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.
End of Life Planning Tuesday, September 17 6:30-7:30 p.m. Facilitator: Eernisse Funeral Home Donation: Free-will offering RSVP requested
Pre-planning our own or a loved one’s funeral ensures our wishes have been made known and the details taken care of. Pre-planning your final wishes also may shield the family from unnecessary emotional and financial burden. Join us to learn more about pre-arrangements, veteran benefits, cremation, burials, and more. Click here to RSVP.
Repentance Through a Rabbi’s Eyes Date and time TBD Location: The Shul Synagogue, 8825 N Lake Drive, Bayside (carpooling from APTB available) Presenter: Rabbi Avremi Schapiro Donation: $15
Christian tradition and liturgy is situated in and grew out of its foundation in Jewish tradition. Although they share a common origin, each developed in different ways. Join us as Rabbi Avremi Schapiro explores how Jewish tradition is the basis for how many Christians celebrate their faith today. Our evening will begin with a tour of the synagogue, followed by Rabbi Schapiro’s presentation followed by hospitality. 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
What would church look like today if we let the Holy Spirit lead? Basic is a seven-part series of short films led by Francis Chan, author, preacher and former pastor, who challenges us to reclaim church as scripture describes it: follow Jesus, Holy Spirit, fellowship, teaching, prayer and communion. 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 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.
That Man is You (TMIY) 13-week sessions Wednesdays, 6:00—7:00 am starting September 11 Facilitated by George Ploof & Mark Goeden –or– Sundays, 6:15—7:15 pm starting September 15 Facilitated by Chuck Lanser & Ed Quentin Donation: Free-will offering
A Catholic, interactive men’s program focused on the development of men in the modern world. It combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families, and greater society.
Wednesday Morning Group: The Vision of Man Fully Alive This program enables men to experience authentic freedom as sons of God. Through living the three-fold mission of abiding presence, joyful service, and loving sacrifice, their hearts and homes will experience the joy that God desires. We will journey directly to the three spiritual foods that Christ himself proclaims: The Eucharist, The Word of God, and the Will of God. Sunday Evening Group: The Battle Over the Bride This program helps men grasp the depth and beauty of the Church’s vision of love and marriage by considering seven “moments” in the Catholic Nuptial Mass, provides a mystical vision of the beauty of love that lies hidden behind the “mundane details” of everyday life, and relates stories from around the globe of couples who have lived the mystery of love to its very end.
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 studying Paul: The Missionary Disciple starting August 7. For more information or to register online, click here.
Thursday Group will be reading How to See YOURSELF as You Really Are by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, starting August 8. 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.