learning more about the Enneagram? Still trying to discern
your Type? In the style of the Narrative Tradition, this group will
include a combination of teaching and facilitated discussion, covering
various aspects of the Enneagram as applied to the nine personality type
structures.
Location: Haywood Duke Room, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Led by: Marilyn Wolf, M.Ed., LPC

Sacred Activism: Being Present to Children Living in Poverty
Mondays, January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28 from 4–6 p.m.
For the past seven years, a small band of people have been present to the children at Partnership Village, a transitional housing community, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We provide a “Learning Lab” whereby the children come to do homework, read or practice math skills. We provide the children with a healthy snack, materials, books and our loving presence which (we trust) helps the children learn. If you are interested in this form of servant leadership, contact Ruth Anderson (rdanderson@triad.rr.com) and come to one of our monthly meetings to learn more about what we do.
Location: Conference Room, Fisher House, 211 West Fisher Avenue
Led by: Ruth D. Anderson, Ph.D. and other spiritual activists

Prayerful Yoga: Healing Mind and Body
Tuesdays from 9–11 a.m. beginning January 21 for 12 weeks.
Prayerful yoga begins with a centering prayer or meditation linking mind, breath and body and encourages participants to surrender to the present moment. The releasing and opening experienced in yoga practice can directly influence the quality of your spiritual journey. This series of gentle yoga poses is suitable for all body types and all levels of yoga experience. Together, we will place ourselves into an environment where the movement and meditation of prayerful yoga will draw us “closer to the vital nucleus of things” and help us individually listen to our own truth through our shared experience. Please bring a mat or towel and a light blanket.
Location: The Youth House, at the corner of North Greene and Smith Streets on the campus of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Led by: Linda Hiatt, 200 Hour Registered Yoga Therapist; Level I, II, III; Certified Catechist, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi
Tuesdays from 12:30–2 p.m. beginning January 21 for 12 weeks.
Using the book, Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi by Donald Spoto, the class will have a conversation about the life of this remarkable man. Francis is the first great reformer of the Church. As participants share in this book and reflect on the life of Francis, the class will consider the ways in which his life is a guide for a new reformation of the Church in our day. Also, we may look at the ways in which the new Pope Francis has been inspired by his namesake. From the book: “Francis could not but surrender to the immediate impact of Jesus’ word. Indeed, he approached them simply but fully, putting into practice the biblical counsels without waiting to consider their every implication. In other words in following the lessons of the New Testament, he pursued the reverse of the usual means of pedagogy. He did not try to understand what the Gospel meant and then attempt to find ways of carrying out its message; and from living it, discovered a new and practical way of understanding it.”
Location: Greensboro Urban Ministry, 305 West Lee Street
Led by: The Rev. Frank Dew, Chaplain at GUM

Hijacked by Your Brain: How to Free Yourself When Stress Takes Over – A Spirituality/Discipleship Book Study Group
Wednesdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. beginning January 22 for 12 weeks.
In preparation for Jon Wortmann’s presence at the Co-Creation Conference May 1–3, this class will provide a safe place for people to inquire, tell their stories and learn from each other in a spirit of acceptance, caring and encouragement. We will be using Jon Wortmann’s book Hijacked by Your Brain as our basis for discussion, exploration and reflection. There will be time to share our spiritual and life journeys with a focus on our own personal responses and challenges to the book. Time will be spent in prayer and other wisdom practices such as, (The Spiritual Practice of Eating Dark Chocolate).
Location: Lineweaver Room, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Led by: Paul C. Volk, MSW, Spiritual Director
“God will take great delight in you. God will quiet you with love, God will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

Men’s Spirituality Group
Wednesdays from 5:30–8 p.m. beginning January 22.
The Men’s Spirituality Group, this term using Richard Rohr’s book Adam’s Return, provides a safe place for men to inquire, share and learn in a spirit of acceptance, caring and encouragement – a place where we can speak from our hearts, tell our stories and explore our spiritual lives and our relation to God, ourselves and others – and discover our role as Wise Men and Sages. This group will begin with a meal together at 5:30 p.m. (bring your own or purchase a takeout meal from Holy Trinity’s kitchen available beginning at 5 p.m.).
Location: Roe Library, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Led by: Paul Volk and members of the Men’s Spirituality Group

Three Spiritual Practices for Engaging God’s Presence
Wednesdays from 7–8:30 p.m. beginning March 12 for 5 weeks.
Our call as people of faith is to serve as “co-creators” of this transformed world awakening and emerging before us. Contemplative practices help center us in stillness and silence so we might cultivate a listening heart to better hear God’s voice. Drawing upon such teachers as Cynthia Bourgeault, Phyllis Tickle, Basil Pennington and Jon Wortmann, we will explore and experience the three spiritual practices of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, and The Welcoming Prayer as ways of engaging God’s eternal presence and love to support us as we take our work out into the world.
Location: The Café, Fisher House, 211 W. Fisher Avenue
Led by: Marilyn Wolf

Writing as Co-Creation
Thursdays from 2–4 p.m. beginning January 23 for 8 weeks.
In this eight-week class, we will more deeply explore our capacity for vivid writing. A powerful means of spiritual development, writing offers ways to explore oneself as one creates gifts for the world. Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison put it this way: “Struggling through the work is extremely important, more important to me than publishing it. If I didn’t do this, then I would be a part of the chaos.” Open to all writers, beginning and experienced, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Class is limited to 12 students.
Location: The Café, Fisher House, 211 West Fisher Avenue
Led by: Ellen Summers, Ph.D
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