"A Course in Miracles" Study Group

This interactive study group meets every Monday evening in Adams Hall from 7-8:30.  Its purpose is to learn about and discuss the principles and everyday application of the spiritual text,  A Course in Miracles.   This meeting is open to all.  Further information on the Course can be found at www.acimstlouis.org


Contact: Corinne Esneault
Email: miracles@eliotchapel.org

Adult RE: Spirit in Practice
Attending the Sunday service may not be enough of a connection for you during these stressful times. Are you looking for more support from your church family? Do you miss feeling connected to your Eliot folks? The Adult Education: Spirit in Practice Team has been offering sessions for 2 years now. This team is tweaking their focus, for the time being, by helping to meet the immediate needs of our members who are seeking connection with their Eliot community and needing support during these unusual times, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is a time to engage with others as much as possible and connect with our church community through spiritual development. Take a look at the variety of offerings this team has put together for you, and decide what will most meet your needs right now. We encourage you to sign up for a particular group or choose to drop in to a once-a-week session, through Zoom.
Two groups will require advance registration:
Eliot Connects Healing Session with Peter Wilson
Meeting on: April 22, May 13 and May 27    
3:30- 4:45 pm 
Limit 10 participants, sign-up is required. 
In this time of great suffering and isolation, Father Richard Rohr’s Prayer for Our Community offers solace and direction for healing ourselves and the world. We will use his writings and others that participants wish to share. We will develop meditative practices for grounding ourselves. You are asked to bring your whole self to these sessions and actively participate. This will enable us to go deep in learning with and from each other. Register here.
Eliot Connects Book Discussion with Toni Saunders
Meetings start on April 22 and continue weekly until the book is complete.
7 to 8 pm
Limit 10 participants, registration is now closed. 
“The process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are made." These are some words that describe Brené Brown's work. You are invited to join Toni in reading and reflecting on Brown’s book Rising Strong. These are challenging times for all of us and this book offers one way to not only cope but to develop tools and attitudes going forward.
These groups are open to drop-ins at each meeting:
Eliot Connects – You’ve Got A Friend with Mary Meihaus  
April 16, May 21, and June 18  
11 am to 12 pm
This drop-In session will promote the premise of Carol King’s song, “You’ve Got A Friend.” She has chosen a centering topic each week that will purpose our discussion and help us get through these troubled times. Together, we will come out of the other end of this better for the journey. Drop in and join Eliot friends for an uplifting discussion. Sign up to receive the group log-in information. 
Eliot Connects Gratitude Sessions with Carole Glauser
April 21, May 12, and June 9  
11 am to 12 pm
The more you look, the more you can find things to be grateful for. Carole Glauser will facilitate a drop-in session, practicing gratitude as a means of coping with the stress and anxiety of uncertainty. Neuroscience research reveals that practicing gratitude literally rewires your brain to be happier and calms the nervous system, as well as contributes to many other physical and mental health benefits. We will use poetry and other inspired readings as the jumping-off point for practicing gratitude and sharing, discussing, and connecting during this precarious time. Sign up to receive the group log-in information.
Eliot Connects Compassion Session with Ted Lau 
April 27, May 25, and June 22  
7 to 8 pm
Imagining compassion leads to acting compassionately. In this time of social distancing and sheltering in place we may feel thwarted in our ability to act compassionately or for causes we champion. But this is an opportunity to start or renew compassion practices. We’ll practice Tonglen or other meditation to relieve suffering in ourselves and others and share how compassion has appeared in our lives recently. Ted Lau will facilitate with participation from Social Justice in Action leaders. Sign up to receive the group log-in information.
Eliot Connects Meditation Practice with Jeanne Kloeckner
May 6 and June 3  
7 to 8 pm
This drop-in session will promote creating and holding space for the quiet stillness within as a form of self-care during our ‘safer-at-home’ time. We will share a centering topic each week that will purpose our meditation practice and our discussion. Sign up to receive the group log-in information.