MAKING PEACE WITH OUR ANCESTORS
November 2 – Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Presenter: Pat Pintens Kathleen Raine wrote: “Dear ones in the house of the dead, can you forgive an old woman who was your proud daughter, who now too late returns your love?” Sometimes we do not understand nor return the love of those closest to us until it is too late. We are left struggling with a broken relationship, with what we wish we could have said or done. Let’s explore ways to make peace with and heal broken
relationships with deceased ancestors. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, October 30.
November 2 – Thursday
Coordinators: Jan Lewis and Marla Lang, FSPA
The gathering explores scientific findings with wisdom traditions to expand our understanding of consciousness and questions such as “who am I” and “who are we.” All are welcome to one or more meetings. Next gathering will be December 7. Suggested offering $10.00.
NaNoWriMo COME WRITE IN Event
November 4 – Saturday
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Julia Walsh, FSPA and Minocqua Library Staff November is National Novel Writing Month and writers of every type are welcome to Come Write In at the Minocqua Library (415 Menominee St. Suite B. Minocqua). Stop by anytime and write alongside others who are working on their drafts. Refreshments and door prizes provided. See nanowrimo.org for more information. Donations accepted. No registration necessary.
WATERCOLOR: Palette Knife Painting in Watercolor
November 6 – Monday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Keeping strong colors in watercolors can be a challenge. In this class we will learn one way of creating bold and vibrant watercolor paintings. Using a palette knife as well as a brush, we will creatively work on distribution of color with watercolor media, practice some techniques, and then apply them to a painting. You will learn to use a palette knife in two ways: to add or subtract. Bring paints, palette knife, brushes, heavy watercolor paper or stretched watercolor paper and photos of large, light valued flowers. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Wednesday, October 25.
November 7 -Tuesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Life’s journey is like a loom where the warp, the main stretched fibers are changed by the weft which weaves in and out of life. It changes what originally was given us into a beautiful and vibrant cloth. With playful and prayerful spirit we will create a unique paper and string weaving that resonates and meshes art and life. Materials will be provided. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Friday, October 27.
HAND-MAKING OF CHRISTMAS CARDS
November 8 – Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Using water-media and printing techniques, we will create cards that add a special personal touch to our Christmas greeting. Working with paper (supplied), we will use water media and sprays to create sheets with a free formed pattern and then cut into smaller sections to be used in making cards. Bring inks, watercolors, and Christmas stamping supplies if you have them. Card stock and envelopes will be available. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Monday, October 30.
CHURCH SECRETARIES RETREAT DAY
November 9 – Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
The day’s focus is one of mental and spiritual enrichment for Church Secretaries of all faith traditions. Gratitude for the past and workable ways to affect future ministry to meet the needs of the community will be explored. Remember, your invaluable ministry also needs you to seek “time out!” Suggested donation: $30.00 each or $50.00 for two from the same parish church or cluster. Register by Tuesday, November 7.
YOUNG ADULT DAY OF REFLECTION
November 12 – Sunday
Facilitated by Julia Walsh, FSPA How many times have you moved in the past 10 years? How many relationships shifted and changed? In the midst of all this transition, who are you becoming and how is God involved? All Christians in their 20s and 30s are welcome to join this afternoon of reflection and prayer on these themes. Supper will be included. Suggested offering $30.00. Register by Wednesday, November 8.
THE VOICE OF THE SOUL
November 13 – Monday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Presenter: Pat Pintens “People would be surprised if they knew what the soul said to God sometimes,” wrote Brother Lawrence. Do you recognize the voice of your soul? Do you know what your soul is saying to God? Come, learn how to listen to your soul. You, too, might be surprised. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Wednesday, November 8.
LECTIO DIVINA, LECTIO VIDA, LECTIO VISIO
November 16 and December 14 Thursdays – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Presenter: Pat Pintens
Looking for a way to pray the Scriptures? A way to pray your life experiences, questions, joys, etc.? A way to pray the world around you? Lectio Divina, Vida and Visio is an ancient way for modern people to pray and uncover spiritual depth in the Scriptures, one’s life, and the world. Suggested offering $10.00 each session. Come for one session or the entire series. Register by Monday, November 13.
CREATING A MORE POSITIVE FUTURE
November 28 – Tuesday
Presenter: Marla Lang
We will examine mental and spiritual images that can help carry us forward in a more positive way. Now is a perfect time to explore our journeys as we enter the Advent season and the New Year of 2018. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, November 27.