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February 2017

Group Spiritual Direction

GROUP SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Offered by Journey Center East Bay and Led by Linda Simmons Harder A five-month journey to connect and explore You are invited to join a small community of individuals who seek to pay attention to the movement of God in their life. This time is set aside for silence, honoring our journeys, and contemplatively listening and responding to what we hear in another’s story. It is designed to open space for God to speak. Our first gathering…

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February 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

September 2017

Glimpses of Grace – A 4 Day Retreat for Women

Glimpses of Grace-A  4 Day Retreat for Women:  September 21st,  Thursday at 1 PM through September 24th, Sunday at Noon.  This retreat offers time for personal prayer and reflection, outdoor walking/hiking, rest, relaxation, disconnecting as well as time for sharing “glimpses of grace” unique to each participant. The retreat, held at the House of Prayer in Carmel, will be limited to 6 retreatants.  Each retreatant will have a private room.   The cost for the retreat is $400.00.  This includes lodging and…

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September 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

November 2017

A Lament Towards Hope: Mourning Into Dancing

This day will be one of learning and interacting with our losses. How do we make space for personal loss, societal injustice or unexpected crisis in life? How do we companion another experiencing grief? This workshop is for those who desire to explore Biblical models which offer images and language to support our movement toward hope. Spiritual director Linda Simmons Harder has been serving and studying issues centered around grief and is well acquainted with personal losses as well as…

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November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Interfaith Healing Circle: Support for families of LGBTQ children

What is a healing circle? A healing circle is a place of honest sharing within a safe community of people willing to be vulnerable in processing a challenging event. What will happen? We will spend three 3-hour sessions together processing our personal journey, reflecting, sharing, learning, listening, reading, praying and eating with a mix of, perhaps, laughing and crying. How will this happen? Time will be spent in reflecting, listening, story sharing, gaining understanding, offering methods to seek inner peace…

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November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road
Modesto, CA United States

February 2018

Central California Training in Spiritual Direction

Central California Training in Spiritual Direction “Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director — the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul.” Thomas Merton Accompanying these turbulent and uncertain times in our world is an increasing spiritual interest and awareness in the hearts of women and men. Now more than ever spiritual midwives are needed to serve as companions to those who are ready to…

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February 1, 2018
Christian Formation & Direction Ministries, 5819 E Erin Ave
Fresno, CA 93727 United States

Exploring Stages of Spiritual Development – A Contemplative Retreat

This half-day contemplative and experiential retreat is designed for those who are looking for a safe space to explore deeper questions about life and faith, receive teaching related to stages of spiritual development, and an opportunity for quiet prayer, reflection and rest. Have you found that your understanding of God and faith has changed over time? Have you ever wondered what might be next in your spiritual journey? Are you seeking greater intimacy with God and a deeper inner journey…

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February 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

April 2018

Blessed Space

In our lives there comes a gentle invitation to create sacred space for abiding with Christ. When we gather and recognize the connection we have with one another through Christ, the space between us is blessed. You are invited to an evening that continues the exploration of this BLESSED SPACE – a time of reflection, listening, fellowship and the creativity we long to touch but often yield to the urgent and immediate. Come experience a blessed space. RSVP to: malisa.stewart@nullgmail.com…

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April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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