"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
Shortly after the COVID-19 lockdown began, Eliot’s Adult Education: Spirit in Practice Team developed a series of Zoom offerings to provide opportunities to engage with others in our church community with a focus on spiritual practices. These Zoom gatherings will continue during the summer.
The first two sessions require registration and space is limited. Sign up early!
Eliot Connects: Brené Brown Book Discussion with Toni Saunders
Wednesday evenings: July 15 & 29, August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23, and October 7
Brené Brown, social scientist and author of Braving The Wilderness, has sparked a conversation that brings meaning to our lives – experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. Brown argues that we are experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection and introduces four practices of true belonging. Join us as we go deep in our conversation as we discuss this amazing book. We have 2 openings. Registration is closed.
Eliot Connects: Healing Sessions with Peter Wilson
Second and fourth Wednesdays: July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, and September 9 & 23
3:30-4:45 pm
The Eliot Connects: Healing sessions will use Rev. Richard Rohr’s The Universal Christ as a text. 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.
The following sessions are open on a drop-in basis. Attend sessions as you are able. Please sign up so you can receive the details for connecting.
Eliot Connects: Meditation Practice with Jeanne Kloeckner
1st Wednesday: July 1, August 5, and September 2
7 to 8:30 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 provide a foundational base for our meditation practice and our discussion. Sign up to receive the group login information.
Eliot Connects: Gratitude Sessions with Carole Glauser
2nd Tuesday: July 14, August 11, and September 8
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 connecting and coping with stress and anxiety around times 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, sharing, discussing, and connecting during this unpredictable time. Sign up to receive the group login information.
Eliot Connects: You’ve Got A Friend with Mary Meihaus  
3rd Thursday: July 16, August 20, and September 17
11 am to 12 pm
This drop-in session will promote the premise of Carole King’s song, “You’ve Got A Friend.” Mary 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 login information.
Eliot Connects: Compassion Session with Ted Lau 
4th Monday: July 27 and August 24 
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. This zoom meeting is an opportunity to start or renew compassion practices. We’ll practice the Tonglen and 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 login information.