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.
Bible Basics Tuesdays: Sept 10, Sept 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 12 10:00 am—11:30 am Facilitator: Kelly Lemens Donation: $15
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. Receive practical advice on how to read the Bible and tips to 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.
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe By Richard Rohr Thursdays: Oct. 3, 17, 31, Nov. 7, 21, Dec. 5, 12 6:30-8:00 p.m. Facilitators: Liz Evans & Kelly Lemens Cost: $25, includes book
The revelation of the Risen Christ as universal and eternal was clearly affirmed in the Scriptures and in the early church. Gradually after the Great Schism of 1054, however, we lost this profound understanding of how God has been liberating and loving all that is. Perhaps now is the time to reclaim this deep mode of seeing: · What if Christ is a name for the transcendent within of every “thing” in the universe? · What if Christ is a name for the immense spaciousness of all true Love? · What if Christ refers to an infinite horizon that pulls us from within and pulls us forward too? · What if Christ is another name for everything – in its fullness?
It’s time we deeply explore these questions about Christ and the shape of reality for each of us. This revelation transforms the way we see and live, and offers us the deep and universal meaning that is so lacking in our world today.
Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Richard Rohr offers us a transformative view of Jesus Christ as God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them.” Jesus’s life declares that humanity has never been separate from God. When we embrace this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God and more about learning to recognize the Creators’ presence all around us and in everyone we meet.
Join us as we explore what it means that Jesus was called “Christ,” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our world. Click here to register.
Basic - Francis Chan Mondays, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, & 16 6:30-8:00 p.m. Facilitator: Phil Block Donation: $15
Do we let the Holy Spirit lead us? In today’s world, it is so easy to get pulled away from the basics of our beliefs that we get entangled in the noise and lose the message. Basic is a seven-part series of short films led by Francis Chan, author, preacher and former pastor, who challenges us to reclaim spirituality as scripture describes it: follow Jesus, fellowship, teaching, prayer and communion. Join us for an open discussion around matters of faith as Jesus intended it to be. Each session will begin with the short film followed by small group discussion. Click here to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
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.
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
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: email@example.com.
Wednesday Group will be studying Paul: The Missionary Disciple starting August 7. For more information or to register online, click here.
STARTING OCTOBER 10: Thursday Group will be reading Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Gobash. For more information or to register online, click here.
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.
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.