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Wellness and Spirituality

In response to the love of God and the power of the Resurrection, we at Holy Comforter are called to be a source of transformation, wholeness, and healing for all within and without the parish community. As a Center for Wellness and Spirituality we offer programs and resources to support emotional, physical, and spiritual health. We invite you to become an active participant in helping us build this community of peace. In God, we are a new creation and we will continue to follow where God’s Spirit, our holy comforter, leads us.

1.  Sunday Morning 10:15–11:00 a.m.

  • Feasting on the Word Bible Study: We gather in the Chapel to examine one of the Lectionary Readings for the day with the help of a facilitator. Exploring the Bible before or after a service feeds the soul and enriches the worship experience. Each session is independent. No registration required. Just show up!
  • Adult Forum: Each week the Ministry Center will be the venue for a program related to wellness and spirituality. Topics range from Addiction and Recovery, to Spiritual Discernment, to Environmental Wellness, to Navigating the Holidays. Come explore subjects that particularly interest you as well as topics you know nothing about. Learn about upcoming Wellness and Spirituality Adult Forum offerings HERE.

2. Seasonal Offerings

We mark the seasons of Advent and Lent with special offerings on Sundays, and with half- and full-day quiet days. Stay tuned!

3. Special Programs

Throughout the year, watch for special one-time programs geared towards current concerns and issues that affect our life together. Planned for this fall is a session with “Better Angels” facilitators on “Depolarizing Within.”

4. Invitation to the Episcopal Church

If you are interested in being received as a member of Holy Comforter (or being baptized or confirmed), this class is for you. The course will begin in early 2020. Questions? Contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie.

5. Small Groups (aka House Churches, Discipleship Groups, Foyer Groups, Open Circles)

Small groups (8-12 people) meet regularly for book study, discussion, prayer and fellowship. Days of the week, times and locations vary. If you are interested in joining or starting a group, contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie.