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April 2020

Writing on the Journey: finding our path in times of significant change

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
On line program

As we live in this pandemic time of deep and difficult change, this session invites participants into a spiritual practice of writing to reflect on our grief as well as our invitations into heightened awareness and new possibilities. Sponsored by Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality, this program will be offered online. To register and receive information to participate, contact Sacred Ground.  

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Crossing and Blessing Our Thresholds: a 4-part series

April 25 - June 6
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$100

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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May 2020

Writing on the Threshold

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free but rsvp requested.

A threshold, whether physical or emotional, personal or shared, is a place of great vitality and exchange, where new greets old, where outside meets inside, where stranger crosses over to become friend.  This session invites you to explore the thresholds in your own life as places of heightened awareness and possibility. To receive information about participating, an online RSVP is required. (Note: this one time writing session is related but distinct from the annual Thresholds series at Unity Church-Unitarian, which is currently filled.)

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June 2020

A Circle of Light: blessing on the threshold

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A blessing, according to John O’Donohue, “is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen." Blessings can be welcome at any time, but they are especially important and powerful when we are living through significant change, helping to steady us when the ground beneath our feet is shifting. This online worship service, led by Karen Hering, will explore the power of blessing in the midst of great change. The congregation will offer its blessing of…

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The Power of Blessing in a Time of Unrest

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online program, Offered via Zoom. Directions sent by email to registrants.
All times listed are CST. Program originating from, MN United States
free but pre-registration is required.

A blessing, according to John O’Donohue, “is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen. . . . A blessing awakens future wholeness.” In this time of necessary uprising against centuries-old oppression, we will gather online to write and reflect on the power of blessing to strengthen and protect our work for change and to awaken healing and wholeness. Pre-registration via this link is required to receive an invitation to join the webcast.

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July 2020

The Journey of a Thousand Feet

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online program, Offered via Zoom. Directions sent by email to registrants.
All times listed are CST. Program originating from, MN United States
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Free but preregistration required.

In these times, demanding collective awareness and collective action, how are we to understand the Hero's Journey? How do we find our place in the journeys toward health, wholeness and justice? What does the journey toward collective heroism ask of us and give us as we find our way to a new home together? All are welcome to join this online guided writing session led by Karen Hering. Pre-registration via this link is required to receive an invitation to join the…

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We Make the Path by Writing: a writers’ retreat in a time of unknowns

July 24 - July 29
Christine Center, W8303 MANN ROAD
Willard, WI 54493 United States
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The craft of writing, at its best, always invites the writer to step into the unknown and participate in creatively shaping a story that unfolds as we write, one page at a time. In our current pandemic time of so many unknowns, this writing retreat invites you to engage your own writing as a way-finding practice – a steadying activity for finding meaning and direction in the midst of change and chaos. Whether you’re embarking on a new project or…

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