The Wellness Team is excited to introduce a new ministry that focuses on equipping the congregation with practical life tools and applications.
March 17th Sleep Seminar with Dr. Hsia
Attending to our sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Be open to different cultures and respect other religions.
Define personal values and ethics and make decisions that complement them.
Spend time alone in personal reflection.
Be in the 'here and now.'
As Christians we have a particular framework from which to work as we attend to our sense of purpose and meaning in life. We understand that our very being is defined by God and our
purpose and meaning can never be viewed separate from that truth. But the tools to explore this dimension of our journey contribute to the universal definition of spirituality while engaging our own tradition.
• April 28 -- A Life of Prayer: Often, a deeper relationship with God means a new way of praying; a deeper way of praying than perhaps we have been used to. Centering Prayer is a receptive form of prayer that fosters intimacy with the living Christ. It is a method of Christian meditation, distilled from the ancient teachings of the Christian tradition. Please come and meet our presenter Philippa (Pippa) Curry from the Contemplative Outreach, Ltd as she teaches us the history and practice of Centering Prayer.
Philippa received her Spiritual Direction Formation training from both Stillpoint: Center for Christian Spirituality and from the Institute in Retreat/Spiritual Direction. She helped others explore their call to the ministry of spiritual direction as a supervisor at the Institute in Retreat/Spiritual Direction on the campus of Mt. St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Philippa lives in Monrovia with her husband, Chuck, a retired Los Angeles City Firefighter/Paramedic. They have two grown daughters, Molly and Madeline.
• May 19 – Remembering Your Story: Join us as we introduce the process of Remembering Your Story using Richard Morgan’s book of the same title. Readers are invited to connect their faith stories with others and with God’s story as revealed in scripture. Morgan guides readers to deeper memories of God’s presence in all portions of their lives. You will find this book offering blessings as you discover God working throughout your journey.
• June 2 - Book Study: Soul Space shares the compelling story of a family’s journey to create places of beauty and welcome in a global guest retreat space and gardens. They wanted to honor the life and compassionate spirit of their 25-year-old daughter Krista Hunt Ausland who was killed while volunteering with her husband Aaron in Bolivia.
After launching the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship that encourages other young adults engaged in volunteer service, the Hunts replaced a dilapidated barn with the ‘Hearth’ and gardens that centers many gatherings. With 180 beautifully illustrated photographs, this coffee-table style book invites readers to imagine how anyone can cultivate their own Hearth spaces. Creating such intentional places will gift their families, friends and communities with warmth and welcome, much needed in today’s world.
Linda Lawrence Hunt is the co-founder of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, award-winning author of several books, and retired Director of the Whitworth University Writing Program. A University of Washington graduate, she earned her Ph.D. from Gonzaga University. A two-time cancer survivor, Linda enjoys speaking around America on bold-spirited resilience and hope during difficult times. An irrational, passionate gardener, she and her husband Jim find delight in sharing the daily miracles within several global gardens surrounding the Hearth.