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Thu, Dec 14

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Hickory

Thursday Study Group -- The Soul of a Pilgrim

Using Christine’s book, The Rev. Karla Woggon will guide us on a new kind of pilgrimage: an inner journey to discover the heart of God. Eight stages of the pilgrim’s way–from hearing the call to coming home–are accompanied by great biblical journeys and creative practices of writing and photography.

Thursday Study Group -- The Soul of a Pilgrim
Thursday Study Group -- The Soul of a Pilgrim

Time & Location

Dec 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

About the Event

You may also join online via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89990335548.

Using Christine’s book, The Rev. Karla Woggon will guide us on a new kind of pilgrimage: an inner journey to discover the heart of God. Eight stages of the pilgrim’s way–from hearing the call to coming home–are accompanied by scripture stories of great biblical journeys and creative practices of prayer, writing, and photography.

We will explore the eight stages and learn how to follow the movements to make an intentional, transformative journey to our inner “wild edges.” Each phase of the exploration requires a distinct practice such as packing lightly, being uncomfortable, or embracing the unknown. We will learn how to cultivate attentiveness to the divine through deep listening, patience, and opening oneself to the gifts that arise in the midst of discomfort.

Each of the eight chapters offers reflections on the themes, a scripture story, an invitation to the practice of lectio divina, and creative exploration through photography, midrash writing, and meditative movement.

  • November 2nd - The Practice of Hearing   the Call and Responding
  • November 9th - The Practice of Packing   Lightly
  • November 16th - The Practice of Crossing   the Threshold
  • November 23rd - No class – Thanksgiving   Day
  • November 30th - The Practice of Making   the Way by Walking
  • December 7th - The Practice of Being Uncomfortable
  • December 14th - The Practice of   Beginning Again
  • December 21st - The Practice of   Embracing the Unknown
  • December 28th - No class – Christmas /   New Years break
  • January 5th - The Practice of Coming   Home

CAN’T ATTEND THURSDAY MORNINGS?  If you are interested in making the eight-week retreat but can’t attend Thursday mornings, please email Karla at karla@ascensionhickory.org

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