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August 2019

Art Gallery Exhibit: The Lands We Share

August 2 10:00 am - September 30 5:00 pm

The Lands We Share exhibit is a project that focuses on the intersection of farming, land, ethnic culture and history in Wisconsin. The exhibit will feature the stories, histories, artifacts, images and sounds of six culturally and regionally distinct farms and farm sites and invites visitors to share their own stories, insights and questions.

September 2019

Join us in honoring the dawning of Fall through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome to these ecumenical, outdoor gatherings.

Film Screening: “Bidder 70”

September 24 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice.

Memory Cafe

September 26 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Sinsinawa Steppers will be walking in the fourth annual Mound Memory Walk from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Sinsinawa Mound. The walk supports people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, those caring for them, and area support programs. This year we walk to honor Sister Kathleen (Janetta) Loughrin, OP (1943-2019), and Joel Gorun (1941-2019).

October 2019

Fall Book Discussion: The Overstory

October 1 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Overstory explores the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that conflict and who are drawn up into its unfolding challenge.

Art Gallery: 29th Annual Quilt Exhibit

October 3 10:00 am - November 29 5:00 pm
Sinsinawa Museum Exhibit

Quilts to Warm Your Body and Comfort Your Soul
Visit us for the 29th annual quilt exhibit. The exhibit is fresh and unique each year as quilts can only be displayed once. Quilters who participate in the show have a connection to a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister or a Mound staff person

Sacred Lands Tour

October 3 6:30 pm - October 6 6:00 pm

This tour will take us on guided visits to indigenous sacred sites at Effigy Mounds National Monument (Harpers Ferry, IA) and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our guides will include the staff of Effigy Mounds, Rev. Robert Two Bulls (Lakota), Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican), and Larry Martin (Ojibwe).

ValLimar Jansen in Concert

October 4 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and join us for a multigenerational evening of music and worship. ValLimar is a highly regarded inspirational / catechetical speaker, singer, composer and recording artist. She sings a broad range of styles from traditional to contemporary. ValLimar has a long history of singing sacred music starting at the age of five.

Reading the Driftless Forest

October 12 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to read the stories of the Driftless Region's forest through clues to its history and current state of being. Ronald Lindblom, Land Stewardship Director, will guide the group in exploring the grounds of Sinsinawa Mound to learn how the forest has adapted to the geology and ecology of the Driftless Region and how the forest has changed in recent times due to human activity.

Compassion Begins Within

October 18 7:30 pm - October 19 4:30 pm

Self-compassion can be difficult when we do not treat ourselves with the same compassion as we offer to others. Self-compassion refers to relating to yourself with loving-kindness. We must first nurture compassion in ourselves before we can offer loving-kindness to others.

Canvas Painting: Witch’s Feet

October 22 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, Iowa will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. Bring your friends for a enjoyable and creative evening out!

From Education to Action! Join us for a day filled with celebration of all we have done; learning from others in our own region and across the state; and planning our next steps as a partnership.

End of Life and Dementia

October 24 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to communicate with a person in the late stage of dementia and understand their emotions. This program is offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Glass Ornament Class

October 26 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come use your creativity and have fun! With Barb's guidance, each student will design and decorate six fused glass ornaments or four ornaments and a small 4" tray.

Glass Bowl Class

October 26 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Glass artist Barb McKinlay will help you make a bowl of your own design. Learn about glass fusing, design, and decorating with pieces of glass, abstract shapes, pebbles, noodles, and stringers. Each participant will also make four abstract magnets with many options for creativity.

Memory Cafe

October 31 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Halloween - Fever River Puppeteers
A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

November 2019

Green Burials

November 2 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shedd Farley of Natural Path Sanctuary and the Farley Center (Verona, WI) will introduce participants to various methods of final disposition from ancient times through the 20th century and what may lie ahead in the 21st century. By looking at cultural, technical, and societal development, participants can better discern whether green burial or a different method is right for them.

Renewable Energy in Faith Communities Workshop

November 9 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light, RENEW Wisconsin, and other organizations for a workshop about renewable energy in faith communities. Participants will be introduced to a faith perspective on the moral and equity imperative for clean energy and be presented with opportunities for advancing clean energy at the personal or congregational level.

Songs of Celebration

November 10 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

20 years of Julien Chamber Choir.

Canvas Painting: Let’s Be Home

November 12 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide participants step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. Bring along your friends for a fun and creative evening out.

