This February 2024, the Spiritual Leadership Committee of the Health Ministries Association is hosting a Virtual Spiritual Book Journal Club beginning on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. CT, 5:00 p.m. MT, 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time) via Zoom invitation only.
This activity is offered on eight (8) consecutive Tuesdays in February and March. It is facilitated by two professional group facilitators and faith community nurses, Amy Armanious and Ann Gornik.
The book is titled The Cup of Our Life: A Guide to Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp. The intention is each participant will use the book for daily prayer and spiritual reading (averaging 15 minutes). The group will gather virtually on Tuesdays for shared conversation and discussion. The gathering provides time for self-reflection, learning, and fellowship opportunities to individuals who are interested in spiritual care and spiritual health. Attendees learn from the group facilitators and each other as they enhance their knowledge of self, Creator, and others especially for people in need throughout our communities. There is no cost for this offering.
The book discussion is open to HMA members of all faith traditions and spiritual orientation. We will learn about spiritual listening and how to encourage one another’s spiritual health through presence. Our sharing time is not for life problem-solving, but for promoting whole-person health which is balancing body, mind & spirit.
Each participant is encouraged to purchase the book before the first session on February 6th. Here is the link https://rb.gy/y2486 and the ISBN-13: 978-1-933495-31-6 Regular reading and being prepared before each group session are strongly encouraged. Participants do not need to be present for each session. We encourage participants to attend all eight (8) sessions as sacred time for self -care.
For the first session, participants are asked to bring either a coffee mug or teacup of their choice and their book.