Grace through the Works of Jane Austen
January 22-23, 2021
Friday from 1.30 to 4.00 pm and Saturday from 10.30 to 3.30 pm.
*Register by January 12 and receive a retreat 'prep' package in the mail!
Explore the theme of Grace through Austen's works and apply it to our life in the modern world.
Participants are invited to join in tea and chocolate as part of the overall experience of immersing ourselves in Jane Austen's world. Our prayer time will be led by Sr. Diana, using the Book of Common Prayer with which Austen would have been familiar.
Our retreat leader is Maria Grace: Six time BRAG Medallion Honoree, #1 Best-selling Historical Fantasy author Maria Grace has her PhD in Educational Psychology and is a 16-year veteran of the university classroom where she taught courses in human growth and development, learning, test development and counseling. None of which have anything to do with her undergraduate studies in economics/sociology/managerial studies/behavior sciences. She pretends to be a mild-mannered writer/cat-lady, but most of her vacations require helmets and waivers or historical costumes, usually not at the same time.
She writes gaslamp fantasy, historical romance, and non-fiction to help justify her research addiction.
She can be contacted at:
Cost is $45.00. Scholarships available.
Kaleidoscope Institute (KI) On-Line Facilitator Accreditation Training Thursdays in January
In an increasingly polarized and violent world, there is a need for facilitation of reasonable and constructive dialogue about important issues. Imagine being one of those people who has the ability to provide gracious time and place for truth seeking dialogue that can achieve
non-violent mutual understanding.
This training will provide resources to coordinate and facilitate inclusive small group dialogue using the KI gracious leadership tools, skills and processes.
You will be given the opportunity to practice and use KI resources for your work and ministries while being mentored by a KI Associate.
Learn how to invite people to come to an initial dialogue, designed to achieve mutual understanding through deep listening. Discover a better understanding of the relationship of KI resources and the Developmental Model for Intercultural Sensitivity to help explain the reactions to cultural differences.
Using Zoom technology, the four sessions will meet from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Eastern)
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Thursday, January 21
Tuesday, January 26
Thursday, January 28
It is necessary to attend all four sessions.
Participants will take the Intercultural Development Inventory (idi) before the second week of
the training sessions. The cost of this on-line inventory is included in the registration fee.
At KI, we use a sliding scale called GracEconomics. We ask that you pay as close to the upper number as your financial resources allow. The GracEconomic registration fee for this training is $50 - $300. To make your payment, please go to www.kscopeinstitute.org/donate and indicate that you are paying for the Facilitator Accreditation training. If you would prefer to send a check, please let Kathryn Nishibayashi, our Office Coordinator, know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) that you are sending a check.
GracEconomic Registration Fee: $50 - $300
9:30 am to 4 pm with breaks and small groups.
What is Mine to Do? led by Westina Matthews
On his deathbed, Saint Francis of Assisi told his brothers: "I have done what was mine to do, may Christ now teach you what you are to do." As we begin to move beyond this time of isolation, let us journey together to explore the question of “what is mine to do?” through prayer, journaling, quiet reflection, music, and interactive sharing. Gather for a time of replenishment that will help you live into hope. You will leave with resources and suggested practices for supporting your faith walk.
Gillian Ahlgren, PhD will lead the Associates' Retreat, open to everyone.
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