**Please note that if F-M schools are closed all Wisdom House activities are canceled.**
(Watch for "Trinity Episcopal Church" closing announcements with school closing announcements.)
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Trinity Episcopal Church and Wisdom House
Wisdom House is a place of welcome and respectful conversation among
people of all faith traditions.
Gospel of Thomas
Second Wednesday Evening Each Month - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm:
Many of us have intuited that the purpose of human life is beyond just believing certain things. What, then, are we here for and what is the purpose of human life?
Recovered midway through this past century, the Gospel of Thomas addresses itself to these pressing questions and concerns. After having been rejected by the powers of Church many centuries ago, scholars now believe that parts of this Gospel represent some of the earliest writings of the Christian tradition. And while ancient, the articulation of Jesus' teachings here seem strikingly contemporary and compelling.
The best possible way to encounter these teachings is in the context of a guided group inquiry. No prior familiarity with the Gospel of Thomas is required, and people can join the study at any point along the way.
Trinity Poetry Workshop
8 weeks Beginning Tuesday, September 19th - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
"Defying Gravity; Poetry as a Spiritual Practice"
The Wisdom House poetry workshop, “Defying Gravity: Poetry as a Spiritual Practice,” will resume on Tues-day, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. This eight-week workshop is taught by Gloria Heffernan whose poems have appeared in over forty literary journals. Her first chapbook, Some of Our Parts, will be published by Finishing Line Press in March.
The workshop is free. Registration is limited to 12 participants. If you are interested in participating, please contact Gloria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group will read and write poetry that speaks to the heart by studying some of our leading contemporary poets, including Mary Oliver, Galway Kinnell, Billy Collins, John O’Donoghue, and Marge Piercy. Drawing on inspiration from these poets and weekly prompts developed by the workshop facilitator, the group will explore numerous topics through the creation of their own poems.
“The main principle of the workshop is a shared commitment to loving each other’s work,” says Gloria. “We all have that inner critic that makes it so hard to express our-selves. This is a place where we can come together and celebrate our creativity, our spirituality, and each other. That’s what makes it a spiritual practice.”