Enriching Your Spiritual Life

WOMEN IN SPIRITUALITY

Women in Spirituality meets September to May in the Guild Room from noon to 1:30. Sack lunch is optional, and cookies are frequent. All women are welcome. We are ecumenical, our meetings open and close with prayer. Programs range through current events, Bible study, musical offerings, literature lectures and, fellowship. Many are provided by our members and speakers drawn from and beyond our community. This group is well into its second decade.

In summer a five-person steering committee meets twice to choose a theme and programs for the following year, with subjects suggested by our members. Join us next September as we continue to provide a portal to Christ Church Episcopal Parish, Lake Oswego, friendship guaranteed!  Marilyn Depew is the coordinating contact person and can be reached via email at tmdepew@easystreet.net or by phone at 503-697-5586.

 

2018-2019 Schedule
Women in Spirituality
Theme: Living Christ

Each week, WIS presentations will explore “Living Christ.” The Gospel of John presents Jesus as the man who lived God for us, showing us through his actions what God is like. This phrase also suggests that Christ lives in us, members of the body of Christ, animated by Jesus, endowed with spiritual gifts.

Fall Sessions, 2018

Monday, September 10: Adrianne Brockman. “Discovering Namibia.” Adrianne’s gift for seeing beauty through the camera’s eye offers striking images that evoke awe and wonder.

Monday, September 17: Elaine Johnson. “Introduction to the meaning of ‘Living Christ.’” Then in small groups, people will identify the actions that cause them to say, that person is a Christian. What do people look like who live Christ?

Monday, September 24: Marilyn Depew. “Practicing the Presence of God.”

Monday, October 1: Carol Hull. “A Presentation on St. Joan of Arc” followed by group discussion of favorite saints in history.

Monday, October 8: No meeting. Columbus Day

Monday, October 15: Carol Hull. Three weeks of Bible Study to illustrate the radical inclusiveness of Jesus.

Monday, October 22: Carol Hull. “Radical Inclusiveness.”

Monday, October 29: Carol Hull. “Radical Inclusiveness.”

Monday, November 5: Tiffany Carter, CCP Minister of Music. “The Gift of Music.”

Monday, November 12: No meeting. Veterans Day

Monday, November 19: Elizabeth Washburn. “Healing Stories in the Bible.”

Monday, November 26: No meeting. Thanksgiving.

Monday, December 3: Elizabeth Washburn. “The Gift of Healing in Christianity Today;” Elaine Johnson. “Stories of Healing.”

Monday, December 10: Elizabeth Washburn. “What Healing Is.” People’s stories about healing.

Monday, December 17: Third Annual Christmas Play

Monday, January 7: Cathy Coltrin and others. Panel presentation and group discussion of good reads.

Monday, January 14: Elaine Johnson. Christ Figures in Literature

Monday, January 21: No meeting: Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 4. Carol Hull. “Bible Study: Christ shows us a Forgiving, Reconciling God.”

Monday, February 11. Carol Hull. “Bible Study: Christ shows us a Forgiving Reconciling God.”

Monday, February 18: No meeting, President’s Day

Monday, February 25: Helen Lindgren. “How we emulate Christ’s Life.”

Monday, March 4: Marcia McCampbell. “Positive Aging.”

Monday, March 11: Marcia McCampbell: “How to get old and do it right”

Monday, March 18: Barbara Tennant, Marilyn Depew: “God’s glory shines in the face of others. Transfiguration is a lived reality.”

Monday, March 25: Sandra Williams.

Monday, April 1: Elaine Johnson. “Fools for Christ” [Paul text]

Monday, April 8: Elaine Johnson. ”Living Christ: The Power of Resurrection.”

Monday, April 15: Holy Week. No meeting

Monday, April 22: No Meeting, Monday after Easter.

Monday, April 29: Carol Hull. Bible Study. “How Jesus Relates to Women: Jesus and Mary, the mother of Jesus.”

Monday, May 6: Carol Hull. “Jesus and Mary and Martha.”

Monday, May 13 Carol Hull. “Jesus and Mary Magdalene.”

Monday, May 20: Spring Luncheon and Reflection led by Sandra Williams

Monday, May 27: No meeting; Memorial Day