Fall 2020 Course Offerings

Labyrinth as Pilgrimage, enhancing the Spiritual Journey

Rev. Susi Kawolics, M.A., Retired UCC Pastor, Certified Labyrinth Facilitator

One day workshop, Saturday, October 10th

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   $25

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine (21281 Chardon Rd. Euclid, OH 44117)

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Many Christians in Medieval Europe who yearned to make pilgrimages to sacred sites did not have the means or opportunity.  It was during this time that labyrinths became popularized as the solution to fulfill this desire, as people walked their paths.  Walking a labyrinth continues to be a tool for enhancing the spiritual journey.  During this workshop you will learn about labyrinths, make a pilgrimage by walking its path, and share in reflection about your experience.

This event will take place outdoors, under a covered labyrinth. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required. In keeping with social distancing, space will be limited for this workshop.


Sacred Signposts in Fiction and Poetry

Steven Geitgey

Monday evenings, November 2 – December 7

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.    $90

Course offered online using Zoom, a free video conferencing platform

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One of the values of reading is its ability to entertain us and to provide us with opportunities for recreation. But it can be recreative for us at a deeper level when our reading is open to fiction and poetry as signposts to the issues and life-meanings we grapple with and search for as people of faith. In this course we will read and discuss short stories and poetry for personal reflection and spiritual formation.  Noted authors include Sarah Orne Jewett, Leo Tolstoy, and Mary Wilkins Freeman. During Advent we will read a Christmas-themed story or two as well!   All of these will be accompanied by passages related to the stories’ themes and lessons, taken from spiritual writers spanning the 2000 years of Christian history.

All stories and poetry used are public domain and will be emailed to students one week before the sessions to enable class discussion.

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