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February 2018

My Story, Your Story, Our Story

February 18, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales, www.RLMArtStudio.com, used by permission. What is your unique origin story? How is it nested with others’ in the larger history we share? And how do these stories deepen our understandings of identity, racism and belonging? This facilitated small group program will meet monthly, February – May (alternating Saturday and Sunday afternoons), inviting each participant to reflect on their own family’s story of origin and bringing those stories into conversation with the larger national history that weaves…

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April 2018

Witness & Wonder: the writer’s work

April 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN United States
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$49 – $70

The writer's role has always been as witness—to the world as it is and the way it might be. This class at the Loft Literary Center uses guided writing exercises to sharpen our writer's eye, enliven our words, and end writer's block while experiencing writing as a spiritual practice and a tool for social action. We'll consider the responsibility and the challenges writers face as honest witnesses to our own times—to the world's beauty and its brokenness, to its possibilities…

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January 2019

Crossing and Blessing Our Thresholds: a 4-part series

January 19 - March 9
Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, 55104
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Every year brings changes, but sometimes the changes are larger and more challenging than others. If you are crossing a significant threshold in your life – a change in relationship, work, home, roles, identity or abilities – this four-part Threshold series offers a facilitated group experience for exploring personal thresholds, chosen or unbidden. In a supportive small group led by Karen Hering, participants will reflect on a current threshold in their lives while accompanying others in crossing their thresholds. Using conversation,…

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February 2019

She/He/They/We: exploring the galaxy of gender

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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For fees and registration, contact Wisdom Ways.

How does gender shape who you are, how you perceive others, and how the world understands you — or doesn’t? As society wakes up to the exquisite variety of gender identity, you are invited to explore what that means. Transgender people are experiencing unprecedented momentum as well as dangerous backlash in their fight for safety, visibility, and acceptance, and it is more important than ever to show up as an informed and active ally to people of all genders. In…

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May 2019

More Together than Alone: exploring, experiencing and expanding community

May 2 - May 16
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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For fees and registration, contact Wisdom Ways.

A three-part series on Thursday evenings, May 2, 9 and 16. We know how important community is in bringing our whole selves to flower. And still it can be hard to find or create communities that will welcome us just as we are. This three-part series of guided writing, conversation, embodied practices and other creative activities, invites you to discover a deeper understanding of community and what is needed to build it and find belonging in it. Informed by readings…

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October 2019

When Memory and Imagination Meet

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St
Egg Harbor, WI 54209 United States
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Whether we write for our own eyes only or for publication and many readers, writing invites us to unwrap the gifts of both memory and imagination, seeing not only what has been and what is now, but also the extraordinary possibilities of what might still come to pass with our creative engagement. In this guided writing program, sponsored by Write On, Door County, author Karen Hering offers writing prompts and activities to explore the creative energy available wherever memory and…

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November 2019

Remembered Stories: connecting with loved ones who have gone before us

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UU Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Water Street
Ephraim, WI United States
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Late October and early November, in many cultures, is traditionally considered a time when the veil between the living and the dead is especially thin. In our own way today, we honor these traditions and the healing they make possible whenever we take time to remember loved ones who have gone before us, recalling how they have touched our lives and live on in our hearts. Bring an object that reminds you of a loved one who has died, recently…

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