with Conversations on The Partner’s Path
1st Monday, 8:00-9:00pm ET
Spouses of Episcopal clergy gather for for connection, spiritual nourishment, and gifts discernment
through heart-to-heart topical engagements with our host and guest
as we explore the challenge and the gift of being a clergy person’s partner.
October 3, 2022 (7:00pm CST) – Conversations on The Partner’s Path with Amy Sugeno — In our time together, we will briefly discuss how tending to our relationship with nature can positively impact our spiritual wellness as well as our mental, physical, and emotional health. You will learn about a variety of ways to add nature into your daily life, whether at home on your porch or in your garden or out in wilder natural spaces. There will be a particular emphasis on simple mindfulness practices which integrate nature. No experience with mindfulness is necessary, and you do not have to be a “nature lover” or have any knowledge of the outdoors to enjoy this presentation.
November 7, 2022 (7:00pm CST) – Conversations on The Partner’s Path with Heather Melton — Have you ever heard of the United Thank Offering (UTO)? If you have, you might know of our efforts to raise money and award grants, but what you might not know, is that we are also tasked with supporting individuals, congregations and dioceses to practice gratitude. Studies show that people who routinely practice gratitude experience a range of benefits from lower blood pressure to better sleep. But gratitude isn’t just about writing thank you notes for gifts or saying thank you when someone helps you, it is a personal discipline of paying attention and responding to events in our daily lives. Please join us on Monday, November 7th as we explore together the importance of practicing gratitude and some ways to include it in your daily life. We’ll talk about ways to incorporate gratitude into your personal, family or community life and even try out some different techniques and practices. We’ll also talk about some tools that can help infuse your Thanksgiving celebration with gratitude practices to center the celebration on the gifts of the people gathered together and the gifts of creation. Everyone who registers will receive a “swag” bag of UTO materials and giveaways in the mail, including items specifically for kids and some for Thanksgiving. If you want to learn more about UTO prior to our gathering or want materials for November, including a 30 day gratitude journal and activities for kids, visit: www.unitedthankoffering.org/November
December 5, 2022 (7:00pm CST) –Conversations on The Partner’s Path with Awa Jangha — This workshop will highlight the practice of Visio Divina as a means of self-care. Images (whether engaged with in person, within a photograph, or a work of art) can provide the space for reflection, contemplation, dialogue, and life application when processed as a metaphor. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and engage in Visio Divina, a practice utilized within spiritual direction, and discuss ways in which this practice can be utilized as a tool for wellness.
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