The Franciscan Spirituality Center is a sacred place of peace and hospitality for those seeking spiritual renewal, personal and professional growth, healing, transformation and deeper self-awareness. We are dedicated to supporting anyone in their search for God, meaning and wholeness. We invite you to explore our many offerings: individual and group compassionate listening, daylong programs, guided and preached retreats, mind-body-spirit classes, opportunities for creative expression, meeting room space for organizations, hermitage stays and an innovative training program for spiritual directors. No visit is complete without a stop in our fabulous Sophia Bookstore or well-stocked lending library. Staff is also available for off-site workshops, presentations and programs. Come as you are. Everyone is welcome. Peace and all good!

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    The Enneagram in Spiritual Direction

    Join us November 17-18 for this special opportunity designed to help spiritual directors understand the gifts and challenges of the nine core personality styles of the Enneagram.

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    Dear Life, Get Real!

    Bernice Olson-Pollack and her son, Harrison, lead this new four-week series starting Thursday, October 19, designed to help you develop and maintain positive lifestyle changes.

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    Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction

    Feeling busy, overwhelmed, distracted? Greg Lovell can show you tools to help get your emotions off "autopilot" and be more mindful. The next session is November 21.

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    Art as Prayer

    Connect with your heart and play with new techniques during our monthly open watercolor studio with Mary Thompson. The next session is November 20.

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    Icon Writing: St. Simeon

    Just added for 2017: Learn to paint this stunning icon of St. Simeon holding the Christ Child during our December 3-9 retreat with master iconographer Phil Zimmerman. No experience needed!

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    Surviving (and Even Thriving Through) the Holidays

    Join us December 2 as nonviolent communication expert Wade Britzius shares tips and strategies for being compassionate with ourselves and others during the hectic holiday season - and beyond!

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    Women's Christmas

    Our third annual Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women will be Thursday, January 4. Leave your responsibilities behind to enjoy a simple meal, gifts and the company of other fabulous women like yourself. Spots fill quickly, so register today!

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    Deepening Engagement: Essential Habits for Listening

    NEXT UP IN OUR LISTENING SERIES: Diane Millis explores approaches for listening to ourselves and others through time in solitude, conversation and community, February 2-3.

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    My Neighbor is Muslim

    FOUR-WEEK SERIES: Vince Hatt facilitates Thursday evening discussions (October 19 and 26, November 2 and 9) designed to help Christians understand Muslims, and Muslims understand Christians.

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    Sip and Paint: The Nativity

    The wonderfully talented Emily Alvarez of Creative Canvas and Board returns to the FSC on November 30 to lead a new canvas painting event centered on the Nativity. No artistic experience needed! Bring a friend or make new ones. Either way, you'll have fun and create something memorable.

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    SoulCollage Retreat: Image, Intuition, Imagination!

    Access your intuition by creating an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life's questions and transitions, led by Deb Richards, October 27-28.

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    At the Center newsletter - November/December 2017

    IN THIS ISSUE: Find our fiscal year-end Community Report and thank you to our donors, as well as information about our new retreats and Advent offerings.

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Session 2 Thursday Golden Yoga - 1-hour class
October 19, 2017 11:15 am
Golden yoga provides a safe approach to improved strength, balance and flexibility. Traditional... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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Session 2 Thursday Golden Yoga - 45-minute class
October 19, 2017 11:15 am
Golden yoga provides a safe approach to improved strength, balance and flexibility. Traditional... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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