Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality (FICS) has a five-day intensive coming up June 11-15 that is especially designed for clergy. It is entitled, “Sacred Space, Sacred Community”
will feature Reverend Dr. Sid Hall and Reverend Bruce Sanguin. This intensive, featuring two dynamic and experienced clergy, will explore integrating Creation Spirituality components into spiritual communities, and will look closely at worship as the organizing communal activity to build a creation-centered community for the 21st Century. This will be a nourishing and inspiring time for clergy and other community leaders.
There are also three $550 scholarships for new students – making the five day intensive $1,200. Please contact FICS if you are interested in one of these scholarships.
The Reverend Dr. Sid Hall
(Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University) is the lead minister of Trinity Church of Austin – United Methodist & United Church of Christ, in Austin, Texas, where he has served since 1988. He has been a pastor at UCC and UMC congregations in Indiana and Texas since 1979. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader in the areas of Nature-Based Christianity, Mysticism, Holocaust Studies, and LGBTQ inclusion in the Church. He is on the national board of directors of Creation Spirituality Communities and has been an adjunct professor at Wisdom University and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Hall is the author of Christian Anti-Semitism and Paul’s Theology
(Fortress Press, 1993) and is the co-author of Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern – A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de León in Medieval Venice
(Hamilton Books, 2014). Trinity Church has been practicing Creation Spirituality since 1991 and has been LGBTQ welcoming since 1992. http://www.tumc.org/
Integrating Creation Spirituality into Sacred Community for the 21st Century
In this course, we will explore what it means to create and sustain a community rooted in Creation Spirituality. We will look at core values and proven best practices that enable some of the existing Creation-Centered communities and churches in North America to thrive. This class will focus on two models: Initiating a Creation-centered practices within an established congregation and launching a Creation-Centered community from scratch.
The Reverend Bruce Sanguin
is a psychotherapist, author, and speaker living in Vancouver, B.C. After twenty-eight years as a pastor in the United Church of Canada he began a psychotherapy practice. He is internationally recognized as a leader in evolutionary spirituality. Bruce is the author of six books, including If Darwin Prayed: Prayers for Evolutionary Mystics
(IPPY Gold Medal award winner), The Way of the Wind: The Path and Practice of Evolutionary Christian Mysticism
(IPPY Silver Medal winner). He is Theologian in Residence at Hillhurst United Church, where he offers workshops and preaches. http://brucesanguin.com/
Writing the Prayers of the Cosmos: Liberating Your Mystic Soul
How can our prayers and poetry reflect the new cosmology that science has revealed, and at the same time be a true reflection of our soul’s reverence, devotion and gratitude? Our liturgies need to reflect the cosmos as a sacred unfolding in space and time. In our time together, we will create a sacred space to allow the inspiration of the Great Mystery, the ancestors, and creation to be voiced through us.
For more information visit www.foxinstitute-cs.org/intensives/2018/06/11/sacred-space-sacred-community,
and contact Dr. Carol Bennington at 720-880-3477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss admission/registration information.