December 2018

CREATING YOUR SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY

December 1-Saturday
9:00-2:00
Facilitated by Dick Bruesehoff and Julia Walsh, FSPA
Writing and drawing can be deeply spiritual practices. They can also be used as you create a spiritual autobiography that allows time for prayerful reflection on past experiences and future dreams. Please bring your journal and pens, your sketchpad and pencils, your computer or whatever medium you use to do prayerful drawing and writing. Event will occur at the Minocqua Library (415 Menominee St. Suite B., Minocqua, WI) Donations accepted. Bring a lunch. Register by Wednesday, November 28.

SINGING THE MUSIC OF OUR YEARNING HEARTS

December 2- Sunday
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Leader: Dick Bruesehoff
Advent is a season of waiting and longing. The poetic word, yearning, appears frequently in the language of Advent readings and prayers, and it has shaped the form and the feel of Advent music. On this evening of the first Sunday in Advent, we’ll gather in the quiet darkness around the light of the first Advent candle. We’ll sing and reflect on the music of Advent from cultures around the world. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a confident or shy singer! Come! Suggested offering $10.00.

IONS (Science and Spirituality)

December 6-Thursday
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and Marla Lang, FSPA
Noetic science means other ways of knowing. On the first Thursday of the month we view and discuss videos on spirituality and science. All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.

STANDING ON TIPTOES LONGING FOR GOD

December 7-Friday
9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens
“On tiptoe we stand, Lord Jesus, eagerly awaiting your full revelation …” writes Macrina Wiederkehr. “There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord, for you to reveal yourself to us,” sings Anne Quigley. On this Advent reflection day we’ll explore our longing for God, God’s longing for us, and ways in which God reveals God’s self to us. Bring a lunch. Suggested offering $15.00. Register by Tuesday, December 4.

ENTER THE STORY OF MARY OF NAZARETH

December 12–Wednesday
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
The feast of Mary of Guadalupe is Dec. 12. We will examine the setting of Mary of Nazareth’s life as today’s research has discovered. How does the Church celebrate this feast in 2018 in Mexico and in the United States?. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, December 10.

PRAYING IN THE DARK

December 13-Thursday
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Julia Walsh, FSPA
On the Feast of St. Lucy and on a quiet Advent evening we will pray in the candlelight and ponder the invitations—and agonies–of holy darkness. Join us for this contemplative evening; deepen your awareness of how the dark is holy. Suggested offering $5.00. Register by Tuesday, December 11.

IONS (Science and Spirituality)

December 20-Thursday
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and Marla Lang, FSPA
Noetic science means other ways of knowing. On the third Thursday of the month we view and discuss videos on spirituality and science. Suggested offering $10.00.

BOOK CLUB

December 21-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 our treasures! Call 715-385-3750 ext. 5 for the name of book for the next gathering. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by the day before.