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Shalom Spirituality Center Programs

 

January—September 2019

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Artisan Souls Creativity Group
Monthly Lifelong Learners


Facilitator: Mary Potter Kenyon & Guest Presenters

 


Monday January 14, Monday February 11
Tuesday March 12, Monday April 1, Monday May 6
6:30PM-8:30PM. Check-In Begins At 6:00PM


Were you the daydreamer in grade school? The child who stared out the window, entranced by a world that existed only in your imagination? Maybe you were the 'troublemaker' who read books hidden in your lap beneath the desk, or consistently colored outside the lines. Whether you’re ready to reinvigorate your childhood passion for all things creative, want your box of crayons back, or are looking for a way to connect with your inner artist and others who think outside the box, this new monthly group welcomes you! No artistic talent necessary, just an interest in discovering your particular gifts and having fun.

 

January 14: Art As Prayer with local artisan Susan Miller. Art becomes prayer with intention. Come explore color and form through creative expression as a way to hear God's voice and share God with others, and to jumpstart a more creative year.

 

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February 11: Beading For Beginners with Erin Neiers. Have you always wanted to learn how to make that beautiful necklace in the store window or the gorgeous earrings you spotted on a woman at a party? Learn basic stringing & wire techniques to make your own one-of-a-kind creation. (add $20 materials fee)

 

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March 12: Participatory Art Piece with John Schlimm. Join international award-winning author and artist John Schlimm in making a participatory art piece inspired by his THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours) that was installed at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in June 2016, and has been toured elsewhere around the USA and in Canada. (add $5 materials fee)

 

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April 1: Whimsical Painting with local artist Mary Jacobsen. On this April Fool’s Day, there’s no such thing as a foolish painting, but there is something to painting with whimsy. That means exploring acrylic painting. Bring a photo or idea of what you’d like to paint. (add $20 materials fee)

 

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May 6: Repurposed Art with Kristina Beytien of Upcycle Dubuque. Kristina will discuss her business that specializes in recycling items into art that would otherwise end up in landfills and share some examples of these upcycled art projects.

 

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Offering: $10 Base Price Per Session. Plus Additional Materials Fees Where Noted.

 

Register & Prepay By The Wednesday Before Each Session

 

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Spiritual Vision Board
Mind-Mapping And Envisioning God’s Plan For Your Life


Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon

 


Saturday, February 2, 9:00AM-11:30AM


A vision board is a tool that can empower you to visualize your direction in life, guiding your walk with God. We’ll begin the session with prayer as we meditate on Philippians 4:8, followed by a brief mind-mapping exercise as we brainstorm hopes, dreams, and goals for our future. We’ll then focus on aligning our will with God’s plans for us, using pictures from magazines and cork bulletin boards. Feel free to bring a copy of a Bible verse, inspirational quote, or photo to use as the central focus of your board. Bible verses on cardstock and bulletin boards provided.

 

Mary is the Program Coordinator for Shalom Spirituality Center. Mary is widely published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, including six “Chicken Soup” books. Her new book on creativity will be released in 2019 through Familius publishing. She was formerly the Senior Service librarian for the James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville.


Offering: $20. Includes All Materials.

 

Register & Prepay By Friday, January 18

 

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Centering Prayer


Facilitator: Marilyn Dansart

 


Mondays, 7:00PM-8:00PM
January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15
May 20, June 17, July 15, no August meeting


Monthly Centering Prayer gatherings at Shalom begin with 20 minutes of quiet, wordless prayer together. We then read together a short piece related to contemplative prayer, contemplative worship, or other topics on contemplative living, which is followed with time to share our thoughts and reflections regarding the reading. Centering Prayer is much more about what God can do in us than what we can do for God. Centering Prayer calls us to a spirit of openness and receptivity to God. Newcomers to the Centering Prayer Group are always welcome.

 

Marilyn completed a 3-year Spiritual Direction Preparation Program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI.


No Offering Required To Attend

 

Registration Not Required

 

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Prayer Project
Coffee, Conversation, And Intentional Prayer


Facilitator: Mary Potter Kenyon

 


Tuesdays, 9:00AM-10:00AM
Series 1: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5
Series 2: March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7


Based loosely on The Weekly Prayer Project book and following seven types of prayer found in the Bible, from gratitude and thankfulness to prayers of lament and intercession, each session of this seven-week series invites participants to be intentional in how they seek God as they pray for themselves and others in the group with specific prayer requests.

 

You Are Welcome To Attend Just Some Of The Sessions, Or All Of Them.


