How to Compost at Home Saturday, June 19, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Facilitator: Dr. Nicole Tautges, PhD Suggested Donation: $20 Turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutritious fertilizer for your garden and yard! Armed with a little knowledge, you will be all set to decrease your garbage volume, generate your own fertilizer and soil health-building amendment, and even contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions by keeping organic wastes out of the landfill! Home composting is a win-win-win for your garden and environmental impact.
In this workshop, we will cover:
The microbiology of composting
How to balance your inputs to get good-quality compost
Equipment and methods of composting
How to use your compost
Presenter bio: Dr. Nicole Tautges, PhD is an agroecologist and native of Wisconsin passionate about helping humans do their part to maintain wildlife biodiversity and especially the native bees, birds, butterflies, and bats of Wisconsin. She has over a decade of experience in seeding and growing native plants and flowers, as well as vegetables and grain crops.
Contemplative Movie Series: Time of the Sixth Sun Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28; 6:30-8:00 p.m. Donation: Free will offering
Time of the Sixth Sun is a documentary film about the shift in global consciousness taking place among youth and the spiritual-but-not-religious. Grounded in Indigenous and First Persons Spirituality, this film explores the emerging movement to walk more softly upon the Earth, to re-connect with ancestral wisdom and to reverence the symbiotic relationship between humanity, nature and the element. Drawing upon ancient wisdom from the Indigenous Elders and insights from pioneers in science, physics and human psychology, the film invites viewers into an intimate and authentic experience of a world in transition. Join us for this three-part series of learning about then exploring and reflecting upon this awakening and transformation in global consciousness. Registration requested here.
Bereavement Support Group Every 1st Tuesday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm Facilitators: Kelly Lemens & Ken Kasprzak Donation: Free-will offering The journey through grief is not easy. There is help along the way - it can come from those around you, like family and friends, or others who have experienced grief before you. You’ll have the opportunity to process your own unique experience while receiving the comfort and support from others who have personally experienced loss. No registration necessary
Spiritual Resource Library Available during center hours Our library features a variety of books, cd's and dvd's on a wide variety of topics, available to check out, to foster personal and spiritual well being. We also have a well-lit library space with comfortable seating that offers the peace and solitude for readers to dive into whatever books they wish to explore while they visit.
Healing Hands By appointment Facilitator: Maria Giordano, HCT Investment: $55 for a one-hour session
Hands on healing is a complementary healing technique for stress-reduction and relaxation to improve health and well-being. Hands on healing combines deep breathing, meditation, and light touch to bring balance to your body, mind, and spirit. Benefits include: releases stress and pain, calms anxiety and depression, enhances the immune system, improves sleep patterns, and maintains health. Contact Maria at email@example.com to book an appointment.
Day of Solitude Based upon availability Facilitator: Kelly Lemens Donation: $35, includes optional spiritual companioning session and simple meal
Yearning for a day to unplug and pause from the demands of life? You are invited to spend a day of solitude at the Center where you are given permission to simply BE. Solitude offers a place to listen to and rest in God. Choose a day that works for you. Begin and end the day with prayer and a Spiritual Companion. You will be offered a private, comfortable room and a simple meal. Options include attending Daily Prayer, using our art supplies, enjoying a walk along the nearby walking trail or lakefront, and meeting with Kelly Lemens, Spiritual Companion, if you wish. Click here to register
Spiritual Companioning for Those Dealing with Addiction There is spiritual help and support for those dealing with addiction themselves and/or their family members. Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and other 12 step programs are a means of dealing with a physical, emotional and spiritual disease. Yet, sometimes more space is needed to tend to the soul, to healing, to exploring spiritual choices. Sponsorship is vital in working a recovery program, yet a trained spiritual guide may be what you are looking for. A Place To Be would like to provide that sacred circle for both individual and small group sharing and listening. A companion will journey with you to investigate and navigate your spiritual path. Spiritual Companion Ruth Hoenick has a solid understanding of the impacts of alcoholism and addiction and welcomes you to join her. For more information, email Ruth directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect over LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-a-huige-hoenick-28422a11/ .
Would you like to participate in our programs but struggle to fit them into your busy schedule? These are the programs that we currently offer with an online course option. Register online and we will contact you with the login information for the course. There you will be able to participate in group discussions, get feedback on your questions, and explore more deeply the spiritual topic being discussed at your own pace.
Radical GraceVirtual Retreat Facilitator: Kelly Lemens Suggested Donation: $50
The spiritual journey invites us to examine closely those things that get in the way of our relationship with the Divine. Radical grace is needed to help us in the process. In this retreat, we explore three movements that get us closer and closer to a pure heart, to “will the one thing” – union with the Divine. Through Radical Hospitality, we open our heart to ourselves; Radical Humility invites us deeper and deeper into our impure hearts; which will ultimately lead us into Radical Transformation into who we are created to be. Each movement of this retreat includes prayer, reflection and an artistic exercise intended to bring us deeper into the material and into our own personal journey. Also included is 1 hour spiritual companioning session with Kelly Lemens to explore and unpack the retreat experience, if desired. All materials provided at no extra cost. Access to videos and retreat materials provided upon registration. Register here.
The Sacred Art of Fasting by Rev. Thomas Ryan Facilitator: Kelly Lemens Donation: $20
Fasting is a religious tradition practiced in some form by nearly every faith tradition throughout the world. The Sacred Art of Fasting invites us to explore the practical approaches, spiritual motivations, and physical benefits of this ancient practice by looking at the ways it is observed in several faith traditions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Inspiring personal reflections and encouragement from people who practice fasting answer questions and reveal how to incorporate fasting into your spiritual life. Register here.
A Journey Through The Bible Facilitator: Kelly Lemens Donation: $25 Focusing on the historical books of the Old Testament, this narrative approach to studying the Bible gives the big picture of salvation history and shows how everything ties together. Based on The Great Adventure Bible Study by Jeff Cavens, we will explore individual events as well as the overall story God’s relationship with His people that ties together and makes sense of all the books of the Bible. Once we get a grasp of this “big picture,” Scripture comes to life and makes sense; we begin to see how our lives fit in God’s loving plan. All are welcome—no previous Bible study experience necessary. Register here.
A Place to Be Spirituality Center Physical Address: 166 W Dekora St Saukville, WI 262-277-1928 Mailing Address: 1800 N Wisconsin St Port Washington, WI 53074 Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Additional availability by appointment.