Current Offerings


Current Offerings

2017 Course Offerings

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Core Classes

Compassion: Awakening the Intelligence of the Heart

Choose a section:
Thursdays 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., from March 23rd to April 6th & April 20th to May 4th
Led by: Rev. Timothy Patterson & Rev. Gregory Farrand 
Tuesdays 6:00–8:00 p.m., from March 28th to April 4th & April 18th to May 9th
Led by: Rev. Gregory Farrand
Compassion is at the very heart of the teaching of Jesus. Compassion flows abundantly in our own lives when our hearts are awakened to the presence of God. Recent scientific research supports the understanding of pre-modern religious traditions that the human heart is more than just a "pump," but a center of profound emotional and spiritual intelligence, and the instrument by which we can bring our lives into alignment with Divine energy, love, and compassion. Drawing upon research from the Heartmath Institute® and classic teachings and practices of the Christian traditions, this class will support students in an experiential process of awakening the intelligence of our own hearts, so that we can increasingly serve as instruments of God's compassion in the world.  
Location: Broome Hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Tuition Fee: $90* - Register

*The cost is $160 if you register for BOTH "Communion" and "Compassion."

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Companion Classes

The Divine Dance: Experiencing the Trinity
with Mike Morrell

Saturday, June 10th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
In this hands-on workshop, Mike will lead participants into a deep-dive exploration of a genuine Trinitarian spirituality: one of both identity and interdependence. Through a series of fun and interactive group exercises, we will explore the present moment and the stories we all bear - getting to know ourselves better while at the same time learning to see and appreciate everyone we interact and connect with more fully, in order to experience the diversity-within-unity at the Trinity's core. This space of "practicing the presence of people" will become a safe place for taking risks, and for playing outside of our comfort zones, allowing us to discover a deeper sense of self and a deeper sense of unity with others.
Participants should read The Divine Dance: Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell prior to attending this workshop, as well as Mike's bonus chapter, which is available at:  
Led by: Mike Morrell, co-author of The Divine Dance with Richard Rohr, Communications Director for Presence International and a founding organizer of the Wild Goose Festival
Location: Broome Hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Tuition Fee: $50 - Register

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Spiritual Practices

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays 12–12:45 p.m., from January 25th to May 17th
We sit in a circle, take three deep breaths, and then enter into 20 minutes of silence together. After the silence, there is an opportunity to share prayer requests for the week, and to pray for ourselves, our community, and our world. No registration is required and there is no fee. Feel free to drop in on any session. Beginners are always welcome!
Led by: Kristen Leigh Southworth, M.Div.
Location: The Upper Room, 211 W. Fisher Ave

Men's Spirituality Group

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month, 5:30-8:00 p.m., starting January 11th
The Men's Spirituality Group is designed to help men grow in relationship, mutual and self-understanding, and spirituality. Our philosophy is based on Richard Rohr's Reflections on Male Spirituality. We operate through selected readings, individual sharing, open and confidential listening, and various spiritual practices. If you would like to join us, please contact Dick Weller at (336) 897-2503. 
Led by: Members of the Men's Spirituality Group
Location: Haywood Duke Room/Lineweaver Room at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Prayerful Yoga: Healing Mind and Body

Tuesdays 9:30-11 a.m. from May 9th to June 27th (8 weeks)
Prayerful Yoga is a moving meditation that links mind, breath, and body, and encourages participants to surrender to the present moment. Prayerful yoga is suitable for all body types and those with some yoga experience. Together, we will place ourselves in an environment where the movement and meditation of the ancient practice of yoga will draw us “closer to the vital nucleus of things” and help us individually listen to our own truth through our shared experience. Please bring a mat or large towel and light blanket.
Led by: Linda Hiatt, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Location: The Upper Room, Fisher House (211 W. Fisher Ave)
Tuition Fee: $50 - Register

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The Labyrinth

Labyrinth Keepers

1st Monday of each month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
The Labyrinth Keepers are an ecumenical group dedicated to providing education and opportunities for people to experience transformation through walking the labyrinth. We plan, advertise, train, and provide facilitators for a variety of community-wide labyrinth offerings. We welcome new members. Contact  to support and join the ministry of the labyrinth.
Coordinated by: Libby Haile and Barbara Cromheecke
Location: The Upper Room, 211 W. Fisher Ave

Introduction to Walking the Labyrinth

Saturday, May 6th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
What do you do in the labyrinth? If you have been curious about the labyrinth as a spiritual tool, this two-hour workshop will provide you with gentle instruction and support for beginning your labyrinth journey of transformation. Veteran walkers will also benefit from this "mini retreat" in the context of a supportive community of fellow labyrinth pilgrims, walking and praying together. This workshop will be followed by an opportunity to walk the labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. as part of Worldwide Labyrinth Day. 
Led by: The Labyrinth Keepers
Location: Broome Hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Tuition Fee: $10 - Register

World Labyrinth Day Walk 

Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m.
World Labyrinth Day, a project of The Labyrinth Society, is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in a celebration of the labyrinth as a practice and a tool for healing and peace. This global celebration of the labyrinth is recognized worldwide every year on the first Saturday in May. The labyrinth community at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, led by the Labyrinth Keepers, will "Walk as One at 1:00." Join us, and be a part of a global rolling wave of peaceful energy as the earth turns.
Led by: The Labyrinth Keepers
Location: Outdoor Labyrinth, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church courtyard
In case of inclement weather, the Prayer Walk will be cancelled.

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Healing Ground

First Fridays in the Garden

1st Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Healing Ground is part of an international Quiet Garden movement ( Join us at the beginning of the month as we take time to slow the pace and enjoy a quiet place to pause and let our bodies and minds rest and our hearts awaken.
Convened by: Pat Bailey and Dee Irwin, partners in Healing Ground
Suggested Donation: $20 - Register
Please bring a bag lunch or something to share; beverages and dessert provided.

Putting Mindfulness at the Center of Health & Healing

Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Are you looking to make improvements in your life? Do you want to lose weight or quit smoking? Exercise more? Make career changes? Be a better parent? Minimize stress and anxiety? Pray more? These are only a few of the issues that you may face and wish to change. Using the Duke Integrative Health model for creating change, we will explore our current situations, and create a vision for a healthier future. 
Led by: Jacqueline Messick, a Duke-trained Integrative Health Coach. She holds a Master of Pastoral Studies and is a childbirth doula.
Suggested Donation: $40 - Register

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