Offering: Freewill

 

Registration Is Appreciated, But Not Required

 

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New Year, Healthier You


Presenter: Bruna Melo

 


Saturday, January 26, 9:00AM-3:30PM


Begin your new year with a workshop focusing on healthy living. Former Brazilian pop-star Bruna Melo’s passion for a healthy lifestyle began with her own miracle recovery from a serious accident in 2014. The workshop includes Bruna’s testimony, music, laughter, healthy recipes, a creative endeavor, group dynamics, reflection, and relaxation with light yoga, along with a break for lunch.

 

Bruna is a contemporary Christian music singer from Rio de Janeiro-Brazil, where she released several popular CDs and appeared on multiple nation-wide Brazilian TV programs. Bruna also studied Digital Media Production at the University of Northern Iowa.


Offering: $30. Includes Lunch.
Bring A Friend And They Get In For Half Price! ($45 Total For Two People.)

 

Register & Prepay By Tuesday, January 22

 

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Faith Writers
Mini Writing Workshops


Facilitators: Mary Potter Kenyon & Sherri Edwards

 


Tuesdays, 6:30PM-8:00PM
January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30, May 28


Have you always wanted to write for publication? Is it your dream to someday see your byline in a magazine or your name on the cover of a book? Writing exercises will be included in each class. The series culminates with an opportunity to share writing for feedback and critique, and the option to continue as a monthly writer’s group.

 

January 29: Is God Calling You to Write? Discern if you're being called to write.

 

February 26: Expressive Writing Science. Science has proven that expressive writing can contribute to emotional and physical health. It can also lead to publication.

 

March 26: Breaking Into Publication By Writing Shorts. Learn why and how to get your smaller pieces published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, even while you are working on a book.

 

April 30: Business Basics Of Writing For Publication. Writing is a craft, but publishing is a business. Learn the best way to submit, how to write a query letter and synopsis, and the basics of marketing and promotion.

 

May 28: Writing, Reading, and Critiquing. Bring a sample of your writing to read for feedback.

 

Mary & Sherri


Offering: $10 Per Session. Or Save Money By Signing-Up For All Five Sessions For $40!

 

Register & Prepay By The Friday Before Each Session

 

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Live Like St. Francis
Bible Study


Facilitators: Mary Potter Kenyon & Sr. Marci Blum OSF

 


Thursdays, 6:30PM-8:00PM
January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7


In conjunction with Shalom’s 30th Anniversary, enjoy a weekly guided Bible study featuring Shalom Director Sr. Marci Blum’s book “Living Like Francis Today.” This book provides six faith-sharing sessions on Franciscan spirituality. Each session begins and ends with simple prayers from scripture or from St. Francis' writings. We will journey with Saint Francis of Assisi and each other in this interactive Bible study.


Offering: $18 Total For The Six Sessions. Includes Book.

 

Register & Prepay By Tuesday, January 29

 

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Reading That Matters Book Discussion Club
Book: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann


Facilitator: Eileen Miller OSF

 


Tuesday, February 5, 6:30PM-8:00PM


Books are available for purchase at Riverlights Bookstore.


Everyone is welcome to join in discussions of books that can impact how we look at our world and the people in it.

 

In Killers of the Flower Moon — a National Book Award finalist — author David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in Osage County, Oklahoma in the 1920s. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of ugly secrets and reversals. It is also an indictment of the callousness and prejudice towards American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long.

 


Sr. Eileen was the former Programming Director for Shalom and continues to facilitate reading & writing programs at the Center.

 

Offering: $6

 

Register By Monday, February 4

 

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Boundless Compassion


Facilitators: Sr. Suzanne Rubenbauer FSPA & Sr. Marci Blum OSF

 


Wednesdays, 6:00PM-7:30PM
February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 13, 20, 27


Using Sr. Joyce Rupp’s newly published book Boundless Compassion, participants will explore ways of being compassionate with oneself, others, and all of creation. Through this seven-week personal transformation process for deepening compassion, you will discover compassion from science, medicine, theology, spirituality, sociology, and psychology.

 

Sr. Suzanne is a La Crosse, WI Franciscan and a spiritual director. Sr. Marci is the Director of Shalom and also a spiritual director.

 

Offering: $30 For Program
"Boundless Compassion" Book: $18.95 / "Prayers Of Boundless Compassion" Book: $12.95

 

Register & Prepay By Monday, February 4

 

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TaizE Prayer


Musicians:
Jim Brimeyer, Sr. Carol Hemesath OSF, Sr. Marie Therese Kalb OSF, & Monthly Guests

 


Thursdays, 7:00PM-8:00PM
February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2,
June 6, no July or August meeting


A characteristic trait of Taizé Prayer is the use of repetitive prayers set to simple musical lines. Repetition is not a new phenomenon nor unique to Taizé. The use of repetitive prayer has a long history in Christian spirituality and liturgy (think: the Rosary). What is unique to Taizé Prayer is the adaptation of the repeated form to simple musical lines and gospel texts that can be sung. Those assembled are to immerse themselves in the simple but profound harmonies, letting themselves be carried by sung prayer. Another characteristic trait of Taizé Prayer worship is its use of silence, a very important dimension. The use of silence in Taizé reminds us to incorporate more silence into our daily worship rather than filling every moment with words or music.

