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NOVEMBER 2020
A blessed day to you.
We are thankful you are here and
healthy enough to read these words.
As the pandemic roars through our communities,
we seek solace and comfort.
We reach out to others.
We do what we can,
and we can all do something.

Living through these collectively uncertain times, we must find ways to feel grounded. We invite you to take out your Grace Within Personal Journal (or even your old MOMS journal!) and move thru the journaling exercises once again. Read the content through the lens of today. Review what you wrote in the journal. What are your responses today? If you have not yet experienced Grace Within, perhaps now is the time. Scroll down for more information.

WITHIN MINISTRIES exists to support community-building and supportive connections between women. It's been a challenging year for many, and we are no exception. Give to the Max Day 2020 is on November 19, and we humbly invite a donation if you have the means to do so. We are grateful for every donation.

We invite you to email us to learn how we can support you in reconnecting during this time of great need. We implore you to take good care of your whole self. We join you in faith-filled prayer.
REFLECTION: FINDING LIGHT...AND LITTLE MIRACLES
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Each day at 11a, I read the virus numbers for our state. Until recently, they brought me comfort. This week, they have been horrifying. As a nurse, I cannot begin to imagine what is being asked of our hospital workers. I find it hard to stay upbeat. Yet I know it is vital to find a way through the darkness that descends all too quickly if I let it. Self-care for me includes weekly movement meditation. We have been gathering “on the screen,” and this morning’s session included a prayer poem well-known to me. Yet hearing it read aloud—one phrase, one movement at a time—struck me like a lightning bolt. Click here to keep reading.

NOVEMBER 19 IS GIVE TO THE MAX DAY

We invite you to join us on this annual day of giving. As a small, grassroots organization, we rely on individual donors to support the work we do in service to our vision and mission, particularly during this most difficult year. Every dollar matters!

Gifts scheduled for Give to the Max Day 2020 make WITHIN MINISTRIES eligible for a series of additional cash prizes. You can schedule yours today.
RETREAT, REFLECT, RENEW

Are you wondering what this Advent season will look like for you? The pandemic has changed our way of life and many of us will be wondering what that means for a season that is usually marked by gatherings and busy preparations. How can this time of uncertainty be an invitation to experience the true meaning of Advent? How are we called to surrender our expectations - like Mary did in her own unexpected situation - and look for new hope, peace, and joy?

Join us for our Advent retreats. Come to one or come to all!

ADVENT VIRTUAL RETREATS 
Hope: December 5 
Peace: December 12
Joy: December 19
 All retreats are 9-11AM PT on Zoom 
GRACE WITHIN - 20% OFF FOR 2020

JOURNALING THEN AND NOW

Maybe now is the time to share the journey with a friend.

WITHIN MINISTRIES is offering a discount on Grace Within to ignite your spirit, feed your soul, and foster community with others in your circle through virtual gatherings.

Allow the journal to guide you to spiritual enrichment and connection to your inner calm.

  • Use the journal as an independent growth opportunity
  • Share it with one or two friends or family members
  • Gather virtually with a small group of women

This offer includes:
Facilitating Grace Within (sale price $28) limit 3 per order
Grace Within: A Personal Journal (sale price $12.80) limit 10 per order

This offer is available by email only. Include your name, phone, and shipping address.
Shipping and handling charges apply.

WE ARE HERE
WITHIN MINISTRIES remains able to serve your ministry needs while holding to the physical distance we have all been called to. Let us know how we can help.

Women are "gathering" in creative ways to remain present to one another and to nurture community at a time when we need it more than ever. Need help exploring options for your group? Contact us.

Consider a personal spiritual growth challenge using Grace Within.
Click here to get your personal journal.
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