We’re excited to announce the next addition of our Adult Christian Education (A.C.E.) Ministry’s Summer Higher Ground series.

Earlier this month as part of our series we had a class on prayer and a class on fasting. In August we will have two classes facilitated by Elder Pierre Arty, M.D. on the topic of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Please read more about the classes below.

We are also looking for individuals who are interest in joining the Adult Christian Education leadership for a common reading. The book we will be reading through the month of August and into September will be Church: Why Bother? by Philip Yancey. It is a short three chapter book that’s approximately one hundred pages long. We will have a group discussion to unpack the book on Sunday, September 14th, following service.

You can read more and sign up below.

In Service,

Abounding Grace Ministries



Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Class: Part One – August 10th at 9:30 AM

In the first class we will define Maturity even as we explore and discuss Biblical examples of both maturity and immaturity.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Class: Part Two – August 17th at 9:30 AM

In the second class we will discuss principles to attain Healthy Emotional and Psychological Maturity.

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These classes will be facilitated by Elder Pierre Arty. Dr. Pierre Richard Arty is a medical doctor who is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He serves as an Elder at Abounding Grace Ministries on New York’s Lower East Side. Dr. Arty was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife.



“This short book addresses a question that seems more and more widespread. How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m spiritual but not religious”? Churches are morphing into new forms–emergent churches, shopping mall churches, megachurches–yet surveys show that an increasing number of believers are opting out altogether. Is involvement with a local church really that important? I describe my own checkered history with the church (I sometimes joke that I’m “in recovery” from my childhood church), toy with some images of the ideal church, and ponder why the New Testament seems to place so much value on such a motley assembly.” (Zondervan, 1998)

You can purchase the book and/or e-book at Amazon here.

To sign up for group discussion on September 14th, at 2 PM please Click Here.


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