Women's Circle/Book Study
Starts September 18 - In
Person - Endicott, NY
"I get too caught up in my emotions and feelings."
"I start the day at peace, but then lose it all by lunchtime - or
"I'm not sure I trust God - and I know I don't
always trust myself..."
"I know how I want to act - but then something pushes my buttons and I do
"Sometimes I'm afraid I am letting God down."
Are you looking for a greater sense of direction and peace?
God is right here, in the middle
of our muddles.
Using the book
Inner Compass by Margaret Silf as the
basis of our discussions, we will explore (in Silf's words):
how to become increasingly sensitive to God's
action in our lives
how to discover and live true to the very
deepest desires within us
how to make decisions that reflect God's
indwelling presence in the innermost freedom of our hearts
how to join our lives consciously with the life
group will move at an unhurried pace, with two weeks between
sessions to allow for time to process, integrate, and practice.
There will only be about 40 pages of
reading every two weeks. The concepts are few but powerful, and
the accountability and support of the group will help us keep our
attention on our intentions, and deepen our engagement with the material
over a period of time.
Schedule (all sessions are 6:30-8:00 pm)
9/18/14 The Where/How/Who Layers of Our Being
10/2/14 Your Unique God-Self/ What Went Wrong?
The Weather of Our Moods/Finding Our Way
(3 week break)
11/6/14 Our Deepest Desires/ Fear and Attachments
11/20/14 Detachment/ What Leads Us Forward or Astray
Living (Peacefully and Joyfully) in the Gap
Who is this for?
Anyone looking for a greater sense of direction and peace, and a greater
sense of connection to her best self and to God. While grounded in
the Christian tradition, this class is open to all who seek the Holy
One, by whatever name, and who are willing to let others explore at
their own pace and as they are guided.
What will the sessions be like? Some discussion of the book, some
guided contemplation, some inner reflection.
Something of a cross between a prayer group, a wisdom circle and a book
Where are the classes held? The classes are
co-sponsored by the Sophia Center for Spirituality and will be held at
Sophia House, 719 West Main Street, Endicott (next to Our Lady of Good
Counsel Church, across from En-Joie golf course). The facility has free parking
and is handicapped accessible.
The Sophia Center is an ecumenical and interfaith place for all
people seeking support on their spiritual journey.
Is registration required?
Yes - registration is required by
September 11, 2014. Contact Cheryl at
cheryl [at] wingedlifecoaching.com or register right now by paying for the class, using your PayPal
account or credit card:
How much does it cost? $59, plus the cost of the book, which is available on Amazon.
You may pay by cash or check, or online
using your PayPal account or credit card.
What if I can't make all the sessions?
Come anyway! You can
still get the benefit of the missed session by reading the book and
working through the discussion questions for the class. And, as
all of the material is interrelated, we will be touching on most of the
concepts more than once.
More questions? Contact class leader Cheryl Lyon
at cheryl [at] wingedlifecoaching.com if you have any
Cheryl is a certified life coach, spiritual companion and retreat leader.
is also an active member of the Oxford United
Methodist Church in Oxford, New York.