August 2016

Walk-ins are welcome at any Marywood program. Calling ahead whenever possible, however, will help us plan for you and allow us to call you in the event of a change.

August 1 – Monday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
We will work with the above combination in two ways: the first will have bold splashy washes as background with a buildup of collage design on top and the second will have a rice paper ground with a watercolor painting on top. Bring two stretched quarter sheets or a stretched half sheet and watercolor supplies. Fee: $30.00; bring a lunch. Register by Monday, July 25.

PASTELS: Making Waves
August 2 – Tuesday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Bring your photos and experiences of being on a shore and watching the waves slam against the rocks. We will capture the atmosphere and action of this with soft pastels. The painting will be dominated by large wave shapes swept by the wind so the majority of the painting will be very active. Pastel board will be provided. Bring pastel supplies. Fee: $30.00; bring a lunch. Register by Monday, July 25.

August 4 – Thursday
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
With hoops made from willow branches and raffia we will create a mandala hanging that incorporates natural elements found in the Northwoods: leather, rabbit fur, feathers, shells, bark, etc., with beads and yarns. The hoops will be provided- bring any of the above to add to the supplies already here. We will share in the collections we have as we make our mandalas. Fee: $30.00; bring a lunch. Register by Monday, July 25.

DRUMMING at Marywood
August 9 – Tuesday
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Joyce Heil
The drum is a powerful instrument for centering and healing. Many native peoples refer to the drumbeat as the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Drumming can be a means of connecting to the natural world. It can be a bridge toward a deeper relationship with all that the Creator has made. Time is spent for personal and communal healing. Bring drums and shakers if you have them. Suggested offering $10.00/session.

August 10 – Wednesday
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Marywood
Presenter: George Mueller
Back by popular request, George Mueller, a World War II survivor of incarcerations, has a story to tell that is beyond imaginings. He has written a book on his experiences titled, Lucie’s Hope. Come and meet George and hear his riveting story of how he discovered and came to terms with the shattering effect the Holocaust has had on his life. Suggested offering $10.00.

August 11 – Thursday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
In session three of this 2015 world-wide encyclical On Care For Our Common Home, we will examine the suggested lines of approach and action. Included will be the separate roles of religion and science, and, yet, how can they dialogue and work together at this time. You are welcomed even if you missed the part one or two session. (See June 16 & July 19 descriptions) Suggested offering $10.00.

August 12 to 13 – Friday-Saturday
Friday 5:30–Saturday 4:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Wayne Manthey
Drum maker Wayne Manthey has helped bring many drums to life all over the country. Participants use wood, deer hides, walnut stain and other natural elements to create a unique, personal drum. There is time for reflection and storytelling about the ancient spiritual tradition of drumming. Participants will go home with a homemade drum, drumstick, and rattle.
• Full: $120 (includes bedroom in a shared lakeside cabin, meals & program) Drum not included in this fee.
• Commuter: $90 (includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch and program). Drum not included in this fee.
• Materials:13-inch drum – $110
16-inch drum – $135 (choose one) Register by August 1 to ensure that all supplies necessary are on hand (limited to 14).

August 16 – Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
Four USA women will share via a video the experiences they had in becoming Muslim. In addition, helpful information leading to dialogue with Muslims in our personal futures will be provided. Suggested offering $10.00.

“CARE OF OUR COMMON HOME”: An evening at Kemp Natural Resources Station
August 17 – Wednesday
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Joyce Heil and Kemp Station Staff
Come to experience some of the last remnants of old-growth forest in northern Wisconsin. Let’s walk the land, hear the stories and reflect on the fragility of the resources around us. What is our responsibility in the big picture? This program will take place at the Kemp Station which is about 5 miles East of Woodruff on Hwy 47 (sign along Hwy47). Wear comfortable walking shoes. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, August 15.

August 23 – Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Elizabeth Amman, OP
Have you ever wondered how God is working in your life? Have you ever wanted to talk to someone about your God journey? If you can answer yes to either of these questions, spiritual direction/guidance may be for you. Come to this introductory session and get your questions answered about this practice of “holy listening.” Free will offering.

LEADING LIKE JESUS: Be a Better Leader at Home, at Work and Everywhere Else
August 24 – Wednesday
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Presenter: Owen Phelps
Leadership is an influence process. At times, all of us try to influence others. So all of us are called to lead some of the time – in our homes, in our workplaces, in our churches and in our communities. Learn why Jesus was the best leadership teacher and role model of all time – and how you can be a Jesus-like Leader. In this seminar we’ll use live presentations, videos an engaging discussion to teach participants how to lead like Jesus – as servants, stewards and shepherds. Suggested offering $15.00.

August 25 – Thursday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
Who are Francis and Clare of Assisi? Who are people talking about when they speak of Franciscans today? What is the “Francis effect” that is sometimes referenced? Suggested offering $10.00.

August 29 – Monday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
We will examine the psalms as a way of speaking to the Holy One during our life’s journey. These age- old masterpieces of prayer can be just what we need in moments of joy, chaos, gratitude, sorrow, praise, etc. Bring your Bible, or count on one being here for you to use. Suggested offering $10.00.

SACRED PLACES: The Intersection of Nature and Spirit
August 30 – Tuesday
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Leaders: Mary Burns & John Bates
Sacred place is both the physical nature of the location and the personal perception that honors it as sacred. A sacred place can operate at any scale, from a specific site, to a scene, to a whole landscape – from a stone to a mountain range. A place is different for each observer according to his or her understanding and experience – so all places are interpreted by our heads and hearts, and are subject to cultural and personal filtering. What forms the spirit/essence of a place? What connects us? Are there universals? How does this play out in living your life, given that you must utilize Earth’s resources in some manner in order to live? We’ll discuss these questions through poetry recitations, readings, personal stories, and group interactions and reflections. Suggested offering $15.00. Register by 11 a.m., Monday, August 29.