Mandalas, Candles & Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent

Price: $50.00

Date: November 11, 2017

Saturday, November 11
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: $50

(Price includes materials)

Presented by Sharon Seyfarth Garner & Karen Bland Peterson

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and join us for this day of prayerful preparation for the season of Advent. In the morning, create your own personalized Advent wreath to take home with you for use in your individual or family devotions. In the afternoon, explore creative Advent practices based on the book, Mandalas, Candles & Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent by Sharon Seyfarth Garner. Let go of the stress of the season and embrace how coloring mandalas, lighting candles, and contemplative prayer can keep us centered in the light of Christmas this Advent season. Coffee & pastry, and lunch are included.

Sharon Seyfarth Garner is an ordained United Methodist Pastor (1997), a certified Spiritual Director (Ignatian Spirituality Institute), and author of Praying with Mandalas: Contemplative Coloring for Contemporary Christians.

Karen Bland Peterson is a Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator and leader of women's retreats that focus on the intersection of nature, spirituality, and creativity. She also is a consultant providing Interim Director leadership to non-profit organizations.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Spirituality of Darkness

Price: $20.00

Date: December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $20

Presented by Debbie Dacone, D. Min

Dreading the darker days ahead? The themes in Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark, will teach us how to find God even in the dark so that winter becomes a time of wonder not dread.

The program includes time for prayer, reflection, and sharing with others on the journey. Light refreshments included.

Debbie Dacone, D. Min, is a pastoral minister with a passion for preaching and teaching. She is a retreat leader and spiritual director and integrates art, movies, books, and music in her work.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Advent Luncheon - “Making Room for One Another”

Price: $30.00

Date: December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $30

Presented by Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU

Advent is a season of preparations. We re-arrange our homes and our hearts to welcome Jesus. How do the Scriptures of this holy season also invite us to make room for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us? Discover and explore how the commitment to justice animates and enriches Advent and allows us to stay rooted in Christ.

Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU, is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. She has served at Beaumont School, St. Leo the Great, and is currently at Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Erin has also been an advocate for justice through her participation in the “Nuns on the Bus” and currently serves as a member of the board of NETWORK: a Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Christmas Eve Mass

Price: $0.00

Date: December 24, 2017

Sunday, December 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for Christmas Eve Mass in the Jesuit Retreat House chapel. Register below so we can save you a seat.

Free will offering accepted.

Available Spaces: 80

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