October 1,2,3: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Each day is independent of the previous and has a different lesson. This program will use beads and fibers to create embellishments for paper, jewelry, fabric. The embellishments have countless uses for the quilter, sewer, journal maker, jewelry maker, art painter in mixed media, etc. All materials will be available but if you have yarns, fancy string, beads, fibers bring them along to use and exchange. Get ready to play. Fee: $30.00 each day or $80 for all 3 days. Bring a lunch & register by Monday, September 24.


October 1-Monday 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Writers of every level and genre are welcome to join the group and come to any or each meeting. Bring a copy of your writing for feedback (1- 3 double-spaced pages) and your meal. Be ready for a robust conversation among a supportive community that will enrich your work as a writer. Suggested offering $5.00. Please register by the day before the session.
1st Monday night of the month 6:00-8:30 p.m. (Nov 5 & Dec 3)


October 3 – Wednesday
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Holy Family Church, 8950 City J, Woodruff
All “Franciscans in heart” are invited to this prayer and social time celebrating St. Francis’ passing from death to full life in 1226. Donations accepted. Registration not required.


October 9–Tuesday
9:30 a.m.–Noon
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
To look at how trees share food and communicate with each other is astonishing. How social trees are, how they pass electrical impulses through their roots, what they feel! These Northwoods’ trees surround us with their hidden lives and seeming miracles we seldom reflect upon. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, October 8.


October 11-Thursday
9:30 a.m. (Rosary); 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Retreat)
Presenter: Julia Walsh, FSPA
Mary’s song, “The Magnificat,” is the most any woman says in the New Testament. During this Marian reflection day we will join Mary’s song and consider how we might better help build up the world described by Our Lady. This day will involve a variety of prayer and learning activities. Lunch included. Suggested offering $30.00. Register by Monday, October 8.


October 15-Monday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
Drawing on the wisdom of Fr. Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell’s research and book The Divine Dance, we will examine insights into their understanding of God as Trinity. God is the eternal mystery that enables, enfolds and enlivens all things, even us. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by 8:30 a.m. Monday, October 15.


October 17-Wednesday
9:30-11:30 a.m. Leader: Dick Bruesehoff In the north, the season of fall is a time of fruitfulness and gratitude. We celebrate the richness of harvest even as the temperature cools, the darkness gathers and the soil becomes dormant. Many musicians, artists and poet have tried to capture the spirit of the season. Using their work, we’ll reflect on this season in our own lives, focusing on the harvest of wisdom in our own lives. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, October 15.

IONS (Science and Spirituality)

October 18 (first & third Thursdays)
12:30–3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and Marla Lang, FSPA
Noetic science means other ways of knowing. On the third Thursday we view and discuss episodes from the series of Missing Links from Greg Braden’s current scientific findings. All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.


October 19-Friday
Third Fridays of the month
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Anita Beskar, FSPA, Marla Lang, FSPA
We select current, notable books. A good book and a great conversation at Marywood
are some of our treasures! Call 715-385-3750, ext. 5, for the name of the book for the next gathering.
Suggested offering $10.00. Register by the day before.


October 25-Thursday
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Julia Walsh, FSPA
How does eating invite us into sacred relationship with others? How can we better honor the holy ground from which food comes through the ordinary and holy act of sharing food? Bring a dish to pass to this evening of prayer, learning and conversation along with an appetite to be nourished body, mind and spirit. Suggested offering $5.00. Register by Monday, October 22.


October 30-Tuesday
1:00-3:00 p.m. And again from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Presenter: Pat Pintens
What does it mean to be holy? What do you picture: someone wearing a halo or an apron? In Gaudete et Exsultate: Rejoice and Be Glad , Pope Francis links holiness with prayer and service to others – halos and aprons. Let’s explore and reflect on what else he writes about the meaning of holiness today and how to stop trying to live up to other people’s or society’s ideas of holiness. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Wednesday, October 24.

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