Experience the Amherst Writers & Artist Method (AWA) to explore writing as a sacred activity and a doorway into spiritual connection.
If you like putting words to the page, this workshop is suitable for any level of writing experience. We will dive into raw writing in the moment, responding to provided prompts or traveling down whatever unique path emerges in your journey.
Sharing our work is encouraged but always optional. We respond within the AWA guidelines; this process will be explained at the start of the workshop and may be previewed at www.EllenJudithReich.com/Deeply_Nourish.html.
The first part of our time will focus on deep listening and responding to material shared by our fellow writers. After a mid-point break we will continue our writing journey with the added, optional element of Spiritual Direction. In addition to responding to the work of others, we will have the opportunity to reflect, as writers, on the process and the discoveries inherent in our personal writing experience.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Linda Serepca: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop is free; donations accepted.
Facilitated by Ellen Reich & Linda Serepca
Saturday, March 30, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Charlotte Spirituality Center
4800 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210
Join us at the Wild Goose Festival July 13-16! We will be presenting programming, interactive contemplative activities all four days, and serving as spiritual directors. The Wild Goose Festival is an awesome experience of spirituality, prayer, art, music, dialogue, and beloved community. Buy your tickets at www.wildgoosefestival.org.
Shrouded in legend and imbued with romance, the Celtic lands have produced a surprising number of saints and spiritual guides, both ancient and contemporary. In our day, as Christians seek ways to care for God's good creation, a healthy and balanced relationship between men and women, and a spirituality that links the quest for holiness with an embodied sense of the love of God — again and again, the Celts emerge as meaningful and sure-footed guides. Themes such as hospitality, pilgrimage, the sacredness of nature and the loving presence of the Divine mystery will inform our conversation and our shared prayer.
Guest presenter: Carl McColman is a renowned author, speaker and professed lay Cistercian at Holy Spirit Monastery. (www.carlmccolman.net)
This session will also be open to the public.
Ecological spirituality begins, as any spirituality must, by authenticating conscientious practice. This class will focus on being collaborators with our Creator as we discover what it means to be a caring steward of the earth.
Guest presenter: Sr. Rose Marie Tresp, RSM, certified climate ambassador. (www.sistersofmercy.org/south-central)
This special experience will blend sung Taize prayer with the Scriptural Stations of the Cross prayed by millions all over the world on this night in memory of Jesus' passion and death. We will reflect upon the suffering Christ in our midst and pray for healing in our world and community.
7pm Fellowship Hall. ALL ARE WELCOME.
This class is designed to equip you with the skills to write the story of your life with the Holy. A spiritual experience that will focus on your life’s journey, this writing will include reflections on significant events, people and places that have influenced your relationship with God, others and yourself.
Guest presenter: Dr. Barbara L. Peacock, BLP Ministries. (www.barbaralpeacock.com)
Join CSC graduate Mims Driscoll in Christiansburg, VA for a workshop on movement, meditation, storytelling and group sharing. In addition you will learn simple ways to weave mindfulness, body awareness and meditation into your daily life. For more info please visit: http://www.themamamovement.com/events
Having contemplated the meaning of Jesus’ life, we now turn to the question of how we are called to follow his ways of peace, love, justice, simplicity, and non-violence. How and what am I invited by God to live, to be?
Guest presenter: Greg Jarrell, Family Tree Intentional Community. (www.qcfamilytree.org)
Join Sarah DeShields and friends every 2nd Friday of the month until June at Charlotte Spirituality Center for a time of prayer, meditation and reflection including chants and prayers from the Taize Community. Here we are washed in peace and unity as we lean into silence and song, centering our hearts and minds on the healing presence of the Holy.
It was God’s choice to become human, to take on the limitations that implied. Yet, it is in this action that God raises our human potential. What can we learn from the Incarnation? We’ll be delving into the meaning of soteriology, Jesus’ baptism, and ministry from an incarnational/Ignatian point of view. Short film with discussion.
The first meeting will begin with the differences between religion and spirituality. Religion is a container, a crucible for spirituality, the experience of God, which keeps it grounded and anchored in reality. Then through listening and journaling, through contemplation and sharing we will explore the spiritual journey and the longing we feel for a deeper relationship with God.
Guest speakers: Interfaith panel from the Charlotte community.
Join Sarah DeShields and friends every 2nd Friday of the month for a time of prayer, meditation and reflection including chants and prayers from the Taize Community. Here we are washed in peace and unity as we lean into silence and song, centering our hearts and minds on the healing presence of the Holy.
There are times when our sense of restlessness draws us to despair. We hold these feelings searching for hope and community. Group spiritual direction grants us the opportunity to express our deepest longings and hear that of others.
Join us for a sacred time of holy listening, processing, and discernment and we journey with one another into a time of uncertainty for our country.
Monthly Taize service will follow immediately after this session.
Every Tuesday evening from 7pm-8:30pm
CSC/Wedgewood Fellowship Hall
$12 per lesson, $10 for college students
* Limited djembe drums available for use. Let us know if we need to reserve one for you by emailing Flynnlin7@aol.com
West African drum lesson workshop followed by show, food, dance and drum circle around the fire pit! Bring your djembe (or other percussion instrument) for an evening of instruction and FUN! Beginners welcome as we will have extra drums.
Cost: $20 workshop lesson, $10 show and circle.
We have it. Seems as if we were born with it. Shame is the #1 ailment that stunts our spiritual growth and limits our freedom to live in healthy relationships – with ourselves, the Holy and others. This workshop is designed to begin the healing process of our individual shame. Through reflection, guided imagery, and group spiritual direction, we can begin the journey towards healing and wholeness!
Join our Executive Director, Linda Flynn, as she facilitates this session.
The cost is $35, $30 if you register before 9/16. Please contact Amanda Brutus Phillips at
email@example.com to register, or if you have any questions.
Join local artist Claire Tomkinson as she leads us in a prayerful painting workshop. Claire “seeks to create intentional sacred space for individuals and groups to let go of their daily burdens and rest in the present moment where the Divine is at work. In this space we will open our hearts and minds to the physical practice of creating original works of art from our prayers, meditations and intentions.
This workshop requires no skill or artistic experience. Participants need only an open mind and a desire to connect to the Source of all life without fear or self-judgement!
Charlotte Spirituality Center will be taking a team and hosting a spiritual direction tent at the Wild Goose Festival this year in Hot Springs, NC!
All may come to the Spirituality tent for Direction, soul excavations, Ignatian contemplation, group collage and more. Click here to learn more about CSC at Wild goose and get your tickets today!