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    • May 28, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, Dagwell Hall, 1350 Washington St, Denver, CO
    With New Eyes: Developing the Inner Observer


    Topic
    The spiritual path requires that we become conscious, that we “wake up” and see with new eyes. This waking up involves developing an Inner Observer, or Silent Witness, which helps us notice when we are getting off center and reacting rather than responding. In this workshop you will learn three of the most important things to observe about your behavior – what the Enneagram calls: the Passions, The Focus of Attention, and The Defense Mechanism. Increasing our self- observation in these areas can lead to a path of transformation.

    Presenter

    Rev. Martie McMane

    PRESENTER BIO:   Rev. Martie McMane holds advanced certification in teaching the Enneagram and has introduced over 1,000 people to Enneagram at workshops, seminars, and retreats throughout the country. In Colorado she teaches the Enneagram for the Benet Hill Spiritual Direction program and has also offered workshops through the Contemplative Beehive. As the Senior Minister of First Congregational Church, Boulder, she is most interested in how the Enneagram can help deepen our consciousness and awaken us to spiritual transformation.

    Details
    • Place: St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Denver at 1350 Washington St, Dagwell Hall. Park in the cathedral lot between Washington and Clarkson north of 14th Avenue or on the street nearby. (Clarkson is northbound, Washington is southbound.) GET MAP.
    • Time: Thursday May 28, 2015   4–6:15 p.m.         (3:30–4 p.m.networking, fellowship and refreshments)
    • Cost: $15 to $35, as you are able. Those who can give more support SDCO scholarships.
    • Information: 720-290-4771 or donnacw3@gmail.com
    • Registration: Please register online and pay using your credit or debit card.


    • June 10, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver, CO
    Spiritual Discovery: A Method for Group Discernment


    Topic
    Are you part of a community experiencing a growing interest in spiritual decision­ making?
    Are you in a group engaged in tasks calling for a spiritual dimension? This workshop introduces a method for spiritual discernment that can be used by a wide variety of groups. The method can also be used for group spiritual direction and peer group supervision.
    Based on a Prayer Model designed by Jane Vennard, the presenters’ Spiritual Discovery Method draws on both the spirit and the intellect while also encouraging significant growth and change in the communities and individuals touched by such groups.


    Presenters
    Presenters Catherine Tran and Sandy Boyd are the authors of a just-published book on the topic of today’s workshop. They are seasoned spiritual directors and have served a number of congregations for over twenty years. Their extensive experience in leading spiritual discernment groups has led to the writing of their new book. You are invited to check the book’s website (www.spiritualdiscoverymethod.com) and attend the book’s formal launch following the workshop.

    Catherine received her Master of Divinity in 1994 and MA in Theology in 1995. In 1998, she earned a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Shalem Institute. Catherine is co-pastor at Grace Church in Buena Vista, CO. She is an accomplished pianist, and enjoys gardening, sewing, furniture finishing, baking, providing hospitality, and making a comfortable home in the mountains west of Denver. She met her husband in high school and they have been married since 1979. They have two children.


    Sandy grew up in Iowa and lived in many places before settling in Colorado 25 years ago. Her varied occupations have ranged from professional librarian to Episcopal Priest to seminary/university teacher. A recent project has been her work with Catherine training congregational groups in discerning ministries and it is out of that work that their book came into being. She is pleased to be able to offer their Method in the SDCO Workshop format.

    Details
    • Place: St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Denver at 1350 Washington St, Park in the cathedral lot between Washington and Clarkson north of 14th Avenue or on the street nearby. (Clarkson is northbound, Washington is southbound.) GET MAP.
    • Time: Wednesday, June 10 2015   11:00am-1:30pm
    • Cost: $15 to $35, as you are able. Those who can give more support SDCO scholarships.
    • Information: 720-290-4771 or donnacw3@gmail.com
    • Registration: Please register online and pay using your credit or debit card.
    EVENT FLYER
    • June 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Loretto Spirituality Center 4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Littleton CO 80123 303-986-1541

    On Saturday, June 13th, we will be joined by Brad Berglund. Brad is a pastor, spiritual director, musician, author and pilgrimage leader. He will share with us about the Taize community in France, which he has visited many times, and about their distinctive style of meditative prayer. The day will also include a time to experience Taize prayer together. For musicians who are interested, we will also hold a session that explains the nuts and bolts of how to prepare Taize services for your church or community. More details to come. Email us to register lorettospirit@yahoo.com

