Spiritual Exploration for Adults (SEA)
About SEA -- Spiritual Exploration for Adults
(SEA) provides opportunities for adults in the church to deepen and explore their faith. SEA provides high quality programs on primarily Thursday evenings (but also at other times) which focus on spiritual development in three areas: theology, spiritual practice and ethics. Programs are compelling, high quality, of general interest and engage participants in personal spiritual development. Programs also serve to integrate participants into deeper relationship in the church community. The Spiritual Exploration for Adults Ministry is responsible for the SEA program with staff support from the Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Our work is not just a committee but truly a ministry at our church.
Through our programming we hope to help our members: Develop sustainable, fulfilling spiritual practices, Deepen our spirituality, Strengthen and build relationships with each other, Build knowledge about different religions, Transform how people see the world.
Register for FALL 2023 SEA Courses
Email Marion Hirsch at hirsch.marion @ gmail.com. Or you can sign up on-line at links below.
FALL 2023 Courses
Deepening Connection: Discussion, Sharing and Spiritual Practice
Led by Rev. Thom
Wednesdays and Thursdays in September, October and November
“Connection” is our unofficial theme for the 2023-2024 church year. Each month of this church year, Rev. Thom will lead a service on some aspect of connection. Deepening Connection is an opportunity to explore this theme in a deeper way. Join Rev. Thom for discussion, sharing, and spiritual practice. You are invited to come to a single session or come to them all. There will be daytime sessions offered on Wednesday at noon (bring a lunch) and evening sessions offered on Thursdays.
Follow up to Rev. Thom’s 8/13 sermon “Connections”
Wed, Sept 13 & 20. 12:00-1:30PM. Thur, Sept 14 & 21. 7:00-8:30PM.
Follow up to Rev. Thom’s 9/24 sermon “Knowing When to Hold and When to Fold”
Wed Oct 4 & 11. 12:00-1:30PM. Thur, Oct 5&12. 7:00-8:30PM.
Follow up to Rev. Thom’s October sermon on Connection Wed,
Nov 1 & 8. 12:00-1:30PM. Thur, Nov 2 & 9. 7:00-8:30PM.
Study of the Dao De Jing
Led by Kari Andrade
Sept 11 &18, Oct 16 & 23 7-8:30 PM
Interested in ancient Chinese wisdom? Come study the Dao De Jing with Kari Andrade. The Dao De Jing is the primary text of Daoism (Taoism) and the second most translated book in the world after the Bible. Chapters studied will touch on abundance, open heartedness and immortality. In each class we will study serval different translations of several chapters, discussing the meaning and how these ancient ideas apply to our lives today.
Trust Women: A Discussion of Reproductive Justice
Led by Melva Fager Okun and Merry-K Moos.
SAT 9/30 & SAT 10/14 - 9-10:30 AM
Join in a discussion of Reproductive Justice. We will read and discuss the seminal book, Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice. The author, Rev. Rebecca Todd Peters, is a powerful voice for access to abortion and trusting women to make this vital decision. We will learn about the strong support for abortion among most religious denominations. For the past 50 years, largely conservative evangelical religious groups have had disproportionate influence on the language and attitudes around abortion in the country. They have moved the procedure from a personal to a political domain. The book and our discussion will help us educate, explore, inspire, and mobilize ourselves to act as people of faith.
Here is information about past programs.
For more general information contact:
Marion Hirsch, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
dre @ c3huu.org