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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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September 2020

Hospitality: in a time of physical distancing

September 23 @ 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 RSVP required.

Hospitality, Henri Nouwen said, creates emptiness that is friendly, “a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy.” In this time of required physical distancing and in our polarized landscape often fenced off by unbending opinions, how can the practice of hospitality create free and open space where we might meet one another and become friends? This online Open Page session invites your reflection on what hospitality means in a pandemic time. Free,…

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October 2020

Moving at the Speed of Trust

October 14 @ 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 RSVP required

What does it mean to move -- or live -- at the speed of trust? It is even possible when mistrust has been sown so widely across the ground beneath our feet? Can a spiritual practice of writing help us find and foster trust - in ourselves and others? This online writing session will explore the challenges and importance of building trust in our lives and in the world. Registration online here.

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November 2020

The Inner Harmony of Grace

November 18 @ 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 prereigstration required

Anne Morrow Lindbergh wisely said grace is an “inner harmony … which can be translated to an outer harmony.” And yet it can be hard to define. As Augustine once confessed, “I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know.” For many us today as well, grace can seem as evasive as it is ever present. RSVP through the registration link to receive a link to join the program.

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