Adult Spiritual Development - ACTS Ministry

AWAKENING COMPASSION through THEOLOGY and SPIRITUALITY

Visit the following website to view the upcoming events for CACG at https://www.calgarycommongood.org/?utm_campaign=new_website_correction&utm_medium=email&utm_source=commongoodyyc Wayne and I will be attending the Leaders' Luncheon on November 21, 2019.  Check out the CACG page on the upper left of this page. 

January 14, 2020

Twenty-one hearty souls braved the frigid night airs to participate in Session #1 of our Monday Night Book Study. Our book this session is "Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century" written by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson. I've heard from some of good folk who elected to stay home last night. The good news is that each day gets a little longer and there is always next week, right?

We listened, we viewed, we prayed, we laughed, we ate, we shared and we voiced our opinions as we came together for our favourite Monday night activity. We also spent some time last night looking at different approaches to our study. Don't hesitate to let us know if you favour our suggestions or have your own suggestions. We are flexible. 

Refer to file attachments below to follow the pdf for Session #1. Jock has added an appendix to the pdf which offers additional reading related to our study. As well, Joan has sent along her notes to Session #1. Enjoy!

January 13, 2020

And we are off!! Winter 2020 Monday Night Book Study begins its 10 week sessions tonight at 7 p.m. All but one of our books have been sold and we are hoping that the brutal cold will not keep many away from tonight's program. Jock, Wayne and Brenda have been busy preparing to tackle this book by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson entitled FUTURE FAITH: TEN CHALLENGES RESHAPING CHRISTIANITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 

ACTS will be presiding over the January 29th Worship Service - 4th Sunday of the Epiphany Season on January 29, 2020. Wayne will be joined by members of our Book Study and Bible Study in leadership. 

December 22, 2019

Registration for our Monday Night Book Study is underway with most of our books - "Future Faith" - in the hands of our book studiers over the Christmas Season. Our first Session will be on the second Monday of January, January 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. - a great way to begin a new decade. Enjoy!

Decenber 15, 2019

Books for the winter session of Monday Night Book Study were available on Sunday morning. We have about 10 books remaining and registration is going very well. I suspect that many hours during the Christmas break will be spent reading our book, "Future Faith." Thanks go to Dave for repairing the stand for our ACTS banner.  

December 8, 2019

Our Adult Spiritual Development Minister, Wayne Holst, offered a minute speak this morning at church, announcing the book we will be focussing upon during Monday Night Book Study beginning in January. The study will begin on January 13, 2019. Registrations were accepted after the service with the books available for Christmas reading. "Future Faith" will continue our exploration of religious practices world wide. 

December 3, 2019

As we wind our program down for the Christmas season, we've been looking after loose ends like... selecting our book for the Winter Session. The new books will be going on sale on Sunday morning. The book selected is Future Faith by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson - check it out online -- it will give us another window into current developments in religion world-wide and here at home. Secondly ... the fees for our membership to CACG for 2019 are paid!! Thank you goes to the St. David's Foundation which contributed half while ACTS (Adult Spiritual Development Committee) covered the balance. Next year's CACG have also been covered, again thanks to the Foundation and to an anonymous donor.  Incidentally, the discussion at the CACG Leadership Luncheon three weeks ago provided information regarding the intended decision by City Hall to enact a three fold increase to transit passes for low income riders. CACG, with members wearing a green armband, was a voice at the budget debates and the result is to maintain status quo for the upcoming year. The number of Calgary's poor represents about 10% of the population with working poor often left with $7.00 to cover all costs after rent is paid. Affordable transit passes are a necessity. Well done, CACG.