Five Oaks Adult Programs Winter/Spring 2008 Spiritual Practices Certificate Series A series of programs created in response to the General Council’s Call to Purpose which states ‘we want to learn & lean into spiritual practices…’ To obtain the certificate participants must attend all six programs in the series. They are marked in our program listing below & include practices of Meditation, Movement, Community, Discernment, Food & the Labyrinth. Register by January 28 for the series. The programs can be taken individually. Cost: $115 for series or $20 per program - except Labyrinth event is $45. Day Away First Wednesday of each month, 9am-4pm. Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7, June 4. Come away for a day of spiritual nourishment led by Five Oaks Spiritual Guides. Cost: $35 (includes light lunch); $50 includes Spiritual Guide for one session Guided Silent Retreats Be led in conversation with the Holy Spirit facilitated by Five Oaks Spiritual Guides. Jan. 13-18, Sun. 7pm-Fri. 3pm Cost: $795 Jan. 18-20, Fri. 7pm-Sun. 3pm Cost: $325 Apr. 25-27, Fri. 7pm-Sun. 3pm Cost: $325 Discernment: Finding God’s Way Jan. 14-16, Mon. 9:30am-Wed. 4pm A conversation led by Mardi Tindal & others with interest in personal or group discernment to deepen skills & further exploration. Cost: $245 ($270 after Dec. 21) Ministry with the Whole Youth: From White-bread Programs to Whole Grain Ministry (Neos) Jan. 18-20, Fri. 7pm – Sun. with lunch Jessie Negropontes & Chris Giffen seek to empower participants to imagine, risk & create ways of engaging & transforming our church through holistic ministry with youth. Cost: $250 ($275 after Dec. 21) Mindfulness in Daily Matters (Spiritual Practices Series) Jan. 28, Mon. 7-9:30pm Experience meditation practices that bring mindfulness to daily activities & express Spirit in the world with Dr. Parmjit Singh & Rosalind Grant. Cost: $20 for event, $115 for Series Winter Family Camp Feb. 1-3, Fri. 7 pm – Sun. after lunch A winter escape with something for everyone! Cost: $195 (adults), $165 (12-15 yrs), $135 (4-11 yrs), $80 (under 4) Register by Jan. 18 Male Spirituality: Strength in Weakness Feb. 11-14, Mon. 1pm – Thurs. after lunch Grow in spirit, wisdom & understanding as we explore times of transition in our lives led by Colin Snyder, Monty Gray & David Reid. Cost: $300 ($330 after Jan. 14) Male Spirituality Weekend Feb. 15-17, Fri. 7pm – Sun. after lunch Come & be yourself in a beautiful place with other men of spirit. Cost: $210 ($235 after Jan. 18) Lenten Dialogue: Word & Image Feb. 20, Wed. 9:30am-4pm Explore the Lenten story through works of art that inspire, evoke meaning & take us to places of discovery. Learn how to ‘read’ & interpret an image as scripture with Robin McGauley. Cost: $80 ($90 after Feb. 6) Movement as Spiritual Practice (Spiritual Practices Series) Feb. 25, Mon. 7-9:30pm An evening with Karen Dale to encounter movement as a way of expressing & exploring our spiritual selves. Cost: $20 for event, $115 for Series Faith Formation: Moving From Welcoming to Belonging Feb. 29-Mar. 1, Fri. 4pm registration (5:30 supper) – Sat. 4:30pm Be equipped & empowered to deepen discipleship & broaden community in your congregation. Cost: $105 Work Camp March 3-5, Mon. 10am – Wed. 3pm Join Tom Hunt, Richard Yake & Five Oaks staff for one or a few days of service & fellowship. Donations appreciated for lunch. Where Two or Three are Gathered: Nurturing Community as Spiritual Practice (Spiritual Practices Series) March 31, Mon. 7-9:30pm Join Robin McGauley for an experiential evening of learning ways to foster life-giving community in your context. Cost: $20 for event, $115 for Series Things They Never Told Me About Jesus April 1-3, Tues. 12:30 with lunch – Thurs. after lunch Be led by John Bell in an exploration of essential aspects of Jesus’ life which are lacking in the witness of the Church. Cost: $325 ($360 after March 4) Meditative Retreat with Sharon Moon April 9, Wed. 9:30am-4:30pm Five Oaks is pleased to accept this invitation of the Francis Sandy Theological Centre to join with their learning circle & Sharon on this day of guided meditation. Cost: $80 ($90 after March 26) Gospel of Matthew: Story, History & Tradition April 11-13, Fri. 6pm with supper-Sun. after lunch Learn about the Gospel in its original context & interpretations through the centuries with Jewish New Testament Scholar Amy-Jill Levine. Cost: $365 ($400 after Mar. 14) Discernment as Prayerful Decision-Making (Spiritual Practices Series) April 14, Mon. 7-9:30pm Explore ways to include God in decision making processes with Miriam Frey. Cost: $20 for event, $115 for Series Licensed Lay Leaders/Lay Preachers Program April 18-20, Fri. 5:30pm with supper-Sun. after lunch One of several units led by Peter & Olga McKellar to train as a Licensed Lay Worship Leader. Focus of weekend is Christian Spirituality. Cost: $275 ($305 after Mar. 21) Culture Shock: Discerning Youth Culture (Neos) April 18-20, Fri. 7:30pm – Sun. after lunch Join Donna Ellis, Diane Matheson, Monique Goold & others to explore youth culture today & how it informs our ministry. Cost: $250 ($275 after Mar. 21) Young Adult Mini-Retreat (Ages 18-30) May 4, Sun. 3-8 pm Take time away for activities, worship & friends. Cost: $20 Eating As Spiritual Practice (Spiritual Practices Series) May 5, Mon. 7-9:30pm Join Mardi & Doug Tindal to explore spiritual practices related to food. Cost: $20 for event, $115 for Series The Greening of our Faith May 9-11, Fri. 7pm – Sun. after lunch Join keynote speaker Rosemary Radford Ruether & leaders Elizabeth May, Tony Maas, Stephen Dixon & First Nations elders for a discussion of the environmental issues affecting us locally & globally. Explore what faithful & practical responses we can embrace & implement in our lives & communities. Cost: $325 ($360 after Apr. 11). Adults who pay full price bring a youth/young adult under 30 for reduced rate of $200. Delighting in God: Discerning what Matters Most in our Faith June 13-15, Fri. 7pm – Sun. after lunch A retreat with Nancy Cocks to reflect on God’s invitation to take delight in times of rest & renewal. Cost: $275 ($305 after May 16) Common Life Community Discernment Evening June 16, Mon. 7-9:30pm Come to consider how Common Life could help you participate in God’s healing work. Cost: $20 Labyrinth Events with Lauren Artress Labyrinth Retreat: Rediscovering the Divine from Within June 20-21, Fri. 7pm – Sat. 4pm Walking the labyrinth, journaling & discussion to help us find our sacred path. Cost: $265 ($295 after May 23) Labyrinth Solstice Walk: The Four Directions (Spiritual Practices Series) June 21, Sat. 5:30 with supper-9:30pm Mark the summer solstice with a meditative walk. Cost: $45 for event, $115 for Spiritual Practices Series Labyrinth Retreat for Spiritual Guides & Directors June 22, Sun. 9am-5pm Explore the importance of being present & asking the questions that open us to inspiration & truth. Cost: $125 ($140 after May 24) Labyrinth Facilitator’s Training June 23-24, Mon. 9am-Tues. 5pm Be equipped & empowered to introduce the labyrinth to others. Interested participants will fill out an application with Veriditas www.veriditas.net.
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