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Adult Education: Poetry as Prayer

  • Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am10:15am
  • Location: Library

In the words of moderately successful poet Ellen McGrath Smith, “Poetry is marginal, thankless, untethered from fame and fortune; it’s also gut level, urgent, private yet yearning for connection. In all these ways, it’s like prayer for me. I’m a not-quite-lapsed Catholic with Zen leanings, but I’ll always pray—and I’ll always write poems. Writing hasn’t brought me the Poetry Jackpot I once pursued, but it draws on the same inner wiring that flickers when I pray.” In this session, moderately successful poet Ann Quinn will lead us learning how we can enrich our prayer lives both by using the poems of others in prayerful contemplation, and also by writing our own prayerful poetry. No prior poetry experience required!

Adult education is a time of learning and lively discussion, led by our pastoral staff, guest speakers, and members of the congregation. Join us as we explore a range of diverse topics and issues of the day from a theological perspective. Child care is provided.