May 13, 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
"Make me an instrument of your peace."
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
Pastoral Care Future: E.O. Conference Personnel Committee Report to Annual Conference:
2019 EO Annual Conference Pre-Conference Workbook pp. 27-29
Annual Conference Spiritual Formation Gathering
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Upper Room of Lakeside Pavilion
Snack Lunch Provided
Disciplined Order of Christ Retreat
The North Central DOC Spring Retreat, “Let Us Arise from Sleep: The Rule of St. Benedict for Everyday Folk,” is May 14-16, 2019 at Spiritual Center of Maria Stein, Maria Stein, OH. The retreat will be led by Rev. David E. MacDonald.
In DOC founder Albert Edward Day’s seminal book, Discipline and Discovery, he provides practical, daily suggestions for developing the scriptural disciplines of:
Aware that all persons fall short of their ideals, the DOC further recommends the following disciplines which its members seek to practice:
From Disconnection to Connection
by Richard Rohr
I’m convinced that beneath the ugly manifestations of our present evils—political corruption, ecological devastation, warring against one another, hating each other based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or nationality—the greatest disease facing humanity right now is our profound and painful sense of disconnection. We feel disconnected from God, certainly, but also from ourselves (especially our bodies), from each other, and from our world. Our sense of this fourfold isolation is plunging our species into increasingly destructive behavior and much mental illness.
Serious seekers invariably wonder how things can be both deeply connected and yet clearly distinct. In the paradigm of Trinity, we have three autonomous “Persons,” as we call them, who are nevertheless in perfect communion, given and surrendered to each other with an Infinite Love. With the endless diversity in creation, it is clear that God is not at all committed to uniformity but instead desires unity—which is the great work of the Spirit—or diversity overcome by love. Uniformity is mere conformity and obedience to law and custom; whereas spiritual unity is that very diversity embraced and protected by an infinitely generous love. This is the problem that our politics and most superficial religion are still unable to resolve.
Our sense of disconnection is only an illusion. Nothing can stop the flow of divine love; we cannot undo the eternal pattern even by our worst sin. God is always winning, and God’s love will finally win in the end. Nothing humans can do can stop the relentless outpouring force that is the divine dance. Love does not lose, nor does God lose. That’s what it means to be God!
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
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
by Jason Fung
Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.
In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.
How to Intermittent Fast
by Nick Zyrowski
How To Intermittent Fast | Complete Guide! is a fully detailed video as to how you can improve your health by using intermittent fasting. How to intermittent fast 16:8 can be an absolute game changer in your overall health. many people have used intermittent fasting as a way of increasing their health, losing weight, balancing hormones and so much more. I have used these methods for over 10 years in my life and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that they work extraordinarily well. This intermittent fasting guide is a key strategy that we have in our arsenal of health strategies to maintain excellent health. My how to do intermittent fasting guide teaches topics like should women Intermittent fast, best times to do intermittent fasting, who should not intermittent fast, benefits of intermittent fasting, when to intermittent fast and a whole lot more. I break through all the bad information and give you the straight science based fasting information designed to help you improve your health naturally. This intermittent fasting complete guide video is the the number one fasting educational video on the internet. Dr. Zyrowski has done profound research in this area to bring you the top information that will transform your life as you know it. Whether its fasting for weight loss you're looking for or just looking for ways to increase your health. This video delivers to you the information that you need to skyrocket your health naturally. This is the complete intermittent fasting for beginners knowledge guide on the topic of intermittent fasting.
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