SPELL Symposium with guest speaker, Carl McColman Embracing Deep Rest in Turbulent Times Friday Evening January 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $25 per
SPELL Symposium with guest speaker, Carl McColman
Embracing Deep Rest in Turbulent Times
Friday Evening January 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost is $25 per person
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid” (John 14:27). These words from Jesus represent a profound promise — and speak to a need in the human heart which has never been greater. Everyone knows that these are challenging times; how do we live in the peace and courage that Jesus promises us? This event, which blends restful silence with nurturing reflections on themes such as rest, serenity, and courage, is designed to celebrate the peace that comes from God: a peace that provides lasting rest, but which also impels us to make our world a better place. For more information, contact Rev. Betsy Godbold.
Carl McColman is the author of several books on Christian spirituality and contemplative living, including Befriending Silence, Answering the Contemplative Call, and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. His popular blog, “A Contemplative Faith,” appears on www.patheos.com/blogs/carlmccolman. McColman serves on the adult faith formation team of St. Thomas More Church in Decatur, GA and is a lay associate of the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. He first received formation in the practice of Christian spirituality and contemplative leadership through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. About his ministry, McColman said, “I help Christians and other seekers respond to the healing love of God through prayer, silence, and discernment, so to embody a joyful life of creativity, service and delight.” He does this by passionately encouraging his audience to embrace contemplative spirituality, to drink from the deep wells of Christian wisdom, beginning with scripture and the wisdom of saints and mystics, and to apply such insight to the challenges and concerns of everyday life.
(Friday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm