Educational and Spiritual Opportunities

Mondays, February 25, March 4, 11,18, 25. from 9:30-11:30 AM.

Boundless Compassion

Joyce Rupp states that “the  greatest  challenge of compassion may well be that of recognizing the dignity and worth of every person – regardless of race, gender, culture, creed,  political stance or personal behavior.  The light of  divinity dwells within each one no matter how hidden that goodness might be.”

 

We live in a world that is in dire need of compassion.  Our study will include the topics:  Compassion as a Way of Life, Compassion for Self, Compassion and Suffering, Compassion and  Marginalization and Compassion and Creation.  Our own personal transformation into a more compassionate person  is the beginning of the transformation of our world.

A five week series will be offered using DVD presentations by Joyce Rupp and her books Boundless Compassion & Prayers of Boundless Compassion.   Donation:  $20 plus cost of books $25.

Pre-registration deadline:  February 18

Register by calling 814-886-4098 or community officeccw@gmail.com

Sunday Sabbath   

Sunday March 24  I Can Only Imagine

A Sunday afternoon opportunity to view and reflect on a film presentation as a way of observing a Sunday day of rest.  The afternoon will include a DVD movie, a time for prayer and reflection and a time for conversation.  The program begins at 1:30 PM and ends at 4:30  PM.

CAN ONLY IMAGINE will encourage people in a whole new way.  The inspiring,  incredible, and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved song is the basis for this brand-new movie. Donation:   Free Will Offering

Pre-registration required by March 21    Register by calling 814-886-4098 or community officeccw@gmail.com

Overnight Retreat:   What the “People of the Passion” teach us about Jesus Today

Friday, April 12, 7 PM— Saturday, April 13, 3 PM

As  we journey through Lent to the celebrations of Holy Week, this retreat offers the opportunity to reflect on seven people who witnessed Jesus’ death on the cross.  Their life-altering experience offers us a  model of being committed  more deeply to Jesus and his teachings.

This retreat will provide an opportunity for presentations, group and private prayer, reflection and discussion. 

Donation:  $40 includes all materials, meals and overnight accommodations.  (Married Couples $60)

Pre-registration required by April 8  Register by calling 814-886-4098 or community officeccw@gmail.com

 

Group Spiritual Direction

Group spiritual direction is a process in which a small group of people  gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all of life.    An introductory session will acquaint interested individuals with the process and set dates for monthly meetings  from  February thru June, 2019.

Date:  February 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM  Rescheduled for Thursday February 28, 2019 due to weather cancellation

Register by calling 814-886-4098 or community officeccw@gmail.com

Donation:  Free-Will Offering