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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.

Note: All public, in-person worship services and church-sponsored gatherings are canceled until further notice. Learn more.

Please stay tuned as we reimagine our programming during COVID-19. If you have questions about Adult Faith Formation and/or any of our current offerings, please contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie.

1.  Sunday Morning 10:15–11:00 a.m.

  • Feasting on the Word Bible Study: We examine one of the Lectionary Readings with the help of a facilitator. Exploring the Bible before or after a service feeds the soul and enriches the worship experience.
  • Adult Forum: We explore topics related to wellness and spirituality—ranging from Addiction and Recovery, to Spiritual Discernment, to Environmental Wellness, to Navigating the Holidays.

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.