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Workshop: Spirituality for You and Me
July 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30
Join us on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (light dinner preceding at 5:30 pm) for a workshop on Spirituality for You and Me. Everyone seems to be talking about spirituality these days, but do we know what we mean by the word. For example, when people say, “I’m spiritual, not religious,” what does that mean? Or when people look to religious traditions for guidance in developing a spiritual life, what are they actually looking for? This workshop seeks to identify the qualities associated with spirituality and draws from the wisdom and experience of a few diverse paths that people can choose to follow in practicing their spirituality.
Dr. Gustafson will help the group look at several forms of practical spirituality, none of which is exclusively right or best, but all of which can be useful. Participants will have ample opportunity to share their experience and wisdom with each other.
The Rev. Wayne E. Gustafson, D.Min. is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Psychotherapist in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. Presently, he is a contract pastoral counselor and psychotherapist with Susquehanna Family Counseling Ministry seeing clients in Ithaca and Watkins Glen.
Dr. Gustafson is a graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Chemistry and has Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry (Psychology and Clinical Studies) degrees from Andover Newton Theological School. He teaches Pastoral Care courses for the New York School of Ministry and leads workshops for clergy and laity. He has also been a Prison Chaplain, an Interim Minister, and an Adjunct Instructor in Psychology at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
He is the author of two novels, Community of Promise: The Untold Story of Moses, and The Wisdom Weaver, both set around the time of the Exodus. (entospress.com)