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Wellness and Spirituality Adult Forum

Sundays from 10:10 to 11 a.m. in the Ministry Center


Sunday, November 3

Coffee with the Clergy

All are welcome, especially newcomers, for coffee and conversation with our clergy. Bring your questions, concerns, and comments. Nothing is off the table! We want to hear what you're thinking.


Sunday, November 10

Moral Injury: Things done and left undone

"O God, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy...." - from the Thanksgiving for Heroic Service, Book of Common Prayer

In honor of Veteran's Day, our Wellness and Spirituality Forum will be a conversation about issues of wellness for our veterans and military population. Please come and welcome Chaplain Robert Allman, the Chaplain Executive Advisor from the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church.


Sundays, November 17 and 24

Climate Change: How might our congregation respond?

Join us for a round-table discussion with Meg Mall, facilitator, Director of Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions; Bob Robinson, former Managing Director of the Governmental Accountabilty Office, Natural Resources and Environment Team; Chris Mihm, Member, World Health Organization’s Independent Expert Oversight Advisory Committee. Additional guests will be included.

All voices are welcome as we consider the concerns of our current climate crisis, and how we might respond at Holy Comforter collectively and individually and consider what commitments we might make together to the stewardship of our planet.


Sunday, December 1

Coffee with the Clergy

All are welcome, especially newcomers, for coffee and conversation with our clergy. Bring your questions, concerns, and comments. Nothing is off the table! We want to hear what you're thinking.


 

Sunday, December 8

Advent and the Incarnation: Jesus as Fully Human

Join parishioner, Laura M. Hogan, art historian, and the Rev. Ann Gillespie for a lively discussion of the humanity of Jesus through art and scripture. Using paintings and sculpture, we will see how revolutionary the idea of God becoming human really was at the first Christmas, and how Christians have wrestled with what "fully human" means ever since. As a group, we will reflect on how we personally understand Jesus' humanity, and how that can deepen our spiritual lives today.