Celebrate Spirit! Behold the Divine Within

November 16 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

A Day of Reflection for Women

Gail enjoys celebrating the delightful story of women's spirit in all its forms, colors, and possibilities using sculpture, poetry, photography and music. She shares her wonderful collection of miniature sculptured figures, which represent many of the delightful and beautiful aspects of women's spirit flowing from the Divine light within. Her goal is to offer women an opportunity to witness and to celebrate their own preciousness. With a sense of gratitude and awe, Gail invites you to celebrate with her the fullness of what it is to be woman.

The Life and Times of George Wallace Jones

November 16 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sinsinawa Mound was at one point the seat of power for the vast Wisconsin Territory, which spanned from the Canadian border and Lake Michigan west to the Pacific Ocean. The Wisconsin Territory was the largest geographic territory or state in the Union of the States, and its author and public servant, General George Wallace Jones, was a national figure who originally came to the Tri-State area in 1828 and staked claim to Sinsinawa Mound and the surrounding 1,000 acres.

Memory Cafe

November 21 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

Voices Serving the Holy in All

November 22 7:00 pm - November 23 3:00 pm

This retreat is for people who don't sing and for people who love to sing. Songleader, Liz Rog will help us relax into the voices we were born to sing with as we share beautiful, playful, simple songs that can reshape the world. Come bring your voice to help create an island of sanity, a place of belonging. We'll learn songs that are relevant to the world we're tending, songs that are easy to carry home and keep singing in our everyday lives.

December 2019

Advent Taize Prayer

December 2 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prepare your heart for the gift of Christ's birth in the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music. The communal singing of this ecumenical worship will draw you into a deeper prayer experience at this most holy of seasons. Please join us.

Canvas Painting: Snowman

December 3 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, owner of Create It Art Studio, will guide you step by step how to paint your own canvas. All materials will be provided. Bring along your friends for a fun and creative evening out.

Grief Retreat: Journey towards Wholeness

December 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Throughout life, we experience the loss of people, places, and things. We will reflect on our losses and discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness.

This ecumenical service will be held to honor family and friends who have died. We are planning to honor our deceased loved ones by displaying a personalized ornament on a tree. The service is a living memorial and provides an opportunity for you and your family to experience a new and meaningful ritual. During this service you will be presented with the ornament to take and place in your home during the holiday season.

Advent Taize Prayer

December 9 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prepare your heart for the gift of Christ's birth in the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music. The communal singing of this ecumenical worship will draw you into a deeper prayer experience at this most holy of seasons. Please join us.

8th Annual Mother / Daughter Christmas NativiTea

December 14 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Moms, daughters, and other loved ones of all ages are invited to join us for this annual tea gathering. Wear your favorite holiday dresses, and girls, bring your dolls, too! We will be presenting tea, hot chocolate, canapés, and holiday desserts on the Mound’s Heritage Collection of porcelain plates and silver services. Nativities from around the world will be available for viewing in our Art Gallery.
Registration will not start until September 1, 2019.

Advent Taize Prayer

December 16 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prepare your heart for the gift of Christ's birth in the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music. The communal singing of this ecumenical worship will draw you into a deeper prayer experience at this most holy of seasons. Please join us.

Join us in honoring the longest night and shortest day of the year through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. Most of this session will take place indoors, though we'll have a small fire outdoors, as well as opportunity for contemplative time outdoors. All are welcome to this ecumenical gathering.

Forest Therapy Walk

December 22 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Forest Therapy is not a naturalist walk. Rather, it is a slow, meditative walk in nature that takes a holistic view to the physiological, mental, emotional, and psycho-spiritual benefits to be derived from an embodied contact with nature and aims to engage humans through their senses, not their intellects.

January 2020

Epiphany Prayer Service

January 5, 2020 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

As the Christmas season comes to a close, celebrate the feast of the Epiphany with the Sisters. This evening prayer will include musical reflections and a procession to the Christmas creche.

Memory Cafe

January 30, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

Perfectly Imperfect

January 31, 2020 7:30 pm - February 2, 2020 1:00 pm

Progress in our spiritual journey is not about achieving perfection. Rather it invites us to inquire openly and with compassion about finding how the divine expresses in our everyday lives.We often miss opportunities to deepen our spiritual growth by ignoring how our imperfections are actually the grist for the mill. Our imperfections are actually what we need to embrace in order to become free from old fears, doubts and self-doubts. Spiritual progress occurs only when we soften our self-aversion and begin to accept and relate wisely with deep compassion to what we judge to be imperfect.

