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Loving, Liberating, Life-Giving: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life

A four-part class series, Loving, Liberating, Life-Giving: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life, will be offered September 16, 23, 30 and October 7 in Colhoun A by the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves, Julie Smith and the Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Copeland.

Ordinary, everyday life is saturated with God. Everything we do, are and have is held in God’s hands. So the chief aim of the spiritual life is to find ways to tap into that ever-flowing stream of grace, and whatever pattern we have in our lives for engaging with that stream is our own “rule of life.” Presiding Bishop Curry has invited all Episcopalians to consider how we construct these consistent patterns of grace for ourselves, through a paradigm called “The Way of Love.”

Teachers Sara Ardrey-Graves, Julie Smith and Chris Copeland will lead this seminar, exploring the many ways one might grow deeper in faith and build personal awareness of the love and mercy of God through daily spiritual practice.

The Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves is an Associate Rector at St. Paul’s.

Parishioner Julie Smith is Director of the Lower School and Director of Parent Learning at Summit School.

The Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Copeland is the Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spirituality at Wake Forest University School of Divinity as well as a certified Enneagram teacher in the Narrative Tradition and spiritual director.