Baptism class is intended for adults of the Church as an opportunity to enliven our hearts and prepare our being for the conscious reception of the Holy Spirit thru a time of study, prayer, reflection, formation and community support leading to the celebration of the fullest participation in the Holy Sacrament of Baptism. This is offered once a year in the May time period and includes 4 Saturday morning meetings, culminating in the Sacrament of Baptism on the Sunday following the last meeting.
Introduction to Centering Prayer
Several times each year an Introduction to Centering Prayer class is offered at the church. It begins with a Saturday class, from 8:30am-3:15pm, and has 6 follow-up meetings on the same weeknight for 6 consecutive weeks. The follow-up meetings are 1.5 hours long and include a period of Centering Prayer, viewing a DVD of Fr. Keating describing more about the prayer, and discussion.
Lessons in Truth
Lessons in Truth is a clear, concise representation of metaphysical Christianity. These spiritual concepts, taken from the book of the same title, show us how to increase our personal empowerment and enhance our spiritual growth. Our lives can be transformed by the power of our thoughts, words, and beliefs. This class is required for membership in the church and is generally offered once a year. It is held on the same day for 9 consecutive weeks.
Simple Explanation of Work Ideas
Simple Explanation of Work Ideas class is based on the book by Maurice Nicoll. It is an introduction to the Work of Inner Christianity language and ideas, used commonly at CCH. The Work represents the inner meaning of Christ’s teachings. Our personal study and application of Work ideas helps us understand what Christ was teaching us about ourselves and our world in the Gospels. As written by Nicoll, “…The Work is not a building, a place, a book, a system, dogma or tradition. The Work is something that lives in the hearts and minds of men and women – if they can find it …” This class is required for membership and is generally offered twice a year. It meets on the same day for 6 consecutive weeks.
Work of Inner Christianity
An open and ongoing weekly class that explores the teachings and practices of the Work of Inner Christianity, primarily through Maurice Nicoll’s, Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. With practical psychological tools that can be applied in everyday life, these teachings and practices transform the way we experience ourselves and encourage the awakening to God’s love moment to moment. Classes are interactive, full of rich personal sharing in a supportive, safe environment.