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.
NEW! The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman Documentary and Discussion Series Mondays, July 20 through August 24; 6:30—8:00 pm Zoom participation only Donation: Free will offering In this documentary series, Morgan Freeman examines some of the fundamental forces that drive humanity including: love, freedom, peace, factionalism, power and rebellion. The thesis of the series is that people have more in common with each other than what divides them. Be introduced to amazing and courageous people as they share their compelling stories. Join us as we discuss the series and examine our own attitudes and beliefs. Participate in one or all of the sessions as availability allows. Zoom instructions will be provided upon registration.
NEW! ONLINE Bible Study: Paul’s Letters 2nd & 4th Mondays, beginning April 27, 6:30 – 8 pm Free will offering Bible study done via Zoom Meetings and can be accessed by phone or over the internet via a device or computer. Instructions will be sent upon registration. Facilitator: Kelly Lemens
Perhaps more than any other figure in early Christianity, Paul stands out as one who catapulted the Gospel-movement to a new level by virtue of his mission to non-Jews. Throughout his missionary travels, Paul established Christian communities all over the known world. The earliest New Testament writings consist of Paul’s letters to these communities to address questions and issues that arose. Unique among Paul’s letters, however, is his Letter to the Romans. In this Epistle, Paul introduces himself and his spirituality to a community he did not establish and hasn’t yet met. We begin our study of Paul’s letters here, getting to know this Apostle to the Gentiles as he would like to be introduced and learn his perspective on sin and the need for Christ's sacrifice, faith, righteousness, baptism, being led by the Holy Spirit and living a Christian life.
NEW! ONLINE Social Justice Book Series Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity by James Martin, SJ Thursdays, May 7 through June 18 (skip May 21); 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Will Donation; Participants order their book (Revised & Expanded Edition) through Amazon Book study done via Zoom Meetings and can be accessed by phone or over the internet via a device or computer. Instructions will be sent upon registration.
Many Christian communities around the world grapple with seeing the LGBT community as “the other”. James Martin, in this groundbreaking book, challenges church leaders to reach out to the LBGT community with greater compassion and openness. Fr. Martin turns to three virtues – respect, compassion, and sensitivity – as a model for how church leadership and LGBT Christians can move together on a “two-way bridge” toward reconciliation and love. Although written for Catholics, Building a Bridge’s universal message of compassion applies to any Christian community struggling with this divisive issue. Join us for an open, respectful dialogue and be equipped with resources and spiritual exercises for the LBGT community, their families and their friends.
In addition to ordering the book, we ask that you please register here.
ONLINE Bible Basics Saturdays, May 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13, 20 9:00-10:30 a.m. Facilitators: Kelly Lemens Donation: Free-will offering Have you ever wondered how we got the Bible? Who were its authors? Why is it so hard to read? Is the Bible meant to be read literally or figuratively? The Bible Basics series answers these questions and many more. Learn the anatomy of the Bible, its organization, authors, and main themes. We wrap up the series with practical advice on how to read the Bible and develop good Scripture reading habits. Join us for a fun and enlightening pilgrimage through the Bible. Bibles may be purchased before class at an additional cost or participants may bring their own. Click here to register.
Spirituality Book Club Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Online option listed above.) or Thursdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m. (Temporarily suspended) 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.
Bereavement Support Group every 1st and 3rd Tuesday (Temporarily suspended) 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 (Temporarily suspended) 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. - 5:00 p.m. Additional availability by appointment.