July 2016

Greetings All. An update......................

What a vibrant month we've had. Midwinter, wild winds, drenching rain, chilly! So good to think of water storage filling, and the soil being deeply soaked. But not only has the weather been active, much has happened on the human activity front also.

On the evening of July 16 an enthusiastic group gathered in the beautifully decorated dining room to honour and celebrate Lyell and Andrew Horwood's nine years with us. Their vision, focus, energy, wisdom and love for this place is evident in every aspect of the Riverdell property and the community who've been drawn here. Lyell in particular focussed care of the buildings and the grounds from thoughtful, thorough maintenance, to purchasing of new furniture and facilities in every building, and around every corner - including our Yaris. The regeneration of the riverbank, care of the trees and much new planting were further evidence of her attention - and more! Andrew's skills were well used in Service presentations, workshops, the website and early marketing, ongoing teaching, patient, loving handling of challenging situations, regular mentoring and public health talks - and more! For the past eighteen months they worked together leading weekly half day training of a Foundation for Leadership group. Thank you so much Andrew and Lyell for all that you brought - and have left with us. We know the connection will continue across the miles in a new way. We send our love for this next chapter of your lives.

Ruth Buckingham and Phil Richardson, 2 of the International Trustees of the Emissaries visited us. They came from Cape Town and were with us for 10 days. While here they drew to a rich and magnificent close the Foundation for Leadership program with a 4 day intensive. It was a treat to have them here, and hopefully they'll visit again before too long.
Justin Martin in his new role as Business Manager is quickly mastering his very diverse range of responsibilities. It was a delight to have Justin's wife Sara and their children Dylan and Skye join us for both the Planting Bee and the Celebration party. Dylan's artwork is featured in our promotion of the "Winter Bonfire". Thank you Dylan! Wonderful creativity.
Life continues here in a new cycle. Much is on the move. We'd love to have you come and join in the action - and the stillness - here at Riverdell sometime soon.

Ruth French
Spiritual Focus

Programs and Events
If you are seeking to discover more about yourself, to embrace a fresh beginning in life or to simply be more present in day to day living, we have some great programs and events to support you on your journey. 

Join us for these great Activities in August

Stillpoint Meditation 
Wednesday August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
9.30 - 11.00am   Fee $7 per session
Facilitators include, Jewels Bolland, Maggie Cope, Vicki Edwards, Kylie Douglas, Shandell Tregaskis, Marie Cassidy
Exciting news....Stillpoint Meditation returns weekly! This Term's meditation classes are filled with loads of variety and will be led by a team of experienced and passionate meditation teachers. 
Click  here  for more details.

Riverdell Winter Bonfire 
Sunday August 21st.
11:30am - 3:00pm. Fee $5.00 per person
Riverdell invites you to come celebrate Winter with us around a warm, generous bonfire in the Dell.
Click for here more details

Sunday Mornings
August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th. September 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
Chanting from 9:30am. Presentation from 10am. Morning tea to follow at 11:30
Hosting a time of spiritually inspiring presentations complimented by a group attunement. All our Sunday services are followed by a delicious morning tea and open to all. 
Click  here for more details.

All Age Service
Monthly. Sunday August 21st, September 18th, October 16th and November 13th  
Offering a safe and nurturing environment where all children are encouraged to discover and enjoy their own spirituality
Click  here for more details.

Keep these dates 'free' for September

Celebrating Earth's Sacred Cycles 
Saturday September 17th 6 -7pm
Fee: Donations appreciated
Facilitators include, Vicki Edwards and Jenni Douglas
Come celebrate the Earths sacred cycles with us .  A wonderful opportunity to focus and realign yourself with the  Planets  natural rhythms. 
Click  here    for more details.

Just Be
Saturday September 24th. 1 - 5pm
Fee Early Bird Offer by September 9th $20. 
Facilitators include, Jewels Bolland and Maggie Cope
This program offers a collage of meditation experiences in which  you're invited to just be - with yourself, with your life and with this moment. 
Click here for more details.

Join us anytime for....
Morning Tea
Tuesday to Friday 11.00-11.30am  
Just want to drop by and meet the team or say hello to old friends? Then why not join us Tuesday to Friday for morning tea. Fresh coffee, wide tea selection and delicious food. Kindly let us know if you will be attending. 
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Experience the power of  Attunement, a non-touch energy support technique. 
Please ring the office for an appointment time.   Like to know more about Attunement?  
Click  here for more details.

Check out the Programs Page on our Website  here

 Meme of the Month

 July Highlights
Enjoy some shots below of our planting bee and formal dinner.  

Riverdell Spiritual Centre 
51 Clifford Road, Hillier, SA  5116 Australia
Tel:  +61 8 8523 1329