The Franciscan Spirituality Center is a sacred place of simplicity and hospitality for those seeking spiritual renewal, healing and deeper self-awareness. We welcome people of all faiths to come to learn and experience Franciscan spirituality by discovering God in all creation. We offer individual and group spiritual direction, program and retreat offerings, meeting room space for organizations interested in overnight or daylong conferences or retreats, and compassionate listening. Come, reflect in peace or visit with others. Everyone is welcome. Peace and all good!

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    At The Center Newsletter - September/October 2015

    The fall issue of our newsletter is bursting with new offerings, including yoga classes, Introduction to the Enneagram, In the Footsteps of Francis, Prayerful Decision-Making Practices, nature journaling, art workshops, drum making and much more!

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    Imago Dei Women's Group

    This free monthly gathering offers nonjudgmental and compassionate listening, support and healing for female survivors of sexual abuse and assault. First session starts Wednesday, September 16. No registration necessary.

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    Spirituality For Your Whole Life

    Journey with us during this one-year program designed for personal growth, renewal and transformation. Four weekend retreats include presentations, prayer and spiritual enrichment opportunities. Now in its 19th year!

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    Divorce Recovery

    This monthly group offers friendship and healing for the wounds of separation and divorce. Whether you are just starting this journey of singleness or have been on it for some time, you are welcome. Please feel free to come to any or all sessions. The first meeting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 17.

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    Introduction to the Enneagram

    Explore your unique personality type and how it influences your relationships, work and spirituality during this September 25-26 program.

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    Fall yoga classes

    Yoga classes resume at the FSC this September: Vinyasa Yoga on Monday evenings, Hatha Yoga on Wednesday evenings and Golden Yoga (modified poses with use of a chair) on Tuesday afternoons.

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    Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction

    Treat yourself to a day of peace, renewal and reflection as we explore practices for mindful stress reduction and relaxation on Saturday, August 22. Please register by August 8.

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    Transitions: Challenges and Opportunities

    We know change is constant, but it can be scary. It also can be a new beginning. Join Carl Koch and Joyce Heil as they explore the challenges and opportunities of life's transitions August 28-30. Please register by July 28.

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    Perfectly Imperfect: Rewriting Our Stories with Compassion

    So many of us struggle with this idea of not feeling good enough, but by embracing our imperfections, we free ourselves from fears and self-doubt. Tom Roberts leads this contemplative and creative retreat September 25-27. Rewrite your story to more accurately reflect your true self.

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    Celebrating 30 Years

    For the past three decades, we've been dedicated to helping people from all walks of life and faith backgrounds in their search for God, meaning and wholeness. Won't you join us in making the next 30 years just as exciting?

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    Sacred Places in Word and Art

    NEW AT THE FSC: This creative group meets the second Saturday of each month to explore the sacred in nature through writing and art. Feel welcome to attend sessions as your schedule permits; each time we'll add to a seasonal nature journal. First session starts September 12.

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    Art as Prayer

    NEW TO THE FSC: This new group meets the third Monday of the month to explore the connection between artistic expression and your spirit using watercolors. No artistic experience is necessary, just the desire to play and practice listening to your heart. First session starts September 21.

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    Sip & Paint: St. Francis of Assisi

    We've teamed up with local studio All Glazed Up! again for this instructor-led, canvas painting event October 8. No experience is necessary, and all painting supplies, wine and refreshments are included. Bring a friend!

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    Drum Making and Ceremony

    Drum maker and storyteller Wayne Manthey returns to the FSC October 9-10 for this extraordinary retreat! No special skills needed to learn how to make your own drum using deer hides, wood and other natural elements. Limited to 15 participants.

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Depressed Anonymous
August 3, 2015 5:30 pm
Depressed Anonymous is a 12-step group where people dealing with depression can generate positive... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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Centering Prayer
August 4, 2015 5:30 pm
Centering Prayer is a Christian prayer of silence in which we consent to the presence and action of... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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