May 2019


May 2 – Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon
Presenters: Barb Kane and Pat Pintens

Over time, many of us accumulate ‘stuff’ that is no longer useful, helpful or needed. Instead of bringing joy it can have an unhealthy effect on body, mind, emotions and spirit. In this workshop you will learn about the nature of clutter and how to get rid of what takes away your physical, emotional and spiritual energy. Suggested offering: $10.00.Register by Friday, April 26.

IONS Science and Spirituality

May 2 – Thursday
12:30- 3:15 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis & Sister Marla Lang

As we move from winter to summer we will consider how “Death Makes Life Possible”. This IONS documentary asks “Is it possible that facing our mortality can inspire us to live our lives more fully? So why do so many of us fear it? Should we?” Come explore how we might transform the fear of death into an inspiration for living! Suggested offering: $10.00


May 6 – Monday
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 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 discussion 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 of the month, 12:00-3:30 p.m. (May 6, June 3, July 1, August 1)
  • 3rd Tuesday night of the month, 6:00-8:30 p.m. (May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20)

May 6 – Monday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Sister Karen Kappell

Bring your photos and experiences of being near a waterfall and watching the water rush down over rocks and ridges surrounded by walls of solid rock, forest, and vegetation. We will capture this movement in a pastel painting. Pastel board will be provided. Bring your soft pastel supplies. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Wednesday, May 1.


May 7- Tuesday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Sister Karen Kappell

Rough running streams are among the most attractive landscape subjects found in abundance in our Northwoods.The shape of the winding stream,the objects at its edge – rocks,grasses, and trees, all add interest to a painting. Search your photos for images that seem alive with rushing water and we will capture its movement in a pastel painting. Pastel board will be provided. Bring your soft pastel supplies. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch.Register by Wednesday, May 1.


May 11 – Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Facilitators: Sister Julia Walsh and Breia Tlusty

All are welcome, no matter your level of experience with yoga or your familiarity with Christian prayer. Yoga instructor Briea Tlusty and Sister Julia will guide you through a morning designed to help you connect to God with your mind, body and spirit. Suggested offering: $20.00.Register by Wednesday, May 8.

IONS Science and Spirituality

May 16 – Thursday
12:30-3:15 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis & Sister Marla Lang

We will view and discuss season 3, episodes 11 & 12, of Gregg Braden’s series “Missing Links: The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief”. It is not necessary to have viewed previous episodes in the series to benefit from this program. Suggested offering: $10.00.


May 17- Friday
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Sister Anita Beskar & Sister Marla Lang

Call 715-385-2706 for the book of the month. Suggested offering: $10.00. Third Friday of the month, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 20.


May 21 – Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

How many times have you said, “I doubt that?” How many times have you kept your doubts to yourself, afraid or ashamed to admit them? Meghan Johnston Aelabouni says: “Doubt can be an agonizing wrench of the heart and mind or a window through which we glimpse a truer world.” Let’s explore how doubt and confusion can be “windows” to rich spiritual experiences. Suggested offering: $10.00. Register by Wednesday, May 15.


May 22 – Wednesday
9:30 -11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Barbara Kane

There are many ways to get in touch with your soul and the wisdom that resides within. Learn how journaling can lead to self-discovery, self-acceptance, creativity, and joy. Suggested offering: $10.00. Register by May 21.

Players: St. Catherine of Siena,The Mystic

May 23 – Thursday
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister Elizabeth Amman

By any standard of any era,Catherine of Siena was are markable woman. In fact, the twenty-first century finds much to praise her for. She was successful and achieved a great deal. She was respected and had great influence. She thought and even lived outside the box. Come and listen to Catherine.


May 30 – Thursday
5:30- 8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh and Earthgoods Staff

Chaos, darkness and pain: angels are ministering to us through all the elements of our lives. Our prayer and conversation will help us to be aware to how these holy beings are bringing us light and peace in the midst of turmoil. Our creative activity will bring us from blank canvas to our own angel painting. We will meet at Earthgoods, 301 E. Front St. in downtown Minocqua. Fee: $40.00. Includes supplies, art instruction, and program. Register by Friday, May 24.