October 2019

PASTEL: LAYERS & LAYERS OF STROKES

October 1-Tuesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Kappell, FSPA

On a prepared underpainting we will build up successive layers of pastels to create a lively painting that shows multiple colors that are vibrant and blended in the viewer’s eye rather than with the painter’s hand.  Bring photos of grasses, fields of flowers, garden photos, grain fields, fallen autumn leaves or any photo that suggests multi-layers. Bring pastel supplies. Pastel board will be provided. Bring a bag lunch. Fee is $30. Register by Tuesday, September 24.

PASTEL: A GESTURAL APPROACH TO A FLORAL PAINTING

October 2-Wednesday
9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Kappell, FSPA

We will use a gestural approach to create a floral painting that moves with high energy lines and suggests the emerged life in a blooming flower. The under-painting will be created in class on provided watercolor paper and give a stoned feel to the surface. Pastels will be applied in a linear and expressive manner. Bring pastel supplies. Bring a bag lunch. Fee is $30. Register by Tuesday, September 24.

DEATH CAFÉ

October 3–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. Donations welcome. Register by Monday, September 30.

SPIRITUALITY & SCIENCE (IONS)

October 3 – Thursday
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Presenters: Marla Lang, FSPA & Grant Van Lishout

With Francis of Assisi, Neil de Grasse Tyson, a current astrophysicist and the Hubble Telescope, we will examine the on-going struggle of the Cry of the Amazon as well as assess our current place in our Solar System. Suggested offering $15. Register by October 1.

MORNING: Hushed, Mild, Beautiful, Content

October 8 – Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

Robert Frost writes of a “hushed October morning mild”, Jessica Powers of morning as “The Beautiful Unknown,” Psalm 17 of waking with ‘content’. Are your mornings ‘hushed’, ‘mild’, ‘beautiful’, ‘content’, perhaps even mystical? Or are they otherwise? Let’s explore the gifts and graces morning offers us. Suggested offering $15. Register by Thursday, September 26.

PAINT & SIP – HUNTER’S MOON

October 13 – Sunday
2:00- 5:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Pat Pintens and Earth Goods Staff

“As the deer longs for running water, so my soul longs for God, the living God” (Psalm 42:2). Come share in this afternoon of prayer and paint as a means of pondering our inner longings for God, mystery, wholeness, connection to all life. Earth Goods staff will bring us from a blank canvas to our own painting. No painting experience is necessary. Program will occur at Earth Goods, 301 Front Street, Minocqua. A $30 fee includes all art supplies, beverages, instruction and program. Register by Tuesday, October 8.

JOURNAL WRITING

October 15-Tuesday
9:30-11:30 AM
Facilitator: Barb Kane

Journaling is not about the mastery of a writing craft. Journaling is about the power and healing of self-expression. Learn how journaling enhances self-awareness, creativity, and wisdom as well as comfort. Suggested offering $15. Register by Friday, October 11.

MONASTERY LUNCH

October 18 – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

For program description see page 7. Suggested offering $15. Register by Monday, October 14.

PRAYER TRADITIONS:

Centering Prayer, Examen, and Lectio Divina
October 19 – Saturday 
8:00-10:00 a.m.  
Facilitator: Rev. Grant Van Lishout, FSPA Affiliate

Prayer involves speaking and listening. Prayer forms in the mind, comes from the heart, and is spoken with the lips. Centering prayer helps us to become grounded and settle our minds as we wait upon the Spirit. The examen involves our conscience as we notice what was stirring in us as we look back on our day, becoming centered and still in the mind and waiting upon the Spirit. Lectio Divina, also known as the “Divine Reading” allows us to ponder scripture in a unique way. Be renewed by some of the age old prayer traditions and make them a part of your life. Suggested offering $15. Please register by Wednesday, October 16.       

HARVESTING OUR LIFE’S WISDOM

October 23 – Wednesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Leader: Dick Bruesehoff

In the north, 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 $15. Please register by Monday, October 21.

THE COLOR OF TEARS

October 29 –Tuesday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens
Our tears are 1% water and 99% feelings, be they of pride, joy, grief, awe, fear, sadness, happiness, etc. yet they’re all the same color! Spiritual guides talk about the “gift of tears” so why are we so often embarrassed by or ashamed of our tears? Let’s explore the gift and grace of tears. Suggested offering $15. Please register by Thursday, October 24.