Right: Library speaker Jerry Leitner discusses the gospel of Mary Magdala, a Common Ground program, in October. Due to its size, the group gathered in James Parlor, on the second floor of 77 W. Washington St. for this program. 

Upcoming Events & Programs

Monthly Meditation Service / First Fridays at 5:15 PM
in the Swedenborg Library
Next service: Friday, February 7, 2020 / 5:15-6 pm.
Tom Lane leads the guided meditation
Join the First Fridays monthly meditation and communion service in the Swedenborg Library, led by Tom Lane (pictured) and Karen Fell, pastor. 


Date: Friday, February 7, 2019  
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
 
BOOK GROUP:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 , 2020 / 2-3:30 PM
A Course in Miracles, as presented in A THEOLOGY OF LOVE: REIMAGINING CHRISTIANITY THROUGH 'A COURSE IN MIRACLES' by Richard Smoley
We will discuss key concepts found in the 1979 A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman, and refer to Richard Smoley's latest book as regards to the idea of ego found in A Course.

Smoley explains the view expressed in A Course that physical reality is illusory and limiting, arising through a false sense of the ego as separate from what one perceives. 

Copies of both "A Theology of Love" and "A Course in Miracles" are available from the Swedenborg Library. 

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / 2-3:30 pm
Location: Swedenborg Library, 17th floor,  77 W. Washington St., Chicago.
Fee: Freewill donation toward refreshments.

BOOK GROUP:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 , 2020 / 2-3:30 PM
UNTHINKABLE: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson
Helen Thomson has spent years traveling the world, tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people she met, from the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them, to a woman who hears music that's not there. Their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways. 

Copies of Unthinkable are available on loan from the Swedenborg Library. 

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2020  / 2-3:30 PM
Location: Swedenborg Library, 17th floor, 77 W Washington St., Chicago (at Clark St.)
Fee: Freewill donation toward refreshments.