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Fall 2010

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Group Spiritual Direction
Susan S. Phillips

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Cost: $50/month, which may be paid in advance ($450, including the $50 deposit; space is limited, and must be reserved by August 15th)
Bay Area locations and times: TBA

We will be offering an opportunity for monthly spiritual direction in a small group committed to a year of fellowship, contemplative listening, and prayer. The groups will be facilitated by trained spiritual directors under the supervision of Susan Phillips. There will be nine monthly two-hour meetings at four Bay Area locations. Please call Susan (510-841-9386) or email her if you are interested in participating.

Susan S. Phillips (Ph.D.) is executive director of New College Berkeley, teaches Christian spirituality at the GTU and other seminaries, and is a spiritual director. She is the author of “Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.”


Biblical Hebrew Study Group I (with emphasis on the Psalms)
Chris Corwin
Wednesdays, 7:10-9:30 p.m., September 8-December 15. Co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley; Room G205 (GTU academic credit available) 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley
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Cost: $280.00  Student: $140.00

This class will focus on basic grammar and vocabulary building, enabling a lifetime of reading Scripture in Hebrew. This is the first part of a two semester class with the goal of reading and listening to the Psalms in the second semester. No prior Hebrew is needed. As we learn Hebrew, we’ll develop a deeper understanding of the poetic nature of the book of Psalms, enriching the book’s impact for our personal and corporate worship and spirituality.Register HERE.

Chris Corwin (Ph.D.) is an adjunct professor at Chabot College and New College Berkeley. His doctoral work emphasized the Hebrew Scriptures with special emphasis on the Psalms.

 

Writing Your Journey
Sharon Gallagher
Wednesdays, 7:10-9:30 p.m., beginning September 8 and ending December 15
Mudd 103, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley (GTU academic credit available.)
Cost: $280 Student: $140 (space limited)

This will be a semester-long course in a small group format. Participants will be mentored in writing and reading first-person non-fiction, viewing their lives as a spiritual journey. We will be looking to the world around us, to the guidance of Scripture, and into our hearts and minds to better understand our life experiences. Register HERE.

Sharon Gallagher (M.T.S.) is New College Berkeley associate director and editor of "Radix" magazine, and has nurtured many writers over the years. She is author of “Finding Faith: Life-Changing Encounters with Christ.”


Reading the Psalms in Hebrew
Chris Corwin
Thursdays, 7:10-9:30 p.m., beginning September 9 and ending December 16
Room G205,  First Presbyterian Church Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley. (GTU academic credit available.)
Cost: $280  Student: $140 Co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church Berkeley. 

An in-depth reading and poetic analysis of 10 selected psalms. This class will include an introduction to poetics of biblical Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. Students will learn to apply techniques of poetic analysis. Topics addressed will include “twin-psalms,” psalm sequences, and formation of the Psalter.Prerequisite: one year of biblical Hebrew. Register HERE.

Chris Corwin (Ph.D.) is an adjunct professor at Chabot College and New College Berkeley. His doctoral work emphasized the Hebrew Scriptures with special emphasis on the Psalms.



Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Story of Salvation
Margaret Horwitz
Saturday, November 13, 9am - Noon. First Covenant Church of Oakland,4000 Redwood Road, Oakland; Room 103.
Cost: $25

Join us on this winter morning as we explore the enduring appeal of Charles Dickens’s novel and its film adaptations. A Christmas Carol expresses a Christian perspective in many ways, some of which are evident in the film and television versions, while others—as we will discover—are clearer in the novel. 

Register HERE.


Margaret Horwitz (Ph.D.) has a doctorate in Film and Television Studies, is New College Berkeley visiting professor of Christianity and literature, and has been a Traveling Lecturer for the Jane Austen Society of North America.


Advent Retreat: Anticipating Christ's Coming
Susan S. Phillips
Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m..
Cosponsored with and at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley; Rooms G208 and G213 (enrollment limited to 25)Cost: $25

Advent offers an opportunity to make space in the “mangers” of our lives for the God who is always coming to us, seeking our attention and devotion, and offering us new life. Enter Advent before facing the onslaught of the culture's Christmas. Join us for a morning spent in the refreshing streams of contemplative prayer. Register HERE.

Susan S. Phillips(Ph.D.) is executive director of New College Berkeley, teaches Christian spirituality at the GTU, Regent College, and other seminaries, and is a spiritual director. She is the author of Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.


Seminars:

What I've Learned from the Street Meal Bible Study
Marie Corwin
Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.

Marie Corwin (M.A.) Marie Corwin (M.A.) is on staff at the Early Childhood Education Program at U.C. Berkeley. She also leads the Street Meal Bible Study at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.



A Box of Salt: Working with Project Mercy in Ethiopia
Phil and Siggie Stillman
Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.

Philip Stillman (M.D.) is an anesthesiologist and NCB board member.  Siggie Stillman (B.A.) is past president of The California Medical Association Alliance (Sacramento). As a couple, Phil and Siggie have volunteered on community development projects in rural Ethiopia sponsored by Project Mercy.

 

Register online for Fall 2010 classes (optional print registration also available).

 

 


 



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