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Joy in the World – Expanding our Life with God in 2021

January 17, 24, 31 & February 7 and 14

Dr. Elizabeth Ursic will be contributing two more sessions to the Conversations series on February 7 and 14.

February 7 – Prayer Practices

Did you know there are over fifty ways to pray in the Christian tradition? Join us as we consider how we pray and how we can enhance and deepen our prayer life in new ways.

February 14 – Love

Christians are called to love. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 37-39).” Come join us as we explore what it means to love.


How can we sustain the hope, peace and joy of Christ’s birth as we put away our Christmas ornaments and begin a new year? Join Dr. Elizabeth Ursic and a welcoming Saint Barnabas community as we explore ways to nurture and expand our life with God in 2021. Topics include: spiritual resolutions, prayer practices, and images of God. Come for one or all sessions and join in the conversation!

Elizabeth Ursic holds an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, a PhD in Religious Studies from ASU, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. She co-chairs the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Women’s Caucus. As a professor, she has taught world religions to over 5,000 students, and been a visiting scholar at seminaries, universities and cultural centers internationally.  For over twenty years she has also served as a spiritual director for individuals and churches. Her book, Women, Ritual and Power: Placing Female Imagery of God in Christian Worship,is named one of the top 100 contemporary books on women’s spirituality. Elizabeth studied at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and her albums include Gratitude and Unspoken Touch. She has been a member of Saint Barnabas for five years and enjoys serving as a reader and usher and occasionally playing cello duets with cantor Rudy. She is delighted to contribute to the Conversations series!

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