Setting hearts on fire with love of God for the world!
As We Gather Together
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  Hebrews 10:24-25

Dear LIS Friend,

For me, Daylight Savings Time signals that the season of gatherings is drawing near. I eagerly anticipate celebrations with family and friends through the remainder of the year and into the next. 

Every celebration with others is another opportunity for holy stretching outside of our comfort zones.

We are called to recognize others in the same way we have been recognized by God — as purposed individuals who are valuable and loveable. When we offer our loved ones what God has offered us – mercy, love, patience and generosity – it makes these upcoming holiday gatherings spiritually fruitful. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to be purposeful in stirring up the good in one another. Let’s look for the spiritual gifts in each other and for the fruit that will yield from accepting and extending forgiveness.

My prayer is that Jesus will fill any areas that are causing our lack of fruitfulness in relationships with others. Jesus, we trust in you to meet us where we are and to take over where we left off.

A perfect way to begin stirring up the gifts in ourselves and others is to make plans to register for these two upcoming events. For those women who’d like to kick off their holidays to a fruitful start, we are offering a  Women’s Retreat – Pursued by Love on November 15-17 .  Registrations are still being accepted. Another promising event is on  Saturday, November 23  at a special  multilingual Ignatian Morning  celebration that will include Spanish and American Sign Language. All are invited to gather together in God’s name to celebrate and to give thanks for all the gifts we’ve received.  

Peace and Blessings,

Lori Stanley
Executive Director
Women's Retreat: Pursued By Love
November 15-17, 2019
ProSanctity Spirituality Center, Fullerton, CA

"Behold, I'm standing at the door, knocking. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come to feast with you, and you will feast with me." Revelation 3:20

We invite you to join us for a weekend of prayer, relaxation, and spiritual nourishment to explore ways of opening doors for greater awareness of God’s love and deeper meaning in your life. 
Ignatian Morning
Saturday, November 23
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This multilingual event will be shared in English, Spanish and American Sign Language, to celebrate the theme “We Gather Together.”

To reserve your space please click the button below.
los jueves 9 de enero a 13 de febrero
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
En este Curso de seis semanas, inspirados por la imagen del profeta de Israel, caminaremos con ellos los avatares de su historia para resucitar en nuestro  aquí y ahora  el espíritu profético que, sin duda, tanta falta hace en nuestra Iglesia y nuestro mundo.  
NEW: Journal Writing Course
At various times in our spiritual lives, it can be helpful to pause for a moment and put pen to paper so that we can reflect on our experiences by moving within ourselves and allowing whatever abides there to come forth. This process can enable a person to notice what is being carried inside. Being aware of unconscious feelings that motivate us can lead to self-knowledge, a key to ongoing growth.

Click below to learn more about this 4-week course can help you to contemplate your experiences and help you grow in freedom so that you can be open to discover God’s direction in your life.
Join the movement!

This year, LIS is participating in #givingtuesday – a worldwide effort to promote charitable giving. With your support we aim to raise the remaining $7,775 to meet the $25,000 challenge given to us over the summer. 

$25, $15 or $5 gifts go far when we all participate.  

Let’s do this together on Tuesday, December 3rd!