The Thursday Friends Group is looking for a few more Rock Springers to join us in trading ideas about how we live our everyday spiritual lives. For several years, we’ve been getting together at 10 am the first and third Thursday mornings of the month (less in the summer) – to explore how we find God outside of, or in addition to, our Sunday church experience. We’ve tried to develop a safe container for sharing personal reflections, and having a mindful and meaningful dialogue on how we might better get in touch with our souls’ yearnings. To this end, we pick books, usually, but not always non-fiction, or articles on everyday spirituality. We’ve employed mostly, but not exclusively, a Christian perspective – having also read books from a Jewish, Buddhist, or Moslem tradition. Typical authors have included Barbara Brown Taylor, Anne Lamott, Richard Rohr, and Thich Nhat Hahn.
Our next meeting, on October 7 (for the time being, still via Zoom), will delve into Gilead, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Marilynne Robinson, which appears to be a fine rendering of spirituality in everyday life.
If you’re interested, or just want to find out more, please get in touch with Jerry Kamens (firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-241-8919).