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Forming the Beloved Community: Guiding Ideal, Living Images and Actual Practice

May 11 at 11:30 am - May 15 at 12:30 pm

An On-line Seminary Extension Course Open to the Public

With Revs. Patrick Kennedy, Jonah Evans  and Liza Marcato
With biography work from Sea-Anna Vasilas and gospel contemplations by Anna Silber

 

In this time of ‘social distancing’ the theme of the “beloved community” appears all the more powerful.  It has never felt more important for a group of people to turn their attention and striving towards this deep goal of humanity.

This ideal, which longs to find expression among human beings and which touches every human heart, will be the center of our focus for the week.  Together, we will seek for the ideal of Philadelphia, work with living images in the Gospels and beyond, and explore helpful practices. Our starting point is that which was initiated by Christ among the disciples in the Upper Room, which then rays out into wider circles of life, leading us into the future.

The seminary has created a week-long ‘at-home-retreat’, a program which you can participate in from home.  Each participant will receive a special packet with special content and a way each person can shape their days to be in alignment with this guiding star of the future of human community. This will include:

– Nature walks and observation
– Journaling and artistic prompts
– Online presentations in the morning, conversation in the afternoon
– Morning and Evening shared focus of prayer and meditation.

The online timing will be live, Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15 EST

11:30 am – 12:15 pm EST – Morning Presentation (Online Video Only this Portion is Recorded)

4-5 pm EST – Personal Reflection (Offline), Small Group Conversation (Online Video) and Movement (Eurythmy)

5-5:20 pm EST – Closing Reading and Contemplation of Passages from John’s Gospel (Online Audio)

A more detailed schedule and course package will be emailed to all registered attendees.

You will receive an email with a recording of the morning presentation within 24 hours.   The recordings will be available for viewing until the end of July. 

To contribute by cheque, please make this payable to “The Seminary of The Christian Community in North America” and add “webinar” in the memo line (see the mailing addresses at the bottom of this page).

Suggested donation $110 to $170 Canadian per person for all five meetings.
No amount is too little, no amount is too great! But don’t stay away for financial reasons.

Note: Your donation is not your registration.  

MORNING PRESENTATION REGISTRATION YOU MUST ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE REGISTRATION FORM (TO OPEN THE FORM CLICK REGISTRATION 

YOU ARE ONLY REGISTERED WHEN YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH THE WEBINAR LINK.  YOU MUST DOWNLOAD ZOOM TO VIEW THE WEBINAR – PLEASE SEE FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. 

A SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR AFTERNOON ONLINE MEETINGS:
To join the afternoon online sessions (which will not be recorded) please click the link below.  Zoom will send you a second confirmation email with the afternoon meeting link.  You will be able to join all online afternoon meetings with this single link.
Click the link below to register in advance for afternoon online meetings –
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocOyvpjgpGNZoTQfWCsbj3H-igpGd0TNV

All who register will receive the ‘Extension Course Packet’ when the office reopens on Monday.  This has your schedule, prayers and meditations for the week as well as important guidelines for participating in the very new event we are attempting. Please print this for your use during the week and read it in advance of our course.

About Zoom:
Click the above link to open the webinar registration form and enter your name and email address. You will receive a welcome and an automatic approval email with the webinar meeting ID number and meeting URL link.  If you already have zoom downloaded on your computer simply click this webinar meeting link a few minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin and you’ll be able to join the meeting when it starts – you may need to copy and paste the meeting ID number.  If you do not already have zoom, please take a few minutes to do so anytime before the meeting starts – there is no cost to download zoom.   When the meeting is scheduled to start, click the URL link and you will be able to join the webinar.  (If you are early, you’ll see a message that the host has not started the meeting.)

For more information email  info@christiancommunityseminary.org or call (845) 356-0972 in the US or (905) 771-0705, in Canada, to leave a message and your call will be returned.

Seminary Mailing Addresses: 
In Canada
To the Attention of: The Seminary of The Christian Community
901 Rutherford Rd.
Vaughan, Ontario
L6A 1S2
Canada

In the United States
To the Attention of: The Seminary of The Christian Community
Care of: The Church of The Christian Community Spring Valley
15 Margetts Rd.
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10952
USA

 

 

 

Details

Start:
May 11 at 11:30 am
End:
May 15 at 12:30 pm