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 offer retreats and programs, spiritual direction for groups and individuals, mindfulness workshops, yoga and tai chi classes, opportunities for artistic expression and an innovative three-year training program to help people become compassionate, nonjudgmental listeners. People of all faith backgrounds and traditions are welcome!

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    Jesus at Work 2.0: Digging Into the Parables

    OCTOBER 25: John McHugh and Kristy Walz return with an all-new presentation to explore how Jesus' stories can change the way we approach work. This half-day conference is ideal for anyone who works in a mission-driven organization!

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    NOVEMBER 14: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, leads this FREE monthly meditation group for anyone experiencing depression or anxiety and in need of coping skills.

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    NOVEMBER 20: Looking for a day to unplug and just BE? Spend a day of solitude at the FSC.

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    Journeying Toward Peace: A Courage & Renewal Retreat

    OCTOBER 25-26: Reflect, renew and connect with what matters most in your life during this retreat based on Parker J. Palmer's Circle of Trust program and led by Mary Peters.

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    At the Center newsletter - November/December 2019

    IN THIS ISSUE: Girls Connect, Living With Joy weekend for spiritual directors, Exploring Spiritual Archetypes Through Mask-Making, Serenity Retreat, Coping With Grief During the Holidays and much more! Plus, our annual Community Report is in this issue.

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    Girls Connect

    STARTING NOVEMBER 5: Girls ages 9-12 are invited to this new four-week series to explore relationships, school, difficulties and other topics through mindfulness practices, conversation and games.

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    Serenity Retreat: One-Step Journey Toward the Truth

    NOVEMBER 8-10: Tom DeZell leads this retreat for those who are in a 12-step fellowship and active in their recovery from alcohol or drugs.

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    Zentangle Retreat

    DECEMBER 7: Learn the basic skills of this meditative art and spiritual practice, no matter what your level of artistic ability.

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    Art as Prayer

    NOVEMBER 18: This open studio is a chance to listen to your heart and play with watercolors. No experience necessary. Instructor Mary Thompson will introduce you to new techniques and help you express your creative side.

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    FSC Book Group: Inspired

    NOVEMBER 14: Join us for lively conversation and delicious snacks as we discuss "Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again" by Rachel Held Evans.

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    Living With Joy: A Weekend Retreat for Spiritual Directors

    NOVEMBER 22-23: Shari Mason leads this weekend retreat to reflect on "The Book of Joy" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and practice self-care.

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    Claiming Your Power: Finding Yourself in the Fog of Trauma

    NOVEMBER 22-23: This weekend retreat for survivors will explore how to find your true self, meaning, purpose and power. Presenter Dr. Joan Filla will share her story of recovery from childhood sexual abuse and how she found her power when feeling powerless. The weekend will include meditation, Tibetan singing bowls and time for self-reflection and sharing.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    NOVEMBER 12: Tom Roberts leads this deeply relaxing sound meditation with Tibetan singing bowls. Free to attend, but donations are appreciated. New this year: Registration is requested.

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Save the date! Our fourth annual Art Dash will be Thursday, March 26, 2020. Click here for more information.

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