Spiritual Exploration Classes

Our classes and workshops are distinguished by openness and a commitment to deepening spiritual experiences. Available classes and descriptions are listed below.

Available Classes

Meaning, a podcast.

Seeking significant conversation and the building of relationships? Let’s talk about “Meaning”!
“Meaning” is a new podcast offering from Plymouth. In each 10–15-minute episode, host Chris Bohnhoff engages members of the Plymouth community in a conversation about the deeper significance of the things they do. A series of questions end each episode, helping listeners reflect on each guest’s unique wisdom and how it may illuminate one’s own spiritual path.
Join Chris Bohnhoff and Beth Hoffman Faeth for a Lenten small group study during which we will listen to an episode of “Meaning” together and then engage in important conversation and reflection. We will meet via Zoom for six consecutive Wednesdays beginning March 9 at 10:00 a.m.

Facilitator:

Beth Hoffman Faeth

Chris Bohnhoff

Class Dates:

Classes will be held via Zoom, Free

Wednesday March 9, 16,23,30, April 6 & April 13

10 a.m.

The Power of Mary Magdalene

An online retreat series using art, music, guided reflection and imaginative prayer to reclaim the powerful female essence of Spirit with Mary Magdalene, ‘the apostle to the apostles,’ as our guide. Drawing on the canonical gospels as well as other early Christian writings, Mary Magdalene has much to teach us about the inward act of spiritual transformation and claiming our own authority. With Carolyn Kolovitz.

Facilitator:

Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

Class Dates:

Classes will be held via Zoom, Free

March 31, April 7, and April 14

7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Plymouth Reads Poetry

We are going to read poetry again one day after Poetry Month (April) has ended!
Come share a favorite poem with other Plymouth members. We read aloud to each other and create an atmosphere of close companionship through a common love of language.
Plymouth Reads Poetry Sunday, May 1, Noon-1 p.m., hybrid format: Meet in Chapel or Zoom from home.
Contact: Carrie Bassett carolinebassett7@gmail.com or 612-229-1937
Drop-in any time.

Facilitator:

Caroline Bassett

Class Dates:

Classes will be held via Zoom, Free

May 1, 2022

Noon-1 p.m.

Intersection Returns

In winter and spring of 2021, Plymouth’s Immigrant Welcoming Working Group (IWWG) and Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) offered Intersection, a multi-media book club that included podcasts, documentaries, and articles as well as books. The goal was to learn about racial justice and immigration issues from a historic and current perspective and explore the junctions.

Intersection will return in 2022 with Plymouth’s Climate and Environmental Justice Team joining IWWG and RJI to offer new materials that explore issues unique to each group as well as those that overlap. Sessions will provide opportunities to discuss the prework as well as share learnings/reflections.

Materials include:

  • When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors & Asha Bandele – a deeply moving and visceral story about the personal history of one of the founders of Black Lives Matter.
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. The selected chapters serve as an overview of Wilkerson’s concept of caste and how it emerged in America.
  • Silent Sacrifice. A PBS documentary film based on the experience of Japanese Americans before, during and after WWII.
  • Bayou Sutra – Orion Magazine.
  • Immigration Nation. A moving Netflix documentary about immigrants in the U.S.
  • Westminster Town Hall Forum presentation by Jose Antonio Vargas about life in America as an undocumented immigrant.
  • As She Rises. We’ve selected 4 episodes of this podcast which focuses on a specific area of the U.S. that is feeling effects of climate change.
  • Bangladesh: A Climate Trap. Video about Bangladesh climate change refugees who are forced to move to the slums in Dhaka due to environmental degradation.
  • Inequity at the Boiling Point. New York Times article.
  • Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050. New York Times article

Facilitator:

Nancy Siska

Class Dates:

Classes will be held via Zoom, Free

2nd Monday of each month,

January – June, 2022

5-6:30 p.m.