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.
Walking in the FootPrints of Jesus: A Discipleship Journey 4th Tuesday of the month: 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, 6/25; 6:30—8:00 pm Facilitator: Mark Goeden & John Tisdale Donation: Free-will offering
As Christians, we all have one fundamental baptismal identity: we are disciples of Jesus Christ. A disciple entrusts their very selves in the person of Jesus Christ and strives to be like Christ more and more every day. Discussions center around the monthly discipleship materials prepared and distributed by the St. John XXIII Evangelization Team. Come and share, ask questions and learn along with others as we travel together on our discipleship journey. No registration necessary.
The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg Mondays 6:30 pm—8:00 pm May 20 through July 1 Suggested donation: $15 Participant book (not required): additional $10
Just as our physical bodies are constantly being shaped and formed, so is our spirit always being formed. What we read, conversations we engage in, the prayers that we pray or don’t pray—all shape our inner life, for better or worse. Do you desire transformation in your inner, spiritual life? John Ortberg, evangelical Christian author, speaker and senior pastor, helps us explore how to shape our life around activities that create space for God to transform our lives. Sessions include a short video followed by small group discussion facilitated by Phillip L. Block. Please register here.
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.
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
Men’s Scripture Study Every Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 am Facilitators: George Ploof & Mark Goeden Donation: Free-will offering
Join other men in reading and reflecting on Sunday scripture readings. This is an ecumenical group. No registration necessary.
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.
Wednesday Group will be reading Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge, starting May 1. For more information or to register online, click here.
Thursday Group will be reading Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving, starting May 2. 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.