September - May: 2nd Wednesday of each month: Group Spiritual Companioning (Entire Series)
Group Spiritual Companioning
S. Marj English
1:00 pm -2:00 pm or 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$180 for the series/ $20 per session
Come to this informational meeting on August 14th to learn more about our Group Spiritual Companioning sessions. Group Spiritual Companioning is an opportunity for both intentional, prayerful reflection on and sharing of God’s presence in one’s life while also developing one’s ability to listen for and reflect on God’s presence in the lives of others.
OFC will host a group on the second Wednesday of each month Sept.- May at 1-3:30 p.m. or 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $180 for the series. This can be paid in Sept. or $20 per session. Registration must be received by September 4th.
Sat., September 14th: HealthRHYTHMS Empowerment Drumming
HealthRHYTHMS Empowerment Drumming
10:00 am - Noon
$20 (Pre-registration required. Space is limited)
HealthRHYTHMS Drumming is a fun way to empower your health. NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Come find out a fun way to: boost immune function, increase endorphins, relieve stress, improve memory function, and have lots of fun! Drums will be provided. Space is limited so register early!
Sat., September 28th: A Retreat with Jan Phillips:Becoming the Mystics and Prophets We Are Called To Be
A Retreat with Jan Phillips:Becoming the Mystics and Prophets We Are Called To Be
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$80 includes lunch
Becoming a prophetic person starts with a spiritual practice. It moves from silence to thought to word and action. When our words and actions are rooted in our spiritual commitments, we become a light in the world and a force for good. This workshop is an entry point into our own deep wisdom. Using the tools of music, poetry, storytelling and imagery, we explore the landscape of our own experience, mining it for insight and ideas about the work ahead.
•tap into the wisdom you carry in your body as a result of your life events
•understand the mystical connection between personal tragedy and creative transformation
•experience the freedom and joy of finding your voice and sharing your gifts
•become an agent of change as you re-shape your stories and share your light.
Sat., October 12th: Creative Pathways to God
Creative Pathways to God
Bill Tonnis, John Metz, Ken Cecil
9:30 am-2:30 pm
$45 includes lunch
Tap into the Creative Flow of Life! God is still creating and you are called to take part! Come and enjoy creative writing exercises led by Ken Cecil, art exercises led by John Metz and praise and worship led by Bill Tonnis. We will also experience the original inspirational music of Bill Tonnis and original paintings of John Metz. Expand the possibilities for your life’s meaning … moving from darkness to light, discovering joy and peace!
No artistic or writing experience required.
Sat., November 9th: The Enneagram: Working with your Type
The Enneagram: Working with your Type
S. Donna Steffen, SC (Certified Enneagram Teacher & Spiritual Director)
9:30 am-2:30 pm $45 includes lunch / CEU's available
This workshop will bring out significant aspects of each of the nine Enneagram types, particularly around the virtue and vice (the driving energy) of each type. Participants will be encouraged to explore how this operates in their own life. Some time will be given to breaking out into groups based on type. Through self-awareness, participants will be able to make choices in freedom as they live.
Making conscious choices is an important dimension of the spiritual life.
Prerequisites to the program: Have a basic understanding of the Enneagram and come knowing your type.
Sat., December 14th: Mindfulness Retreat
S. Olga Wittekind, PhD & Claire Sherman, PhD
9:30 am-2:30 pm
$45 includes lunch/$65 CEU’s & lunch
Join us for a day of Mindfulness Meditation Practice. Mindfulness is a practice that helps us pay attention to the present moment. Drawing from the insights of Rainer Maria Rilke (West) & Jiddu Krishnamurti (East), we will explore the benefits of Mindfulness for reducing stress and the clutter of our minds. Come and experience the joy and the inner peace this brings!
Sat., Dec. 28th: Audubon Bird Count @ Michaela Farm
Audubon Bird Count @ Michaela Farm
7:30 am-1:00 pm
$10 for lunch
Join us in tabulating species & number of birds for use in a national database that helps determine trends in bird populations! Beginners welcome! Meet at Michaela Farm at 7:30am.