 

Jim, Sr. Carol, & Sr. Marie Therese

 

The monthly prayer themes are as follows:

January 3rd: NOT MEETING!

February 7th: "Themes of Praise"

March 7th: "Loving & Forgiving"

April 4th: "Jesus, Precious Savior"

May 2nd: "Jesus Is Risen, Alleluia!"

June 6th: "God’s Mercy — Our God Is in This Place"

July 4th: NOT MEETING!

August 1st: NOT MEETING!

 

No Offering Required To Attend

 

Registration Not Required

 

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Valentine Evening For Couples
On The Road Again: A Marriage Journey


Presenters: Jim & Mary Humston

 


Sunday, February 10, 6:00PM-8:00PM


Bring your Valentine to our annual event planned just for you! Enjoy a delicious candle-light dinner in our cozy dining room, followed by a presentation from former Bellevue teachers. Jim and Mary Humston will share how to handle the busy bypasses of marriage so that crashing can be avoided, allowing couples to focus on lovely sight-seeing adventures and off-the-beaten-path surprises. For those who wish to attend, a 5:00PM Eucharistic liturgy in our chapel will include an opportunity to renew your loving commitment to one another.

 

The Humstons

 

Offering: $50 Per Couple

 

Register & Prepay By Tuesday, February 5

 

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NOTE: Please observe the registration deadlines for programs.


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Click on where it says “Click Here To Register” below any of the programs or retreats you would like to register for. This will transfer you to our online registration form.

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Complete the requested information on the form and click the “Submit” button at the bottom to send us your registration request.

 

For Phone Registration:

Call Shalom at 563-582-3592 to request registration for a program or retreat. Details for programs and retreats will be explained over the phone. If we are not available, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as we can.

 

For Email Registration:

Email Shalom at info@shalomretreats.org to request registration for a program or retreat. Include the event title, event date, your full name, address, and phone number.

 

For In-Person Registration:

1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

 

Our regular office hours are: 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.

 

For Postal Registration:

Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Include the event title, event date, your full name, address, email, and phone number.


Registrations are NOT confirmed/completed until we receive your full payment for programs or advance deposit for retreats.

The cost of programs and retreats are listed below their descriptions on the website and in the Shalom Spirit Newsletter and Shalom Retreats Brochure.

Your registration will be complete and confirmed via email when we receive your payment.

 

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Accepted Forms Of Payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover

 

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You may use this form to pay for your program or retreat online now with a debit/credit card:

 

Over-The-Phone:

You may call us at 563.582.3592 to register & pay over-the-phone with a credit/debit card.

 

In-Person:

You may visit the Center between 8AM and 4:30PM, Mondays through Fridays, to register & pay in-person with your payment card, instead of using the card payment form above, or in lieu of calling us.

 

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By Mail:

Mail your cash/check/money order payment (the amount is listed in each program description) to:

Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

 

Include the event title, event date, your full name, address, email, and phone number.


Make checks payable to: "Shalom Spirituality Center"

 

Be sure to mail-in your payment early so we receive it by the deadline date.

 

In-Person:

You may visit the Center between 8AM and 4:30PM, Mondays through Fridays, to register & pay in-person with cash, check, or money order.

 

Be sure to drop-off your payment early so we receive it by the deadline date.

 


Payment will secure your reservation and be credited to the offering for the program. Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.


NOTE: Please include your email address at the time of your registration or with your mailed deposit. You will receive a confirmation email of received payment within two days.

If you do not receive a confirmation from us, please send a follow-up email to: info@shalomretreats.org

 

For Programs/Retreats With Meals:

NOTE: Dietary Needs — Inform our cook Margie by telephone at 563-582-3592 of any diagnosed food allergies (not food preferences), including wheat & dairy, at least 7 days in advance of your stay. Fruits & vegetables are served with every meal to accommodate vegetarian & vegan diets. Any food desired beyond a typical omnivore diet is the responsibility of the individual if a doctor has not diagnosed an allergy/intolerance.

 

REFUND POLICY:

Refunds will be given if requested, provided the refund request is received a minimum three days prior to the event. A $5 handling fee will be subtracted from the refund amount. Retreats require a nonrefundable deposit. The nonrefundable deposit may be transferred to another retreat within the same calendar year.

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