Classes & Workshops

 

Fall 2017

 

Foundations: Certified 10-Week Class
Taught by Practitioners Hazel Bowman & Diane Gesell
Thursday, Sept. 7th - Nov. 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Did you ever want to take Foundations but found it too expensive?
Did you want to take it again?
Now offered on a Love Donation basis

This class presents a new spiritual principle each week and a spiritual practice to support that principle. The Creative Process is introduced at the beginning of the class and then flows through each week, so that the student has the opportunity to see and use the Creative Process at work in each spiritual principle. Students learn how to pray affirmatively and explore their own beliefs about life, while learning the philosophy of the Science of Mind.
Required Text: Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

 

A More Abundant Fire

Taught by Practitioners Ken & Sally Kasner
3-Week Class, Monday Oct. 16th - Oct. 30th, 6:30 to 8:30PM
Cost: love offering + purchase of book

Welcome to three weeks of exploring devotion to God in your life through considering the powerful ideas contained in the 16 verses of Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita.  To support our study, we will be reading Eknath Easwaran’s book, A More Ardent Fire, in which he gives clear direction not only for how to understand this Hindu Classic, but also for how we may incorporate it ideas in our daily life. You do not have to complete any homework; all exercises will be completed in class.

 

Metaphorical Bible, Part 1, taught by Rev Kathleen
4-Week Class, Saturday, Oct. 21st - Nov. 11th, 9AM to Noon
Cost: early bird is $72 by Oct. 21st, after $80

This class provides a look at the Bible as story and Bible as myth. Drawing from sources as diverse as Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Aesop, Joseph Campbell, and Jelaluddin Rumi, this course looks at the many life stories in the Bible where we play every character.  Students will learn powerful and effective tools for translation and interpretation of these stories. This section will be focused on the stories of Creation, Abraham, Joseph and Moses. A second section will be offered in Winter 2018 focused on sections of the New Testament.

 

Winter 2018

 

Metaphorical Bible Part 2 with Rev. Kathleen Sibley
Jan.9 – Jan. 30, Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:30PM, (4 weeks)

Cost $80, early bird $72
If you want the certification, extra fee is $45
This class does for the New Testament what Metaphorical Bible did with the heroes of the Torah. If both sections are completed, they count as one accredited class, but they are designed to stand alone. The class will focus on the metaphors around the character of Jesus and how to relate to the Divine through his stories.

 

Power of Your Word with Diane Gesell, RScP
Jan. 8 - Feb. 26, Mondays 5:30 to 8:30PM, (8 weeks)

Cost: $205, early bird price $185 + Cost of Books
Prerequisite: Foundations

This is an amazing course on the power of Spiritual Mind Treatment. Each week is a thoughtful approach to the deeper understandings of prayer: How does the nature of God and man create prayer, the impact of creative law and beliefs, what to pray for, affirmative treatment, and the state of continuous prayer, with experiential exercises to give these ideas a reality for the student. Required Books by Ernest Holmes: How to Use Science of Mind, & Can We Talk to God?

 

Spring 2018

 

Essential Ernest Holmes with Dave & Sue Sharer, RScP’s;
Mar. 14 - May 16, Wed.’s 5:30 to 8:30PM, (10 weeks)

Cost $245, early bird price $225 + Cost of Books
Prerequisite: Foundations

This course is a loving tribute to Dr. Ernest Holmes and all the wisdom he brought to our world. The course is based upon “What We Believe” by Ernest Holmes. The student has the opportunity to examine each of the ideas contained in it and uncover ways to make the power of this teaching come alive in her/his life. Each week has a meditation on Light that takes the student progressively deeper and deeper into the Light to find Inner Truth. Required Books: The Essential Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind Text and a Journal

 

Foundations with Rev. Kathleen Sibley
April 14 - June 23, Saturdays 9AM- Noon, (11 weeks)

Cost: Love Offering Only + Cost of Book
Required Book: Science of Mind (The Definitive Edition)

This is a revision and widely updated new version of the Foundational Course. It presents a new spiritual principle each week and a spiritual practice to support that principle. The Creative Process is introduced at the beginning of the class and then flows through each week, so that the student has the opportunity to see and use the Creative Process at work in each spiritual principle.

Each week also features the writing of one of our elders as well as one of our contemporaries on the subject at hand. These include Dr. William Hornaday, Dr. Frank Richelieu, Terry Cole Whittaker, Dr. Jesse Jennings, Dr. Kathy Hearn, Dr. Linda McNamar, & many more.

 

Surrender = Freedom with Hazel Bowman, RScP
April 30 - May 21, Mondays 5:30 to 8:30PM (4 weeks)

Cost: Love Offering + Cost of Materials

This class is designed to help you remember that you are a powerful creator. No matter what is going on around you, you choose where to put your focus. How will you see it? Your focus determines your perceptions, which in turn affect your attitude and guide your actions. This class is an opportunity to investigate the power of surrendering to Love. The result is freedom.

 

Summer 2018

 

Exploring Roots with Pam Van Driel, RScP
May 29 to July 31,Tuesdays 5:30 to 8:30PM, (10 weeks)

Cost $245, early bird price $225 + Cost of Books
Prerequisite: Foundations

This course provides the student with an understanding of the historical roots in America of Ernest Holmes’ philosophy. Specific emphasis is given to the works of Thomas Troward, Emma Curtis Hopkins, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Required Books: Emerson’s Essays, The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures on Mental Science by Troward, Scientific Christian Mental Practice by Hopkins and the Science of Mind Text and a Journal