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Program Calendar

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Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment
Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness
Spirituality of Aging
Spirituality of the Environment
Creative Expression

Apr 2020

April
2

AWAKENING SPRING YOGA SERIES

Open to your own spring awakening with this Yoga series. We'll detoxify and release stale winter energy with mindful warming posture sequences and reviving ourselves with refreshing breathwork. Gift yourself this spring with the joy of movement and reawakening your spirit.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

April
3

ILLUMINATED LETTERING: MORE CELTIC KNOTWORK

Join us in a hands-on exploration into the mysteries of Celtic Knotwork and Illuminated Celtic Letters, step by step. These beautiful forms are less complex than the ancient manuscripts of Kells, Lindisfarne and others might lead you to believe and can be another way to connect to Spirit through drawing.

Creative Expression

April
3

PRAYING WITH HEARTS AND HANDS – PRAYER SHAWL RETREAT

Come for a weekend with fellow knitters as we joyfully share in the care of God’s people by using the gifts of our hands to knit or crochet sacred prayer shawls. Whether you will be making your first shawl or if you are a seasoned disciple, you will experience helpful assistance and wonderful fellowship in a beautiful, prayerful setting.

Spiritual Enrichment
Creative Expression

April
6

LIVING AFTER LOSS

This six week grief support group offers education and information about the grief process, discussion and exploration of practical strategies for coping, and the opportunity to receive support and understanding from others.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight

April
7

HEALTH RHYTHMS: GROUP DRUMMING

Group drumming is an uplifting and inspirational means of expressing and getting in touch with our inner spirit. Drum circles remind us of our greatest synergistic potential, and they are FUN! No prior music training or drumming experience is required.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

April
9

EASTER TRIDUUM

Join us as we take a contemplative and cosmic look at the Paschal Mystery based on Jesus as Wisdom Teacher. This retreat will include presentations, Holy Week liturgies and rituals, group dialog, and ample time for personal reflection.

Christian / Catholic

April
15

THE PRESENCE PROCESS - THE UNFOLDING OF PRESENT MOMENT AWARENESS AND EMOTIONAL INTEGRATION: A BOOK STUDY

Why is it so difficult to respond consciously when we are upset? Why do we instead resort to hurtful, repetitive, unconscious, reactive behaviors?

If you’d like the answers to these questions and are ready to begin a journey to conscious emotional response, join us this Spring for the first of a two-part facilitated series in which we explore the background of The Presence Process and overview the 10-week Presence Process Experience. This will prepare you to self-facilitate through the process over the summer and/or join us in the Fall for a shared group experience of that process.


April
16

AWAKENING SPRING YOGA SERIES

Open to your own spring awakening with this Yoga series. We'll detoxify and release stale winter energy with mindful warming posture sequences and reviving ourselves with refreshing breathwork. Gift yourself this spring with the joy of movement and reawakening your spirit.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

April
17

LIVING IN RECOVERY: 12 STEP RETREAT WEEKEND

Women and men, in any 12-Step program, are welcome to join us as we journey in this recovery retreat through prayer, music, presentations, and sharing. We will reflect on recovery themes and their practical application in our lives.

Spiritual Enrichment

April
18

ACTIVE HOPE - THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF FACING CLIMATE CHANGE: AN INTERGENERATIONAL EXPLORATION

The momentous environmental changes and social disruptions that are occurring offer a profound opportunity for spiritual growth as we do the work needed to meet them. This crisis situation can be experienced in very different ways by younger and older folks.

Spirituality of the Environment

April
19

SACRED SPACES

Sacred space begins within. Cultivating the space to sense, feel and know sacredness starts with a simple shift that carries us from doing to being. In this reflective and interactive day long program, we will practice making the shift into holy presence.

Spiritual Enrichment

April
22

THE PRESENCE PROCESS - THE UNFOLDING OF PRESENT MOMENT AWARENESS AND EMOTIONAL INTEGRATION: A BOOK STUDY

Why is it so difficult to respond consciously when we are upset? Why do we instead resort to hurtful, repetitive, unconscious, reactive behaviors?

If you’d like the answers to these questions and are ready to begin a journey to conscious emotional response, join us this Spring for the first of a two-part facilitated series in which we explore the background of The Presence Process and overview the 10-week Presence Process Experience. This will prepare you to self-facilitate through the process over the summer and/or join us in the Fall for a shared group experience of that process.


April
23

AWAKENING SPRING YOGA SERIES

Open to your own spring awakening with this Yoga series. We'll detoxify and release stale winter energy with mindful warming posture sequences and reviving ourselves with refreshing breathwork. Gift yourself this spring with the joy of movement and reawakening your spirit.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

April
24

USING LECTIO DIVINA TO APPRECIATE GOD'S WORKING THROUGH OUR AGING

The lectio divina is a form of prayer intended to deepen our sense of God’s presence and action in our lives and in the world through the reading of sacred writings, especially the Scriptures. The lectio divina leads us to this deeper awareness in four steps: (1) lectio (read), (2) mediatio (meditate), (3) oratio (prayer), and (4) contemplatio (contemplation).

Christian / Catholic
Spirituality of Aging

April
29

THE PRESENCE PROCESS - THE UNFOLDING OF PRESENT MOMENT AWARENESS AND EMOTIONAL INTEGRATION: A BOOK STUDY

Why is it so difficult to respond consciously when we are upset? Why do we instead resort to hurtful, repetitive, unconscious, reactive behaviors?

If you’d like the answers to these questions and are ready to begin a journey to conscious emotional response, join us this Spring for the first of a two-part facilitated series in which we explore the background of The Presence Process and overview the 10-week Presence Process Experience. This will prepare you to self-facilitate through the process over the summer and/or join us in the Fall for a shared group experience of that process.


April
30

SPRINGTIME PETITE RETREAT

For those yearning to get away, but can’t devote an entire week, we invite you to discover the liberating experience of time away with God. There will be brief times of optional prayer, an opportunity for optional spiritual direction, and extended periods of silence, rest and allowing the resplendent, spring grounds of Genesis to nurture you.

Spiritual Enrichment

April
30

AWAKENING SPRING YOGA SERIES

Open to your own spring awakening with this Yoga series. We'll detoxify and release stale winter energy with mindful warming posture sequences and reviving ourselves with refreshing breathwork. Gift yourself this spring with the joy of movement and reawakening your spirit.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

From its beginning the earth is a spiritual as well as a physical reality.
-Thomas Berry