We are Growing Our Friendship with Jesus through art, journaling, scripture and various kinds of prayer. Join us!
Our goal is for all members of the Holy Spirit Parish Community grow in a loving relationship with God through the person of Jesus. The “Growing Our Friendship with Jesus” process was developed to take everyone where they currently are in their faith journey and help them grow their own relationship with Jesus. This adult formation process strives to fit your busy schedule and support you in your commitment to personal prayer and service to others.
“I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.” John 15:15
The schedule has been set for the fall Planting sessions as we continue “Growing Our Friendship with Jesus (GOFJ).” The “Growing Our Friendship with Jesus” process was developed to take everyone where they currently are in their faith journey and help them grow their own relationship with Jesus.
The planting process provides you with tools and practices that will help you learn to use your daily prayer time. This process is for anyone looking to be more consistent and deliberate in their prayer life.
The participants will be presented methods of creating a sacred space for prayer, developing a routine, and using “Give Us this Day” and other prayer resources to enrich your prayer experience. In addition to the opening and closing retreats and the 4-week sessions, the participants will be asked to pray and journal daily for up to 30 minutes. At the end of the session, the participants will be ready to attend another planting session or experience one of our cultivation sessions.
Please plan to commit to the entire process on Wednesdays or Thursdays. It will be possible to move between session times if necessary but attendance at all sessions is suggested to grow your friendship with Jesus as you strengthen the roots of your session community. Please note the material offered at each set of sessions will be the same although the presenters will differ.
Opening Retreat 9/22/18 Saturday 9:00-2:00 pm Parish Hall
Session 1 9/27/18 Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm HSS Library
Session 2 10/4/018 Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm HSS Library
Session 3 10/11/18 Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm HSS Library
Session 4 10/18/18 Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm HSS Library
Closing Retreat 10/27/18 Saturday 9:00- 4:00 pm Parish Hall
Opening Retreat 9/26/18 Wednesday 9:00 am -12:00 pm Church
Session 1 10/3/18 Wednesday 9:00-10:30 am Parish Hall
Session 2 10/10/18 Wednesday 9:00-10:30 am Parish Hall
Session 3 10/17/18 Wednesday 9:00-10:30 am Parish Hall
Session 4 10/24/18 Wednesday 9:00-10:30 am Parish Hall
Closing Retreat 11/7/18 Wednesday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Parish Hall