Winter Classes 2017 – 2018

Radical Forgiveness – begins Tuesday December 19, 2017

This ten-week course teaches you practical tools to use in creating a life of freedom by releasing the past and embracing the present moment in an atmosphere of forgiveness and love.

Radical Forgiveness allows us to shift our perception from thought patterns that no longer serve us to willingness and letting go of resentments and hurts.

We use practical tools, meditation, music, experiential activities and group interactions to make this a deeply healing and completely enjoyable experience. We will also have a Satori workshop as part of this class.

  • Dates and Time: Tuesdays, December 19, 2017 – February 6, 2017
  • Facilitator: Rev. Margaret Palagye
  • Place: Starting Point, 215 Highland Ave, Westmont, NJ 08108
  • Cost: $190. (Audit: $100.) Payment programs available.

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Fall 2017 Classes – beginning September 2017

Practitioner Studies – begins Tuesday September 19, 2017

Foundations of Science of Mind – begins Tuesday September 19, 2017

Ministry Seminary Class 2 – begins Thursday September 21, 2017


Professional Practitioner Training

Practitioner Training Year One

This 30-week course guides the student on a deep journey into self-discovery and a clear understanding of our teaching, consciously using spiritual principles. Students are guided in uncovering limited beliefs and using spiritual tools to transform their lives. There will be reading, classroom exercises, reflective writing, affirmative prayer, meditation and highly interactive group discussions to help the students develop a deep and clear awareness of what it means to live a spiritual life. A minimum of five completed classes and an interview with the minister are required prior to enrolling.

The first year is offered in three ten-week sessions, the first session begins September 2017.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 19th-December 5th, 2017

Time: 7:00-9:30pm

Cost: $250. $15. For printed materials, Books paid for separately

Where: 925 Larkspur Pl. S. Mount Laurel 08054

The next two 10-week sessions will be announced. The first year of studies will be completed in 2018.


Foundations of Science of Mind

Learn how to use the power of spiritual practice and principles to see beyond conditions and transform your life.

The intention for this 10 week class of deep spirituality is to integrate your heart with your mind and develop a clear understanding of how to use core concepts and spiritual practices in your daily life. We have a beautiful, clear curriculum to guide us, deep meditations; experiential exercises’ that will lead us into creating fulfilling lives that are filled with peace and clarity. This class includes a powerful 6 hour Saturday workshop!

Dates and Time: Tuesdays Sept. 19 – Dec. 5, 2017, 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Workshop: TBD, 11 AM – 4 PM

Facilitators: Rita Biancosino, RScP and Rev. Denny Flynn, RScP

Tuition:  $240. Plus $15. For materials (Payment plans available)

$130. Audit fee (if you have previously taken Foundations class)

Book: Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

Location: The Starting Point, 215 Highland Ave. Westmont, NJ 08108


Ministry Class 2 – High Consciousness

This course is mysticism in action. It is based on the teachings of Saint Teresa of Avila, brought to us in the exercises found in Entering the Castle. It is deep spiritual work that invites the student to shed the old and step into true freedom as a contemporary mystic living in today’s world. It could easily be a prerequisite for Practitioner Studies.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Science of Mind

When: Thursdays, Sep. 21 – Dec. 14, 2017, 7 – 9:30 PM

Where: 925 Larkspur Pl. S., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Cost: $190 plus $15 for workbook

Book: Entering the Castle, Carolyn Myss

Facilitator: Rev. Margaret Palagye

Summer 2017 Classes

The Mastery of Love

Limited number of seats still available!

In this class inspired by Don Miguel Ruiz’s work, the Mastery of Love, we will apply the Toltec wisdom teachings of Awareness, Transformation and Love to “restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships”.

“Using teachings from the three Toltec Masteries (Awareness, Transformation, and Love) as a foundation, Don Miguel brings to light the fallacies and misplaced expectations about love that permeate most relationships. He gracefully shares his wisdom through delightful and engaging stories that clarify each point and bring his message to life.”

Facilitator: Rev. Margaret Palagye

Dates: Tuesdays, July 25th – August 29th, 7:00-9:00pm

6 week class

Cost:   $120 plus book and materials

Books: Mastery of Love & Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz

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Spring 2017 Classes

          Prosperity Plus

Ministry SchoolBegins April 2017

   Call to Ministry

Winter 2017 Classes

          Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace – St. Francis Class

          Change Your Thinking, Rule Your Life

Core Classes

Foundations of Science of Mind

Spiritual Practices

Self-Mastery Class

Roots of Science of Mind

Practitioner Class

Enrichment Classes

High Consciousness

The I of the Storm

Abundance & the Dynamic Law of Attraction

The Four Agreements

Prosperity Plus

Radical Forgiveness

The Untethered Soul

Why God Has A Future

Courting Love

The Game of Life and How to Play It

Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace – St, Francis Class

Change Your Thinking, Rule Your Life

      The Mastery of Love






Joyful Gathering Spiritual Center is an Affiliate Center of the Emerson Theological Institute, with headquarters in Oakhurst, California. Emerson Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission International for Schools, Colleges and Theological Seminaries, which has its executive offices in Beebe, Arkansas, and currently accredits 212 schools in six countries, including the United States.
This is a church-related accreditation. Students taking Emerson Institute classes must not assume that credits taken through it will be accepted by private schools, colleges, universities, businesses or governmental agencies. Prior to taking classes, students are advised to check with their school districts, businesses and other institutions to determine if Emerson Institute credits will be accepted. Emerson Institute is recognized by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education as being a church school teaching a specific belief system and is, therefore, permitted under the laws of California to offer degrees in religious studies and divinity.

 Class Location

Unless otherwise stated, all classes are held at 215 Highland Ave, Westmont, NJ 08108