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August 2020

Monastery of the Heart Zoom Gathering

Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 pm8:00 pm
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Zoom Meeting of Monastery of the Heart Friends and members of Christ Church are invited to this discussion of the role of Mary in monastic and Christian spirituality. Participants will receive a handout prior to the discussion on Thursday, August 13, at 7:00 PM. Keep in mind that August 15 is the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin. If interested in joining this Zoom gathering, send an email to Fr Torvend at Samuel@christchurchtacoma.org no later than Sunday, August 8.

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September 2020

The Spirituality of Wine in Christian Life – Adult Formation Zoom Gathering

Monday, September 21 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Zoom

“I am the vine and you are the branches,” says Jesus. In these two gatherings we will consider the uses of wine in the Scriptures, the Christian tradition, and our lives today. You might discover some interesting surprises! Those who register will receive a handout before each gathering that will serve as the basis for our discussion. Register by Sunday, September 13, with an email to Fr. Torvend at samuel@christchurchtacoma.org. Look ahead to October 19…

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Monthly Reading Group – Zoom Meeting

Sunday, September 27 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Zoom

The Monthly Reading Group will meet Sunday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. (by Zoom) to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Everyone interested is welcome. If you have questions, contact Don Johnson: weddjohnson@msn.com

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The Spirituality of Wine in Christian Life – Adult Formation Zoom Gathering

Monday, September 28 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Zoom

“I am the vine and you are the branches,” says Jesus. In these two gatherings we will consider the uses of wine in the Scriptures, the Christian tradition, and our lives today. You might discover some interesting surprises! Those who register will receive a handout before each gathering that will serve as the basis for our discussion. Register by Sunday, September 13, with an email to Fr. Torvend at samuel@christchurchtacoma.org. Look ahead to October 19…

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October 2020

Quiet Morning on Brave Endurance in the Midst of Pandemic Reflections on the Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude – Zoom Gathering

Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 am12:00 pm
Zoom

In this quiet morning, participants will explore the rich guidance offered to us by our ancestors in the faith who lived through plague, pestilence, armed conflict, and famine – and did so with a measure of grace and dignity. There will be three short reflections followed by times of silence, prayer, and meditation. Those who wish to join the Quiet Morning need to register by Sunday, September 27, with an email to Fr. Torvend at samuel@christchurchtacoma.org  

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The Spirituality of Bread in Christian Life – Adult Formation Zoom Gathering

Monday, October 19 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Zoom

“I am the bread of life,” says Jesus. What might that declaration mean for us today? In this companion to the spirituality of wine, participants will explore the role of bread, the staff of life, in Christian spirituality. We will consider bread’s various meanings in Scripture, Christian history, and its significance for our lives today. Those who register will receive a handout before each gathering that will serve as the basis for our discussion. Oh, and participants will also receive a special…

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The Political Commitments of Anglicans – Zoom Webinar

Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Zoom

Join us on Saturday, October 24, from 11:00 AM to 12 Noon as we discuss The Political Commitments of Anglicans and the secular sacrament of voting. No worries: No one will tell you how to vote but we will discuss why engagement in politics is a significant dimension of Christian faith and life. Register by Sunday, October 18, with an email to Fr. Torvend at samuel@christchurchtacoma.org

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The Spirituality of Bread in Christian Life – Adult Formation Zoom Gathering

Monday, October 26 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Zoom

“I am the bread of life,” says Jesus. What might that declaration mean for us today? In this companion to the spirituality of wine, participants will explore the role of bread, the staff of life, in Christian spirituality. We will consider bread’s various meanings in Scripture, Christian history, and its significance for our lives today. Those who register will receive a handout before each gathering that will serve as the basis for our discussion. Oh, and participants will also receive a special…

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November 2020

Keeping in Touch with Our Beloved and Not So Beloved Dead – Adult Formation Zoom

Monday, November 2 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Zoom

November 2 is All Souls, the day on which Anglicans and Catholics keep vigil with our beloved dead. For many Americans, the dead are simply dead – perhaps remembered with affection or regret – but gone and never to be seen again. Is that what Christian faith teaches us about our beloved dead? Join us as we explore how we are bound to the dead … who are alive to God. Register by Wednesday, October 28, with an email to Fr.Torvend…

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A Most Peculiar Tale: Preparing to Dwell with the Gospel of Mark in 2021 – Adult Formation Zoom

Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Zoom

On Sunday, November 29, we enter a new year of grace and begin to hear selections from the Gospel of Mark – a gospel marked by an almost breathless urgency, secrecy, and a mysterious ending. What is all that about and how might it inform our lives today in a world so different than Mark’s? Join us as we explore this shortest and earliest of gospels. Register by Sunday November 15, with an email to Fr. Torvend at samuel@christchurchtacoma.org

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