CONNECTION, COMMUNITY, COMPASSIONATE LISTENING: 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. People of all faith backgrounds and traditions are welcome!

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    At the Center newsletter - September/October 2018

    IN THIS ISSUE: New grief and divorce support groups, yoga and tai chi classes, Rising Strong small-group program, Art as Prayer, Canticle and the Stones: A Kinstone Experience, Sacred Drum Making, Introduction to the Enneagram, Brush Meditation, Wisdom Houses and more!

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    Giving Thanks: Creating a Family Blessing Board

    NOVEMBER 1: Treat your family to an evening of creativity and community as we make chalkboard panels for writing down our daily blessings.

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    Healing Through Creative Grieving

    NOVEMBER 17: Creating Art to Inspire, Honor and Remember a Loved One. No artistic experience is necessary to spend this day of remembrance exploring your loss and pain with two chaplains, who will guide you in creating a beautiful mosaic that honors your loved one.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    OCTOBER 18: Practice meditation as a coping skill for anxiety and depression during this new group, open to men and women, and facilitated by Laura Mausolf.

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    Word and Community: A Writers Retreat

    NOVEMBER 16-18: Whether you need to make progress on a project or are looking to start putting words on the page, you are invited to this weekend retreat to write in a supportive and creative community, away from daily distractions. Led by Sister Julia Walsh.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    NOVEMBER 13: Tom Roberts leads this sound meditation for deep relaxation and healing. Open to all; freewill donations appreciated.

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    I Have Called You By Name

    DECEMBER 1: Certified spiritual director Angela Scaperlanda Bujan leads this morning to explore inner growth, self-awareness and the invitation to grow closer to God.

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    Pre-Election Listening Session

    OCTOBER 21: As we approach the November midterm elections, tensions are escalating. Join us for a free listening session to express your feelings and strive to understand others' viewpoints.

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    Jesus@Work: Leading With Your Heart and Head

    OCTOBER 26: Anyone who is part of a mission-driven organization is invited to this special half-day conference with keynote speaker John McHugh!

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    Claiming Your Power, Releasing the Grip of Trauma and Fear

    OCTOBER 16: Dr. Joan Filla will share her story of recovery from childhood sexual abuse and offer encouragement for your journey and whatever obstacles and shackles hold you.

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    OCTOBER 23: Wouldn't you love to have a day to just BE? No cellphones, no appointments, no noise ... solitude offers us a place to listen to and rest in God. Join us for a mini-retreat to unplug.

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    At the Center newsletter - November/December 2018

    ANNUAL COMMUNITY REPORT IN THIS ISSUE! Plus, Word and Community Writers Retreat, Advent Singing Bowls, Creating a Family Blessing Board, My Neighbor, Myself (based on Parker J. Palmer's work), Healing Through Creative Grieving, Advent Weekend of Solitude and more!

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    Art as Prayer

    NOVEMBER 19: Mary Thompson leads this open watercolor studio. All are welcome to come play with color and listen to your heart as you paint.

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    My Neighbor, Myself: Renewal and Reflection

    NOVEMBER 9-10: Courage & Renewal facilitator Mary Peters leads this new retreat based on the Circle of Trust approach developed by Parker Palmer.

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    Dream Group

    This group meets the second Thursday of the month and is open to anyone who wants to share and discuss their dreams with others who can offer insights. Free to attend.

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    A Brush With Silence: Bringing Brush Meditation Alive

    OCTOBER 17: This new monthly group led by Tom Roberts is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual journey through the use of brushes, ink and paper.

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This year's Spiritual Direction Preparation Program is filled. We will begin accepting applications for the next group in January 2020.

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