Jul
13
to Jul 16

Wild Goose Festival

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.

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Jun
10
9:00am 9:00am

Spiritual Formation - Celtic Spirituality

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.

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May
13
9:00am 9:00am

Spiritual Formation - Ecological Spirituality

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)

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Apr
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Good Friday Taize Service

taize good friday

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.

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Apr
8
9:00am 9:00am

Spiritual Formation - Creating our Spiritual Autobiography

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)

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Mar
11
9:00am 9:00am

Spiritual Formation - Daring to Follow Jesus

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)

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Feb
11
9:00am 9:00am

Spiritual Formation - Incarnational Spirituality

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.

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Jan
14
9:00am 9:00am

Spiritual Formation - Understanding Spirituality

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.

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Group Spiritual Direction in a Time of Unrest
Dec
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

Group Spiritual Direction in a Time of Unrest

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.

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Sep
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Breaking Down the Wall of Shame

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
amandab417@gmail.com to register, or if you have any questions.

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Sep
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Art As Prayer - Painted Prayers Workshop

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!

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Jul
7
to Jul 10

Charlotte Spirituality Center at the Wild Goose Festival

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!

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