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Connection ~ Compassion ~ Community

Dear Friends of the Center,

As we share our fall/winter newsletter with you, the campus is covered by a blanket of thick, fresh snow. We breathe in this magnificence. Stillness surrounds us. It is a time for reflection.

The Board and Staff continue to discern how best to fulfill the Center’s 40-year

vision of “Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation.” The global world

continues to be disrupted with uncertainties, unrest, and conflict. What is ours

to do? We believe that finding ways to demonstrate our connectedness, exhibiting compassion, and building community are channels the Center and each of us can utilize to deepen our understanding of ourselves and others, as a pathway to spiritual deepening and peace.

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We are pleased to be collaborating with a sister organization, Prairiewoods, to bring you this program series by Karen Hering. Karen has long offered programs at both retreat centers; we are grateful for this new series opportunity and to connect in shared mission with others on this path of learning and service.

A Year of Living with Change

with Karen Hering

Whether you’re living through significant personal transitions or navigating a world reshaping itself faster than ever, you are invited to join a yearlong conversation about how to make change more trustworthy. Come to one or to all of the monthly programs and additional retreats, or just drop in whenever you want to.

We’ll begin with a half-day online retreat Saturday, January 14 to introduce key dynamics of change and how to engage it more fully. (This program will be useful to those using Trusting Change in a small group as well as anyone navigating change, with or without the book.) Then, each month throughout the year, you can join an online program focused on one of the ten threshold skills featured in my book, Trusting Change. I’ll present selected content from the book and offer a focusing question or prompt and silent time for writing or reflection. After reflection, we’ll move into small groups to share how we each experience and engage that month’s threshold skill in the context of change. Dates and topics for each online session are listed below.

Participants can join all the monthly offerings or attend selectively, based on time and interest; and though the conversations will be enriched by reading along in Trusting Change, participation will be accessible to those unable to do the reading. In two additional in-person weekend retreats, on the spring and fall equinoxes, I will offer a deeper dive into the material for those who are interested and able to attend in the upper Midwest – at Prairiewoods March 17-19 and at the Christine Center September 22-24 (details also included below).

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View our full list of programs using the button below. Programs are currently listed through February... we will have more added very soon!

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We want our programs to be available to all.

Spiritual deepening is for everyone. If you see a program listing that seems meaningful to you, but financial considerations are an obstacle to your participation, please know that we have scholarship funds set aside and available for this purpose. We want no one to be turned away due to financial restrictions.

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