While the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, at Genesis we are preparing for a New Beginning! 

Summer is here, and Genesis staff-members are hard at work ready to welcome you back on-site even as we are continuing on-line programming. Please CLICK HERE to read our COVID-19 statement. 

Click here to visit the list of our current program offerings. Please note many of our program offerings are different than our printed and mailed brochure for Spring and Summer 2020 due to COVID-19.

53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627

Upcoming 14 days - Aug 9 2020

July
14

**ZOOM** SUPPORT GROUP FOR GRIEF & LOSS FROM ADDICTION

Have you experienced the loss of a loved-one from addiction? Grief and Loss Support Groups to begin on July 14, 2020, via teleconference on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly for several months (end date to be determined).


July
25

SELF-COMPASSION: A FAITHFUL PRACTICE

Sorry, this series has been canceled.


August
1

**ZOOM**HEART-CENTERED MEDITATION EVERY DAY AT 7AM AND 7PM

MONDAY THRU SUNDAY, two sessions daily. Offered 7 days per week, twice daily with exception of Saturday, once daily at 7am. The first half hour includes a prayerful centering and inspirational reading and is followed by 20 minutes of silence.


August
13

**ON-SITE**MYSTICS, REBELS, AND PROPHETS: WOMEN WHO WENT BEFORE US AND WALK WITH US TODAY

During this weekend, we will explore the lives of some valiant women: Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Brigid of Kildare, the Beguines of the Middle Ages, and also a few contemporary rebels and prophets who give witness to the perennial presence and love of God in our struggling world.


August
13


August
15

ENTERING THE HEART OF CHRIST: CHRISTIANITY AS PARTICIPATORY MYSTERY

This day of contemplative retreat, prayer, and teaching is an opportunity to journey more deeply together into our union with God and one another.


August
15

**ZOOM** PRAYING WITH POETRY IN THE PANDEMIC

During this time, many people feel the need to pray differently and are looking for new ways to do this. It has been said that poetry and prayer are bound like twins. Reading poetry can be a doorway into deeper prayer, a prayer that leaves room for the divine to surprise us.


August
20


August
21

A FIVE-DAY JOURNEY THROUGH HEALING

SORRY! THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED


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Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
- Meister Eckhart