Spiritual Living & Support programs are opportunities to grow as selves or in group environments suited to the unique needs of the individual participants. Many of these opportunities are offered in ongoing programs to allow for spiritual growth in a supportive and friendly setting.
Spirituality Book Club Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. or Thursdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Facilitator: Kelly Lemens
This group provides encouragement and fellowship for anyone looking to delve deeper into different areas of Spirituality. Join other seekers in studying a faith topic using a variety of genres followed by reflection, discussion and prayer. For more information, contact Kelly Lemens: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARTING JANUARY 8: Wednesday Group will be reading Faith Unraveled by Rachel Held Evans. For more information or to register online, click here.
STARTING JANUARY 9: Thursday Group will be reading Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle. For more information or to register online, click here.
Social Justice Book Series: Evicted Tuesdays, January 14-March 3 10:00-11:30 a.m. Donation: $15 (Includes book) Facilitator: Kelly Lemens
In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Join us as we read this eye-opening book and discuss poverty, the systems that hold the marginalized back, and what we as individuals can do to combat this. Click here to register.
The Life You’ve Always Wanted By John Ortberg Thursdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm January 23 through March 5 Facilitator: Phil Block Donation: $15 Participant book (not required): additional $10
Do you feel like there is more to Christianity than what you’ve experienced? What does true spiritual life really look like? What keeps you from living such a life? Join us as we explore the ancient path of spiritual disciplines that lead to transformation. Each session will begin with a short dvd presentation followed by group discussion. Click here to register.
Financial Peace Begins Monday, January 27th 6:30 – 8:00 pm Donation: $15 (does not include Toolkit) Facilitator: Kelly Lemens Tool kit suggested but not required. Check it out at https://fpu.com/1052972.
FINANCIAL PEACE – is that a dream for you and your family? How would your life be different if you were 100% debt-free? If your financial situation is not getting you where you dream of being, there is help. In just 9 weeks, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University gives tools and resources to save money and get out of debt. Money matters; return to God’s way of handling money by following an easy-to-learn, practical step-by-step way. We took the FPU class last January and it was the best thing we ever did! We learned the value of having a budget and were able to pay off over $14,000 in debt our first year. We are on our way to becoming debt free!! ~ Dan and Diane Click here to register.
Lenten Book Study: Your Sorrow is My Sorrow Mondays, February 24-April 6 9:00-10:30 a.m. Donation: $20 (Includes book) Facilitator: Kelly Lemens
The painful pieces of Mary’s life help us to get through our own rough-edged moments. She, too, questioned what was confusing and unclear, needed others to be with her in her pain, and reflected on experiences to find meaning. How did she endure? What gave her strength? With the exquisite prose and poetry that has always graced her writing, Joyce Rupp mines the multiple meanings of important images in the Bible. Included are: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, Jesus lost in the temple, Mary seeing Jesus carrying the cross, Mary at the foot of the cross, Mary receiving Jesus' dead body, and Jesus being laid in the tomb. Join us in this 7-week study as we discover how Mary walks with us in what is most difficult in our lives. Click here to register.
Spiritual Companioning for Educators – Information Meeting Wednesday, March 4, 4:00-5:00 pm Facilitator: Ruth Hoenick Donation: Free-will offering
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. Your presence and mindfulness may be what you & your students need. Spiritual companioning is the process of sharing one's sacred stories with a trained, compassionate listener. It can be helpful to anyone seeking spiritual growth, healing, or a deeper connection with the Divine and others. It is a time-honored practice of compassionate, non-judgmental listening to another in a safe setting where what is shared is held with reverence and confidentiality. So why one on one or a group for educators? The teaching profession is demanding. Educators are challenged to balance life tasks, teaching, and family. There are the conundrums of today’s classroom. Whether a teacher in a private or public school, bringing spiritual practices to our teaching can soften the days troubles. It can support us in dealing with students, parents and colleagues. Whether one on one, or in a group, seeking counsel with a spiritual companion can put delight, pleasure, and gifts into your day. This informational meeting may help you better understand how spiritual practices dovetail with a life as an educator. Click here to register.
Bereavement Support Group every 1st and 3rd 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
Sacred Circle every 1st Friday 1:00 pm—3:00 pm Facilitator: Kelly Lemens Donation: Free-will offering
Sacred Circle is for anyone desiring a deepening in awareness of themselves and the Divine, the opportunity to explore their own inner territory, and dialogue with other seekers about the journey. Through contemplation and compassionate dialogue, Sacred Circle provides sacred space for compassionate listening, both to our inner selves and to others, in a way that restores our sense of self and the Divine. No registration necessary.
Spiritual Resource Library - Featuring NEW TITLES! 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
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. - 6:30 p.m. Additional availability by appointment.