Quench

 

Quench Reschedules “Journaling as Spiritual Practice” to February 9

The spring season of Quench, an adult education opportunity, will resume on Saturday, February 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., in Fellowship Hall with an introduction to Journaling as Spiritual Practice led by Michelle Tyring. Whether you are a long-time journal keeper or just want to explore how it might become a meaningful part of your spiritual life, you are warmly invited to come, learn more, bring friends, enjoy light refreshments, and be part of the Quench community.

Quench is a group study experience that uses interactive, collaborative approaches to learning to help us deepen our personal relationships with God and one another as we seek to live as followers of Jesus in today’s world. February, March, and April programs will focus on spiritual practices. More information about Quench is available on the Fellowship Hall center table and at www.robertsparkumc.org.

 

 

About Quench

“He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”  –Psalm 107:9 (GNT)

You lead a busy life, and making time to nurture spiritual growth can be challenging, no matter your age or stage of life. As part of the Quench community, you are invited to meet once each month for an engaging, speaker-led seminar, and in the weeks that follow, choose how you will continue to learn at times and through experiences that are the best fit for you personally. An informal Takeaways meeting at the end of each month brings the whole group together again for some conversation about outcomes.

Quench is organized in “seasons.” Each season, about four months in length, focuses on a theme important to our faith and spirituality. Each month, we explore a different topic related to that theme. The deep well of refreshment that Quench offers is in its approach to learning through active, individually chosen experiences – at home, at church, or in the community. You may choose to participate in one, some, or all of these as an individual, with other Quenchers, or with friends not associated with the church. A workbook helps you keep track of all the opportunities and details.

The current theme and topics for study are included on the season schedule below.

What kinds of “experiences” are suggested? They will change with the topics, but they might include these kinds of activities:

  • Attending a Wednesday 20 Minutes for God midday service
  • Taking a mindful walk outdoors
  • Attending a community event
  • Making something with your hands
  • Reading a book related to the study topic

If you join a Quench group for a month or a season, we ask that you attend both the first group meeting of the month (Saturday 10:30 a.m. – noon) and the informal wrap-up meeting about two weeks later following 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. We also ask that you commit to following through on one or more of the activities and to using the workbook.

 

Staying Connected

There are many ways a Quench group can stay in touch throughout the season:

  • Face time at Roberts Park is always a good option!
  • An online email group is available just for Quenchers. In addition to receiving information and updates, you can use this contact point to reach out to others to arrange meetups or chat about Quench topics.
  • If you don’t use electronic media, you can opt for a phone buddy who will contact you with Quench news.

 

Contact the church office at rpoffice@robertsparkumc.org with questions.

 

 

Spring Schedule 2019:  Spiritual Practices

 

Spiritual Practice: Journaling

Saturday, February 9    10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Introduction to the Practice: Michelle Tyring
Roberts Park Fellowship Hall

Sunday, January 27   9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Takeaways Meeting
Roberts Park Conference Room

 

Spiritual Practice: The Daily Examen

Saturday, February 9    10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Introduction to the Practice
Roberts Park Fellowship Hall

Sunday, February 24   9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Takeaways Meeting
Roberts Park Conference Room

 

Spiritual Practice: How to Do Lent Well

Saturday, March 9   10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Introduction to the Practice
Roberts Park Fellowship Hall

Sunday, March 24    9:15  a.m. – 10 a.m.
Takeaways Meeting
Roberts Park Conference Room

 

Spiritual Practice: Art & Creativity

Saturday, April 13   10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Introduction to the Practice
Roberts Park Fellowship Hall

Sunday, April 28   9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Takeaways Meeting
Roberts Park Conference Room