Spiritual Enrichment Activities

Fall has finally come to middle Tennessee and it is time to renew your spiritual life as you prepare for the winter months. There are several activities and events that can help you on your journey.

Poet’s Corner on October 24 with Bill Brown; November 21 with Leslie LaChance; and December 19 with Georganne Harmon at 7 PM in Fondren Hall.

Tuesdays in the Chapel through the month of November will include preaching by Neelley Hicks on 10/15; Cherisna Jean-Maria on 10/22; and Sandra Griggs on 10/5. The Holy Immigrant Family will be the theme for November 12 and an Advent Jazz Service will be on November 26.

Vespers & All That Jazz will meet in Wightman Chapel each Sunday evening at 6:30-7:15 pm through year-end. Included in the themes are:”Praise From and For God;” “God’s Call Gives Hope;” “A Prophecy of Peace;” and “Listen to the Angels.” The music will refresh your soul and the words will challenge you to action.

Retreats and Workshops
Dreamwork as a Spiritual Practice”, November 1 at 4 PM – 2 at 4 PM led by Laura Hileman. “Through dreams God calls us, names us, loves us, challenges us, and changes us. Responding to dreams is a powerful, practical means of spiritual growth.” REGISTER

Religion & Science: Universe Story”, November 3, 2:00-3:00 pm. Bringing together scientific facts, story and connections under the leadership of Joyce Wilding.

Liberating the Soul through Sound and Color”, November 16, 10:00AM – 3:00 PM under the direction of Karen Renée Robb. Experience your creative power and leave with a sense of liberation and aliveness. Register at REGISTER

Christmas Concerts
Nashville Chamber Singers, December 7 at 7 PM in Wightman Chapel

Concert Series in Wightman Chapel, 1:00-1:30 on dates indicated
Jennie Smith, organist on December 9;
Margaret Becker, vocalist and guitarist on December 10;
Marilyn E. Thornton, vocalist and violinist on December 11; and
Terrell Hunt, vocalist on December 12.

Come as you can and enrich your spiritual life during this season of transition.

Joyce D. Sohl, Laywoman-in-Residence


Joyce D. Sohl has been Laywoman-in-Residence since 2009 as a full-time volunteer. She retired as CEO of United Methodist Women in 2004. She is the author of 4 books, a teacher, retreat leader, writer and non-professional musician. Here at the Center her work is in the area of Spirituality & the Arts with such programs as Tuesdays in the Chapel, Vespers & All That Jazz, Poet’s Corner, quarterly retreats, and art exhibits.

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