    • June 21, 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • St. Brigit Episcopal Church is located at 110 Johnson Street in Frederick

    The Summer Solstice Service is part of St. Brigit’s A’it Caol series, now entering its fourth year.  A’it Caol (pronounced atch qweel) is Gaelic for “A Thin Place.”  These services are created to offer guests an experience of God through a unique liturgy, which combines ancient tradition with contemporary language.  They include specially designed meditation areas, reflecting the Scriptural lessons, and sacred music with an ethereal sound. In keeping with the Celtic tradition of honoring the earth as God’s creation, St. Brigit will mark the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, as a celebration of God’s gift of light.  The Solstice Service is unique among the A’it Caol services in that all the meditation areas will be outdoors on the church grounds, including one utilizing St. Brigit’s outdoor labyrinth.  St. Brigit’s youth group, the Lightsiderz, will be assisting in creating the meditation areas.  Older children are welcome at the service.  Childcare will be provided for children under age six. Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).  This  reflects the belief of ancient people that the sun revolved around the earth.  The Celts celebrated the Summer Solstice by building bonfires on hilltops.  This tradition continues in modern-day Ireland.  In Celtic Christianity the Summer Solstice came to be associated with St. John’s Day, honoring the birthday of John the Baptist, who was born six months before Jesus.  

     

    Visit www.stbrigit.org or www.facebook.com/StBrigit for more information.


    EVENT FLYER

    • August 15, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Loretto Spirituality Center 4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Littleton CO 80123
    On Saturday August 15th, we will welcome artist, iconographer and instructor Anne Emmons to our summer Paths to Prayer series. Anne will share with us reflections on prayer, icons, painting and art--including some time to paint.  More details to follow. Email us to register lorettospirit@yahoo.com


    http://www.lorettospiritualitycenter.org/

    • September 01, 2015
    • May 31, 2016
    • Center for Contemplative Living

    Contemplative Living Experience

    Beginning in September 2015, Center for Contemplative Living, 3650 Yates St., Denver

    The Contemplative Living Experience program is built on an established practice of Centering Prayer and provides the guidance and formation to move participants from having a contemplative practice to living a contemplative life. Participants meet one weekend a month for nine months (September through May) on a Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Center. Community support and spiritual enrichment help participants integrate into daily life contemplative practices such as Lectio Divina, the Welcoming Prayer, Discernment, Forgiveness, and Contemplative Service. A Centering Prayer practice and a commitment to attend all sessions are the only requirements to participate. Applications are now being accepted for the sessions beginning September.  The application deadline for the 2015-2016 program is July 1. Information: Julie Saad, 303-619-4426.



    More info and website


    • September 18, 2015
    • September 27, 2015
    • Belgium


    • January 08, 2016
    • January 10, 2016
    • Arvada Center for the Arts

    Find Your Sanctuary: Create places of Rest, Renewal and Refuge with Terry Hershey 


    Everyone has a sanctuary. If only in our mind. Even if we can’t name it, we know of its power. It is a place where you do not owe anyone and where no one owes you.  We are wired to need grounding and renewal and less hurry.  And yet, we make choices—with our time and with our days—that are detrimental to our emotional and spiritual well-being. In sanctuary, we let thislife in. Every bit. In sanctuary we can be wholehearted; whether grief or gladness or sadness or joy. We make space to see and to be seen. We make space to welcome, to offer comfort and hope.


    Terry Hershey is an author, humorist, inspirational speaker, dad, ordained minister, golf addict, and smitten by French wine. He divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing” and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more. Terry’s book, Sanctuary: Creating Places for Grace in Your Life, offers the permission to slow down and to be gentle with ourselves, in a world that demands More-Bigger-Faster. Most days, you can find Terry out in his garden–on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound—because he believes that there is something fundamentally spiritual about dirt under your fingernails.

     

    Visit terryhershey.com for his weekly email newsletter, MP3 downloads, YouTube videos and resources that help us “Do Less and Live More.”


    Stay tuned for more details and registration later in the year. 

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