Adult Spiritual Formation, February 2021

Sunday Seminar

Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, on Google Meet or by phone ‪at ‪904-900-0997‬ with PIN: ‪‪669 662 752‬#

February 7, 14 & 21:
Religion, Ritual, and Emotion, presented by Anne Merideth, Assistant Professor of Religion, University of Rochester.

It is often thought that religion is largely about what you think and what you believe, but many scholars of religion and the earliest Christians themselves have foregrounded the importance of emotion in our religious lives and the role of religion in both cultivating and disciplining our emotional lives. In this three week course, we will explore what classic scholars have argued about the role of emotion in relationship to the origins and practice of religion and ritual, and we examine the earliest Christians’ theories and theologies of emotion within their ancient context.

February 28:
A Few Steps Further along Transition Road: Progress of the PNC, presented by Pastor Conley Zomermaand.

Thursday Voices

Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm, on Google Meet. To join by phone dial 267-870-7240‬ with PIN: ‪764 100 396‬#.

We will continue reading from “The Wired Word” until Lent begins, on February 17.  Look for the next ‘Wired Word’ article in your inbox early each week.  Starting on Thursday, February 18, we will shift to our traditional Lectionary-based model.  A schedule for Lenten Thursday Voices will be sent to participants the week of February 14.

To be added to this distribution list, contact Becky D’Angelo-Veitch at [email protected].


Looking for a Lenten Read? Here are a couple of options:

The Adult Spiritual Formation committee commends the book, Living into Lent, by Donald McKim. A sample of the book can be found here. If you are interested in delving further, please join one of our virtual discussion groups, using the ‘Google Meet’ platform. Currently, we have groups scheduled for:

  • Mondays, 11:45am-12:45pm
  • Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:30pm
  • Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm

To sign up for any of these groups, contact Becky at [email protected].

Several members have previewed and recommend Lent of Liberation: Confronting the Legacy of American Slavery, by Cheryl Mills, published by Westminster/John Knox Press. The daily devotionals provide an opportunity to listen and learn as a part of Third Church’s anti-racism commitment. The book can be ordered here.