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October 2020

The National Book Award finalist by the masterful Ojibwe storyteller has been described as "profoundly moving" and "nothing less than dazzling."
This discussion will cover roughly the first half the book. The discussion is free but registration is required.

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 along your friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out! Space will be limited to 10 people with one person at a table.

John Keats wrote that "the poetry of earth is never dead," and, indeed, from the Georgics of Virgil, with its sections on animal husbandry and beekeeping, to more contemporary poems by poets like Wendell Berry and Maurice Manning, the land has always been a fertile subject for poets to celebrate and mourn. In this webinar, we'll read and consider four poems by Wendell Berry, Joanna Klink, Jared Carer, and Marianne Boruch.

Over the centuries there have been many misunderstandings about Mary Magdalene. Who was she really? What was her role in the early Church? What does she have to say to us today?

This is a recorded two day retreat presented by Dan Schutte. The retreat will be followed up with a live zoom Q & A meeting with Dan on Thursday, October 22 from 7-8 p.m CST. Each day's presentation is approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours with reflections and music. A digital workbook/prayer journal is included. The two days can viewed anytime between October 19 and prior to the zoom meeting on October 22.

This National Book Award finalist by the masterful Ojibwe storyteller has been described as "profoundly moving" and "nothing less than dazzling." This discussion will cover roughly the last half of the book. The discussion is free but registration is required.

"As rural Wisconsin's fortunes declined, its political importance has grown," writes journalist Dan Kaufman in a recent national article on the importance of Wisconsin ahead of the 2020 election. In this far-reaching interview with Curt Meine (environmental historian; co-editor, Driftless Reader) we will delve into the political importance of rural Wisconsin, the realities of America's urban-rural divide, the transformation and challenges of today's agriculture, and more.

November 2020

This presentation is designed to open minds and hearts in new ways, to provoke thought by challenging our cultural conditioning about a difficult topic that touches many of us, and to offer hope and consolation to those who accompany loved ones through the journey of diminishing cognitive capacities that are the hallmark of Alzheimer's and other diseases of dementia.

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 along your friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out! Space will be limited to 10 people with one person at a table.  

You Are Not Alone (via Zoom)

November 21 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We need songs and songs need us, and there are perfect songs for times such as this. They are simple, meaningful, and powerful songs that you can learn easily and then carry with you through your days: songs to call and sing to a friend who's lonely, sad, grieving; songs to comfort, to inspire, encourage; songs to sing to the trees and the creatures; songs for gratitude and joy.

December 2020

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

This live stream 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. This live-streamed service is a living memorial and provides an opportunity for you and your family to experience a new and meaningful ritual.

January 2021

Weaving together science specific to Alzheimer's disease, spirituality, and the artful practice of improvisation, this introductory workshop/presentation offers caregivers an experience that is informative, inspiring, empowering, and engaging. Participants will learn the most important technique for communicating with persons living with Alzheimer's or dementia: Accepting what is.

February 2021

Embracing the Chaos (via Zoom)

February 6, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How often do we feel at the mercy of the events of our lives? Does it seem like the chaos is what is running the show! So much of our emotional, physical and, especially, spiritual energies are spent trying to limit and control chaos. In this retreat, we will explore how what we refer to as chaos is really the "stuff" of our spiritual growth.

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585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824
608-748-4411

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