November 2019

CARD-MAKING/SMALL PAINTINGS: GELLI PRINTING

November 4 – Monday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Gelli printing is done on a gel plate which produces a mono-print plate that can be used repeatedly. We will use acrylic paints, brayers, stencils and a variety of found textural stamps with a Christmas theme. The process is quite simple. Bring any of the above materials with you. One can paint, draw or stamp on the prints or mount them on cards or finish off as small paintings. Fee is $30. Bring a bag lunch. Register by Monday, October 28.

CARD-MAKING/SMALL PAINTINGS: IRIS FOLDING

November 5 –Tuesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Iris folding is a delightful, fun and relaxing paper craft activity. Using Christmas symbols as templates we will create designs out of lightweight paper to place on cardstock for hand-made Christmas cards. The project can easily be continued at home. Bring a sharp scissors, lightweight Christmas wrapping paper, and transparent Scotch tape. Bring a bag lunch. Fee is $30. Register by Monday, October 28.

CHURCH SECRETARIES DAY of RETREAT

November 6 – Wednesday
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Pat Pintens and Grant Van Lishout

Church secretaries and office personnel are often on the “front line” of ministry, representing their parishes/congregations in many ways. Your valuable ministry needs you to seek “time out” to renew yourself plus share supportive ideas. This day is designed especially for you! Suggested offering $30 per person or $50 for two or more from the same parish church or cluster. Includes lunch. Register by Thursday, October 31.

DEATH CAFÉ

November 7 – Thursday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Facilitators: Pat Pintens and Grant Van Lishout

For many to speak of death is uncomfortable, even frowned upon. Still we have questions, feelings and wonderings about death that we would like to talk about. Death Café is an open, respectful and confidential space to express one’s views and beliefs or ask one’s questions about death. There is no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion or course of action. Donations welcome. Register by Monday, November 4.

SPIRITUALITY & SCIENCE (IONS)

November 7 – Thursday
12:30-3:15 p.m.
Facilitator: Marla Lang, FSPA

Ron Cortte will present “Circle of Health: A Perspective on Balance and Wellness. “He will explore health in the context of life balance, mind, body, and spirit. Join us to discover how a sense of purpose, loving relationships, healthy lifestyle choices, community, spirituality, etc. can contribute to holistic lifestyles. Suggested offering $15 Register by Tuesday, November 5.

BOOK CLUB

November 15 – Friday
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Anita Beskar, FSPA and Marla Lang, FSPA

Call 715-385-3706 for the book of the month. Suggested offering $10.00.

MONASTERY LUNCH

November 15 – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

For program description see page 7. Suggested offering $15. Please register by Monday, November 11.

DISCERNMENT: Turning Towards the Spirit

November 16 – Saturday
8:00-10:00 a.m.  
Facilitator: Rev. Grant Van Lishout, FSPA Affiliate

Everyday we are constantly faced with decisions. Many times we decide without even thinking about it. If we listen, the spirit is there to guide us. Discernment is the practice of listening for the voice of the spirit through reason, feelings, imagination, the body, intuition, and even nature. This workshop will equip you with prayerful and practical ways that will help you better discern. Suggested donation $30; $45 Includes book by Elizabeth Liebert, “The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision Making.” Register by Monday, November 11.

PRAYING ON UNKNOWN PATHS

November 19 – Tuesday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

There are many ‘ways’ to learn in life: the way to brush your teeth, tie your shoes, print, pray, the way to school, church, work, etc. Sometimes there are different ways to do the same thing! What happens in life when we when we don’t know which ‘way to go’, or which ‘way’ to pray? Come explore praying on unknown paths. Suggested offering $15. Please register by Thursday, November 14.