Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
October 12, 19 and 26, and November 2
This class, facilitated by the Rev. Betty Wright-Riggins, Spiritual Director, meets via Zoom.
Sacred Threads ask the question: What are the threads that bind our faith together? This question stirs our thinking and is the impetus that pushes us forward as we strive to live Christ-centered lives.
Join us as we begin the process of questioning, discerning and reflecting on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The dictionary defines “beatitude” as happy. Is Jesus declaring we should be happy when persecuted and when suffering appears in our lives? He also invites us to be meek. Does meek mean weak and not strong?
Our guide is J. Ellsworth Kalas’ book, Beatitudes from the Backside. Handouts will be provided, and you do not need to purchase this book. All are welcome. Come and let us discover together the meaning in the beatitudes for us today as we embrace fully the words of Jesus.
The Rev. Betty Wright-Riggins is a graduate of Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development and now serves on their staff.
Betty is an ordained American Baptist Minister and holds a master’s of divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and master’s degrees in education administration and speech pathology from California State University, Los Angeles. She is an adjunct professor at Eastern University and Missio Seminary.
Betty describes a spiritual director as one who companions alongside those who are seeking to discern the light of God’s leading as they live out their daily lives. She believes that spiritual formation practices are to encourage people as they embark along their unique spiritual journey.
As a former pastor, Betty understands the sacred space clergy occupy in the life of community and within the parish. She continues to facilitate clergy cohorts as well as spiritual formation and contemplative prayer groups for clergy and laity.
Betty brings to the gift of spiritual direction a sincere desire to be actively present and to listen underneath the words spoken by others.