WATERCOLORS ON YUPO
August 1 – Tuesday: (bring your watercolor supplies)
August 2 – Wednesday: Alcohol Inks on Yupo (alcohol inks will be provided)
August 3 – Thursday: Mixed Media on Yupo (bring your watercolor supplies)
Yupo (provided) is an ultra smooth, acid free synthetic paper with a velvety smooth surface that takes pen, ink, pencil and marker. As a watercolor paper the unique advantage and challenge is its non-absorbent surface that makes color sit on top. Because the colors stay on top when they are dry, they remain more brilliant than standard watercolor paper. These three programs in August will work with Yupo in a variety of ways. Each program is independent of the other so you can attend one, two or all three. Each program runs from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Fee: $30.00 for each program. Bring a lunch each day. Register by Tuesday, July 25. If you would like to stay in a cabin, make your reservation well in advance with Susan at 715-385-3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A MOTORCOACH PILGRIMAGE TO LA CROSSE: A One-Day Reflective Journey
August 3 – Thursday
Coordinator: Marla Lang, FSPA
We will tour the historic St. Rose Convent & Chapel of Perpetual Adoration and Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine. Please see page 9 for details and registration form. Registration by June 30 required.
SHINRIN-YOKU (Forest Bathing)
August 11 – Friday 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens
“Forest bathing” is a Japanese approach to walking in the forest. It is a slow, deliberate immersion in nature. Come bathe yourself in a northern forest. Dress comfortably. Bring water and insect deterrent, if desired. We will meet at Marywood and proceed to the Fallison Lake Trail. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Tuesday, August 8.
DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP
August 11 – Friday 5:30 PM to August 12 – Saturday 4:00 PM
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 or 16-inch drum: $135 (choose one)
“TASTE AND SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD”: A PRETTY PICKLE
August 17 – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Presenter: Pat Pintens
Pickling is an ancient food preservation practice that is enjoying a resurgence. Enjoy the tastes and smells and plus “the goodness of the Lord” in pickled foods. We will apply lessons of pickling not only to fruits and vegetables but to our everyday lives. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, August 14.
LISTENING IN MOMENTS OF ENCOUNTER
August 22 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
The gift of listening is a key to resolving differences in our relationships and, hence, bringing more peace in our world. Besides “listening beyond words” we will examine ways to be more specific in how we can engage with one another. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, August 21.
TRUTH AND LOVE
August 23 – Wednesday 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Julia Walsh, FSPA
Objective truth, subjective truth, post-truth and alternative facts: discerning fact from fiction can be increasingly complex in today’s society. Yet, part of Gospel living is knowing and sharing The Truth, another name for Jesus Christ. Many of us are in relationship with those who believe and think differently than we do. How are modern Christians called to navigate through the complexities in love? At this program we’ll explore options and information together. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, August 21.
August 24 – Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Julia Walsh FSPA, Pat Pintens and Earthgoods staff
Cereal, soup, salad or emptiness, bowls hold many things that can become blessings unto us, nourishing our bodies and souls. How can the emptiness, openness and possibilities of bowls speak to us of how we are to be in relationship of God and one another? How can bowls become instruments for blessing? Join us for an evening of prayer, creativity and conversation centered on painting blessing bowls. We will meet at Earthgoods, 211 W. Milwaukee St. in downtown Minocqua to paint and bless bowls. $25 includes supplies and program. Call 715-385-3750 to register before Thursday, August 17.
THE GREENING POWER OF GOD
August 25-27, 2017
5:00 p.m. Friday – 11:00 a.m. Sunday
Presenter: Dick Bruesehoff
Can you take some time to experience God’s “greening power?” Using a variety of prayer practices, including various forms of body prayer, you’ll create your own string of Greening Beads. You’ll have an opportunity to explore God’s greening power, uniquely present in you. Fee: $215 includes a private room in a shared cabin and all needs. Commuters $165. Register by Friday, August 4; include $50 deposit.
APPROACHES TO RECOGNIZING NEXT STEPS
August 31 – Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
Are you moving into employment or into retirement, into a different expression of your journey or a relationship? What are some approaches or tools that can assist in making these important decisions? Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Tuesday, August 29.