Adult Learning Opportunities at Westworth – Winter 2012

 Women’s  Spirituality Group

10 Saturday Mornings from September to June, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.; usuallythe 2nd  Saturday of the month.

Leadership: Members of the Group

Breakfast snacks, check-in, meditation and discussion of a topic are all part of a typical

Saturday morning with this group.  All women on a spiritual quest are welcome.

Men’s Spirituality Group

6 Saturday mornings from  November to April, at 9:00 a.m.; usually the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Leadership:  Clark Saunders and members of the group

Breakfast is followed by conversation about a topic that bears on our own experience of life.

 ACES (Our Senior’s Lunches)

Usually the second Tuesday of the month from September to June, at 12:30 p.m.

 Lunch and conversation is followed by a program of interest to Seniors.

Our Words of Faith

2 Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 p.m.; January 18 and 25.

Leadership: Mona Denton and Clark Saunders

A look at 4 faith statements produced by the United Church from 1925 to 2006 with a view to considering where our own beliefs stand in relation to the question, “What   does the United Church believe?”

 A Flair for the Dramatic

4 Monday Evenings at 7:30 p.m.; March 5 and 12, April 9 and 16.

Leadership:  Clark Saunders

Building on an idea we piloted last year, we are inviting people to come and discuss plays with spiritual themes.  Each play is part of the season’s offerings at either the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (RMTC) or Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE).  The discussion sessions are on the first Monday following the run of the play in question. And don’t worry if you missed the play; come anyway.

The discussion dates are:

March 5 – The Fighting Days (RMTC)

March 12 – Altar Boyz (PTE)

April 9 – God of Carnage (RMTC)

April 16 – Till It Hurts (PTE)

 Speaking Christian

3 Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; March 14, 21 and 28.

Leadership: Clark Saunders

Christians often use words like “salvation” and “faith” and “repentance”.  But what   do they really mean?  Taking our lead from a book of the same title by New   Testament scholar, Marcus Borg, we will look at some of these words to find out whether they mean what we think they mean and whether they really reflect our beliefs.