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June 2017

He/She/They/We

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
First Universalist Church, Minneapolis, 3400 Dupont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States
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With the unfolding conversations and awareness around gender identity and diversity, how do we understand what it means to be “us” in ways that welcome and open the fullness of all our gender identities and possibilities? This worship service (at 10 a.m.) on the theme of gender will be co-led by Karen Hering and Catherine Charles Hammond. Following the service, Catherine Charles will lead a free workshop on gender identity, "Gender 101: Fostering Justice, Equity, and Compassion for All Genders."…

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July 2017

All Anew: Women of the ELCA Tenth Triennial Gathering

July 13 - July 16
Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN United States + Google Map

The Tenth Triennial Gathering of the Women of the ELCA will include a workshop on the spiritual practice of writing presented by Karen Hering. Visit the Triennial Gathering's website for more details.

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August 2017

Courageous Living in Troubled Times

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - August 22 @ 3:30 pm
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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$295

In these challenging times, we are often called upon to speak up, show up and live our values more boldly. But it can be difficult to muster the courage to do this. The Chinese character for courage represents a person with arms spread wide open, a brave one who endures hardship not by hiding behind armor but by opening up and harmonizing with their surroundings. What might we learn from the ancient teachings and practices that inspire this understanding, helping…

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September 2017

Prayer: a posture of listening

September 3 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Shepherd of the Hill Chuch, Chaska, MN, 145 Engler Blvd
Chaska,, MN 55318 United States
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free but RSVP requested.

We'll consider the many prayerful possibilities in our daily lives while experiencing a spiritual practice of writing for writers and nonwriters alike. Following this introduction to writing as a spiritual practice, Karen will be preaching at 10:30. Her sermon title is "Hallowed Be Thy Name." 

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Who You Are Called to Be

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free but RSVP requested.

We’ve often heard Frederick Buechner’s definition of vocation as that place “where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” This writing session explores that meeting point and looks for the thread of vocation woven through the fabric of each of our lives. Free but RSVP by email is requested. Register here.

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October 2017

Living and Writing in Threshold Times: Writing Our Way into a New Story

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - October 8 @ 1:00 pm
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, 120 E. Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
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$180 - $230

 A threshold, whether physical or emotional, is a place of great vitality, exchange and possibility, where new greets old, where outside meets inside, where stranger crosses over to become friend. This retreat is for people living through threshold times – times in your personal life (or in the life of the globe we share) that bring significant change, chosen or unbidden. Whether you’re facing a change in relationship, work, home, roles, identity or abilities, this weekend for writers and non-writers…

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Learning to Let Go

October 18 @ 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.

“The law of every living thing is growth,” writes Susan Griffin, “through love, through willing sacrifice, or both.” This writing session asks what sacrifices are asked of us today and how might we respond? Free but RSVP by email is requested. Register here.

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