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April 29, 2019
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“Be Peace: A Retreat”
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wellington Reservation, Lorain Co. Metro Parks
Considering the conflict and lack of civility in our world and communities, our churches and families, and within ourselves, the focus of our Spiritual Enrichment Groups this year has been: “Being Peace.” Following Jesus’ practice of going into a quiet place to spend time alone with Abba, in our retreat we will seek to find our center and listen for what God is calling us to, so that we may emerge as agents of transformation in the world.
Please join us for this Pastoral Care Day-A-Part at beautiful Wellington Reservation to awaken and renew your soul in the practice peace. Through silence, prayer, singing, drumming, movement, walking in nature and fellowship we are sure to be touched by the peace that passes all understanding.
Call Lynn at (330) 456-0486 or e-mail at: email@example.com
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration deadline: Monday, May 13
Easter According to Kids
by Southland Christian Church
Annual Conference Spiritual Formation Gathering
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Upper Room of Lakeside Pavilion
Snack Lunch Provided
Woking Up with Forgiveness and Compassion
by Philip Goldberg
In this era of wokeness, we are collectively grappling with, awakening to, and coming to terms with new social realities. We are learning about subtle forms of racism and sexism and the very real pain they have caused. Concepts like “microaggression” and “structural racism” are now part of the national conversation, and sexual misconduct now encompasses far more than physical assault and blatant harassment. While some reject these developments as runaway political correctness, a growing number of us seek to fully understand the lived experience of those on the receiving end of offensive behavior. New norms are being constructed before our eyes, and we are attempting to adapt and adjust...
I worry sometimes that outrage, even when completely justified, can blind us to spiritual values such as forgiveness and compassion, and that fury can drive us to sacrifice offenders on the altar of social change rather than treat them as individuals with the capacity to learn, grow, and reform.
The Program in Pastoral Care and Counseling encourages the spiritual formation of our pastors believing a strong spiritual base is the greatest resource a church leader can possess. It helps us weather the many storms of ministry and deepens the incredible joys ministry provides. Following is a list of Spiritual Directors in our area. We encourage you to take advantage of this rich resource. This listing will appear in each edition of our bi-monthly webpage updates and new names and contact information will be provided as we learn of them and have permission to include them. If you are a director or know of a director that is not included here please let us know.
Debbie Baker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Batchler-Glader – email@example.com
Harry Finkbone - Finkbone1@gmail.com
Joyce Gordon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Hollingsworth - email@example.com
Liz Nau – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hazel Partington – email@example.com
Jennifer Olin-Hitt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Ringler - email@example.com
Sharon Seyfarth Garner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Topping - email@example.com
Laura Tradowsky -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Tucker - email@example.com
Recovering from the Easter Bunny—After a Binge
by Dr. Jerri Fullerton, ND
Food has been part of celebration, grief, and tradition for as long as human history dates back. It’s not going anywhere. So, when holidays like Easter come around, things can get a bit stressful. The endless sweet treats delivered by the Easter Bunny fill many homes with unwanted temptation; so how did it go? If your answer is ‘not well’ you’re not alone. Problematic eating behaviours are far more common than we realize, and with the size of the diet and fitness industry, that’s no surprise. So many women are fighting their own personal battles with food, with their bodies, and with their thoughts. With all of this pressure on us, it’s important to know that there’s a way out. We don’t need to feel trapped or isolated by food anymore.
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