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Growing in Grace

September 6, 2021

Adult Education Opportunities

Many folks desire to deepen their prayer life. Many want to pray but don’t know where to begin. If this is you, then join the congregation- wide discussion of James Martin’s latest book Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone (HarperOne, 2021). This helpful new book explains what prayer is, what to expect from praying, how to do it, and how it can transform us when we make it a regular practice in our lives.

Here is a helpful summary of the book: “A trusted guide walking beside us as we navigate our unique spiritual paths, Martin lays out the different styles and traditions of prayer throughout Christian history and invites us to experiment and discover which works best to feed our soul and build intimacy with our Creator. Father Martin makes clear there is not one secret formula for praying. But like any relationship, each person can discover the best style for building an intimate relationship with God, regardless of religion or denomination. Prayer, he teaches us, is open and accessible to anyone willing to open their heart.”

Starting September 12, books will be available on Sundays after worship or during Church House office hours during the week. The cost of the book is $10. (The Adult Education Committee is covering half the cost of each book.) It’s available on Amazon.com at $19.20 or on Kindle for $14.99.

We invite you to start reading and then join us for conversation at different times throughout October and November. We will have both day and evening options throughout the week. Most of these gatherings will be via Zoom, some will be outdoors in the pavilion (weather permitting).