Study & Fellowship Group: Mary Magdalene, Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity
7pm-9.30pm, Mondays 30 April & 21 May 2018
Was Jesus’s most important disciple a woman? For many centuries in the Western Christian Church the place of Mary Magdalene has been marginalised. It was only in 2016 that Pope Francis declared Mary Magdalene as “the Apostle to the Apostles”. The resurgent interest in the person and significance of Mary Magdelene may be one of the signs of a restoration and rebalancing of the masculine and feminine energies within the Christian tradition.
Our resource for study and reflection will be the book, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene by Cynthia Bourgeault. We will meet in a home in Shoreham-by-Sea from 7pm-9.30pm on Monday 30 April and Monday 21 May. We’ll start the evening with a simple shared meal. After the meal there will be time for shared reflections on the book and time for meditation and prayer. The group size is limited to 12 people. GROUP IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Before signing up please make sure you can make both dates. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Soil & Soul
10.30am-2.30pm, Saturday 5 May 2018
Join us at the beautiful Plot 22 in Hove. We will explore the theme of seeds and growth using inspiration from our natural surroundings, poems, and readings we bring. We will be gardening and cooking a vegetable stew for lunch. We will eat outside in the garden around the fire, and listen to stories and poems. There is the opportunity to have time for silent reflection. We will have some materials to create a collage or arrangement using materials from the garden. If you would like, please also bring a poem or story on the theme of seeds and flowers. If it is chilly or wet, we can seek the comfort of the well-equipped hut with its wood-burning stove. To book your place please email email@example.com as numbers are limited.
Suggested donations: £5 – £10 towards the work of Plot 22.
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