January 2020

Women’s Christmas

An Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women
January 4 • January 7 • January 9
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Women’s Christmas (Nollaig na mBan) is a cherished Irish tradition celebrated on the Feast of the
Epiphany. We are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany and the tradition of Women’s Little Christmas in special gatherings designed for women. Come celebrate the blessings of the past year and receive blessings for the year to come. Choose one of the three dates above and register by December 17. Advance reservations required. Suggested offering $40 includes gathering, meal and blessing circle.

Full Moon Snow Shoe Walk

January 10 – Friday 8:00 p.m.
Meet at Crystal Lake Parking Lot off of County N Facilitator: Pat Pintens
Enjoy a full moon walk: the shadows on the snow, the quiet of the winter woods, and the companionship of others, plus a simple reflection on God’s presence in the greatness of winter. Bring snow shoes, clothing to keep you comfortable, and a snack to share at the end of the trail. Suggested offering $10. Register by Monday, January 6.

January Day of Solitude

January 17 – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Pat Pintens
Winter offers the perfect time for a day of resting in God’s presence and listening for God’s voice in silence and solitude. Participants will gather briefly to begin and end the day in prayer. The remainder of the day is on your own. You will have a private room, plus the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director if you wish. Contact Susan for information regarding spiritual direction. Bring a lunch. Suggested offering $25. Register by Monday, January 13.

Winter of the Spirit

January 29 – Wednesday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Dick Bruesehoff
Has your life ever brought you into the places of deep darkness? Do you experience winter as a fal￾low time? Winter—whether literal or figurative—can be a time to explore the ways in which our spirit conspires with (that is, “breathes with”) the Spirit for new life and growth in us—even during the dark times. Suggested offering $15. Register by Friday, January 24.