Or, If You Go to Church on Sunday, but Take Tai’Chi on Tuesday, Are You Going To Go To – well, you know…When You Die?
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Gail Sofia Ransom, Education Director at First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh
Who Should Attend: Interested individuals, Encores! Members, Encores! Resource Team Members, prospective Encores! members
When: Monday, February 27 — 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Location: Chatham Village Clubhouse, 655 Pennridge, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Cost: $5 (Free to Encores! Members)
RSVP: NealGriebling@FutureDesignStudio.com or (412) 480-3045
Join us for a lively exploration of the interface between Christianity and the contemporary spiritualities as we search for the connections between the traditional and the new. Wear comfortable clothing; we might do some yoga!
Background: We are living in a time of expansive spirituality. Eastern and western traditions now co-mingle with indigenous practices, holistic energy work, and scientific discoveries about the nature of the universe. With all these enticing possibilities, how does the faith of our fathers fit in? Can you study Buddhism and still take Communion? If reading Rumi thrills your soul, have you forsaken Jesus? This presentation will help you find the commonality within many traditions and help you trust your own spiritual path.
About Rev. Dr. Gail Sofia Ransom: Rev. Ransom is Education Director at First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh and the All Faith Chaplain at Chatham University. She is a graduate of Yale Divinity School Institute of Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts, and received her Doctoral Degree from Wisdom University, where she focused upon wisdom studies and pan-spiritual worship for the twenty-first century. Her two adult daughters, Shira Ransom Toeplitz and Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, grew up in an interfaith household, observing both Jewish and Christian holidays.