February 2020

Come learn Native People's histories of the land that is Sinsinawa Mound. We'll draw from the Mascouten, Ho-Chunk, Potawatomi, and Meskwaki Nations. Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at UW-Platteville will lead this presentation. His recent work explores early indigenous and African American histories of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin.

Memory Cafe

February 27, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

March 2020

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 2, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Joy of Forgiveness

March 14, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Even though people have hurt  you and you cannot forget it, you can be free from grudges, resentment, self-defeating habits, and negative feelings. Forgiving is the only way to stop the  pain and bring hope for the future. Come on a "healing journey" though this practical retreat.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 16, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Memory Cafe

March 26, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

See What the Parables Have in Store for Us

March 27, 2020 6:30 pm - March 29, 2020 1:00 pm

Amidst the chaotic and violent atmosphere in which we live, have you been motivated to reflect on Jesus' parables lately? If, perhaps, you have come to such a reflection point, could you possibly imagine your discovery of Jesus' parables speaking to you

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 30, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

April 2020

Dan Schutte Concert

April 3, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

COME AND BE FED!  You've been singing Dan's beloved melodies for years. Now the composer of "Here I Am, Lord, " "City of God" and "Sing a New Song" wants to share his love of God with you.  Dan weaves stories, prayer and reflection with song, inviting all into a deeper relationship with God.

Glass Garden Stakes

April 18, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and design three 5”– 8” fused glass garden designs on 12” or 18” stakes depending on whether you want to use your stakes indoors or outdoors. Make flowers and butterflies in many colors or create your own design. If you don’t need garden stakes, you can make a large sun catchers to hang on your windows.

Glass Tray Class

April 18, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Glass artist, Barb McKinlay will help you make a 7.5" square tray of your own design. Learn about glass fusing, design, and decorating with pieces of glass, abstract shapes, pebbles, noodles, and stringers.

Yoga Retreat: Finding New Connectors to God

April 24, 2020 7:30 pm - April 26, 2020 1:00 pm

We will work toward finding paths that assist us to understanding how the Divine tries to connect with us, as we work towards connecting to the Divine power and bring awareness to where you are spiritually.  We will discuss various experiences of other people who have connected to the Divine and investigate how their experiences might assist us to understanding ours more fully.

Women of the Bible Drama

April 28, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Women of the Bible is a dramatic presentation told through several diverse voices of women for the Old and New Testaments. Anita Gutschick reaches back across the ages to vividly portray biblical women. Throughout the past 18 years, we have seen several different women come to life through this truly unique experience.

Women of the Bible Drama

April 29, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Women of the Bible is a dramatic presentation told through several diverse voices of women for the Old and New Testaments. Anita Gutschick reaches back across the ages to vividly portray biblical women. Throughout the past 18 years, we have seen several different women come to life through this truly unique experience.

Memory Cafe

April 30, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

May 2020

Memory Cafe

May 28, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

June 2020

Expansive Horizons of Faith

June 19, 2020 7:00 pm - June 21, 2020 1:00 pm

We are excited to have Diarmuid O'Murchu returning to Sinsinawa Mound Center for a retreat on the Expansive Horizons of Faith in the 21st century. In this age of mass information, new wisdom and insight comes our way on a daily basis, leading reflective people to question almost everything and seek out deeper meaning for faith and spirituality. This retreat will explore the ensuing challenges.

Memory Cafe

June 25, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

August 2020

Memory Cafe

August 27, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join our monthly gathering for people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, or early Alzheimer’s or other dementia to share common interests and friendship. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present.

September 2020

Praying & Painting Your Icon

September 17, 2020 8:00 am - September 20, 2020 5:00 pm

This retreat will include morning presentations on the history of iconography; origin of icon painting; material used in iconography (difference between woodenboard & wall); first icon painters; most famous icon painters; materials used in modern iconography; usage of ancient techniques in present time; and icon painting in traditional style. After the morning sessions, you will learn the process of icon painting and will be painting you own icon.

Memory Cafe

September 24, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

October 2020

David Haas in Concert

October 16, 2020 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Come join David for a musical and prayerful evening where we will sing and share the songs of prayer and the stories of faith that he has created ever the past 40 years. Some of David's well known songs include: "Song of the Body of Christ," "We Have Been Told," "Blest Are They," "You Are Mine," "We Are Called," and many others.

Memory Cafe

October 29, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

November 2020

Memory Cafe

November 19, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

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