Spiritual Life Ministries
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The Spiritual Life Ministry of the Christian Church in Ohio is sponsoring this
FREE event during this time of transition in our Region. Please RSVP online through the link above or by mail with the form on the PDF also linked above.
There will be a free will offering taken to offset the cost of the lunch
that will be provided. If donations received exceed the cost of lunch, then the
extra funds will be donated to Camp Christian.
Dr. Hamm served as a congregational pastor for 23 years, as Regional Minister of Tennessee, and as General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada from 1993-2003. He was the first Executive Director of Christian Churches Together in the USA, a new national ecumenical organization. Dick is a former member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and a former Vice President of the National Council of Churches in the U.S.A. He is the author of three books, the most recent being “Recreating The Church: Leadership For The Post-Modern Age” (Chalice, 2007). Now retired, he teaches at Christian Theological Seminary and is a Trustee; is chair of the National City Christian Church Foundation Board in Washington D.C.; a member of the board of the Center For Congregations of Indianapolis; an elder of Central Christian Church, Indianapolis. He has twice been recognized for mediating settlements in school districts and thus averting teachers’ strikes. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of church renewal and transformation and has consulted with congregations, middle judicatories, denominational agencies and other church organizations.
We encourage all Ohio Disciples, both clergy and laity, to make plans to attend so that we may come together to seek healing and unity in the midst of this time of painful transition as we move toward wholeness.
Questions about this event? Contact Rev. Stephen Bentley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spouses and Retired Ministers are also invited to attend.
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING LATER,
BUT FOR NOW, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Philip Gulley is a Quaker pastor, writer, and speaker from Danville, Indiana. Gulley has written 21 books, including the Harmony series recounting life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana and the best-selling Porch Talk essay series. Gulley’s memoir, "I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood," was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In addition, Gulley, with co-author James Mulholland, shared their progressive spirituality in the books "If Grace Is True" and "If God Is Love," followed by Gulley’s books "If the Church Were Christian" and "The Evolution of Faith."
In his most recently published work of non-fiction, "Living the Quaker Way: Timeless Wisdom For a Better Life Today," Gulley offers the opportunity to participate in a world where the values of the Quaker way bring equity, peace, healing, and hope. "Living the Quaker Way" invites readers to encounter the defining commitments of the Religious Society of Friends -simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality, and shows how those ideals can be incorporated in personal and public life to bring renewal and eliminate the clutter that is keeping us from deeper spirituality.
Gulley’s latest fictional series continues the exploits of Sam Gardner, first introduced in the Harmony series. The new Hope series includes "A Place Called Hope," "A Lesson in Hope," and "A Gathering in Hope," his most recent fictional release.
Gulley is currently working on his 22nd book entitled "Unlearning God," in which he describes the process of spiritual growth, especially the re-interpretation of the earliest principles we learned about God.
You can download the above info as a PDF Flyer to post by clicking HERE.
The Regional Spiritual Life Ministry meets at least once a year in person to plan for Retreats at Camp Christian and to discuss possible new ministries for the Spiritual Life of Ohio. We also meet at the Minister's Retreat in February and have had some phone conference calls.
We feel we are expanding the programs at camp for creating community and giving new opportunity for ministers and laity to deepen their
Christian Spirituality. We hope and pray that God will bring in all of this, Transformation of body, mind and spirit. It is an effort to reach out beyond those we have been able to touch through the Ministers' Retreat to include other ministers and the laity of the church in Ohio and beyond.