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Events the Past Three Months


Journey to Easter: Triduum Retreat

Thursday - Sunday, April 2-5, 2015, Thur 3:00pm - Sun 12:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $190, or $225 w/ Spiritual Direction

Travel the road to Calvary with Jesus. Let the silence of the Triduum retreat help you be fully present to this holy time. Begin by joining the Benedictine Sisters for a special meal on Holy Thursday. Be with us as we let the liturgies of each day lead us deeper into the journey to Easter. We will celebrate new life with 9:00 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Sunday followed by a simple breakfast with the Sisters and Mass participants. Spiritual Direction is available on Thursday before 3:00 p.m.

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Prayer Beads

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Using our hands in prayer adds two sensory cues: We can see and feel our prayers as well as hear the words. We will explore rosaries from the Catholic tradition and prayer ropes of the Eastern Orthodox Church. We will concentrate on Anglican prayer beads. Patterns, resources, and tips for creating handmade beads will be presented.

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Welcoming Prayer

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

The Welcoming Prayer is an active prayer for everyday life. It addresses values clustered around energy deeply invested in security/survival; affection/esteem; and power/control. Acting out of our unconscious desires fossilized in these "energy centers" can lead us away from our intention to be faithful and away from God. The Welcoming Prayer can help to dismantle these obstacles so that we may live more faithfully. It is intended to be used in daily life to complement Centering Prayer or other contemplative practice.

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Opening in Divine Presence

3rd Tuesdays of the Month, (except Oct 28)
Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 16, 2014
Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, 2015
9:00 am - Noon
St. Placid Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College Street NE, Lacey, WA 98516

info..360-438-2595, prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $350 for all 7 sessions

Each month through contemplation, the participants will gather to experience opening in God. Through extended silence, breath, movement, and words of facilitation, Presence is explored using a specific theme. Each session is completed with reflection, rest, and sharing. The participants will return to their daily living having practiced contemplation as a way of being with the circumstances of our lives.

Jamie Deering is a retreat facilitator, licensed massage therapist, teacher, mentor, and music director fostering transformation through expansive awareness. She holds a Masters in Teaching and also trained with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.


Explore Being in Presence Retreat

Friday - Sunday, April 24-26, 2015, Fri 7:15pm - Sun 1:30pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $200

Through contemplation, this retreat invites you to open in Divine Presence. Using prompts from a multitude of faith traditions, we will notice, explore, and open our thoughts, feelings and perspectives in the safe welcoming space of Love. Through contemplation, rest, and sharing, we will explore being in Presence as an orientation for responding to life's challenges.

Bring water bottle, pen, journal, shoes and sweater for outdoors, yoga mat is optional.

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Art as Health

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Art as Health is designed to inform participants how experiencing the fine arts promotes healing of body and spirit. The program provides discussion of medical studies, a group arts activity, and shows how views of visual art, nature, poetry, and music merge as creative pathways to wellness.

Bring a sack lunch & welcome to bring art supplies like pastels, colored pencils/papers, fabrics, collage materials, etc.

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CROP Hunger Walk

Sunday, May 3, 1:30 pm - varies by walker
Begins at State Capitol Campus

info.. Wayne Gruen, CROP Hunger Walk Committe Chair, 352-9703; Interfaith Works 357-7224
Website.. http://www.crophungerwalk.org/olympiawa http://www.interfaith-works.org/CropWalk.php

Join us for a beautiful walk around Capitol Lake on the first Sunday in May and raise funds to help end hunger, too! CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide, volunteer events to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Some of the local recipients include the Thurston County Food Bank, Senior Services' Meals on Wheels, GRuB, and others. We would love YOUR help to make our 34th Annual walk a success. If you'd like to be a walker, choose from the 5K or 10K option (3.1 or 6.2 miles); if you'd like to just donate, either go the event webpage - http://www.crophungerwalk.org/olympiawa - or call our office or Wayne Gruen, Committee Chair, 352-9703. This is a great activity for groups, coworkers, and families! See the flyer for ways to create your own team. And call us if you have any questions.

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The Hidden Feminine: A Jungian Approach

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $60

Many of us have lost the dynamic connection to the feminine in Scripture. Using a Jungian archetypal approach, we will explore the feminine aspect of God through the study of Covenant, Shekinah, Wisdom, the Book of Judith and New Testament stories of the Fierce Feminine to reclaim that possibility for ourselves.

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The Wisdom of the Beguines

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Are you feeling drawn by the Holy Spirit to serve the gospel in a new & possibly non-traditional way? Yearning for community? Contemporary seekers are drawn to the beguines for their examples of community and shared ministry. We will explore their story & writings. You may well find confirmation of your life's path.

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Interfaith Works’ 41st Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7:00pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia

Join us for the meeting and "Hidden Gems" Awards

Free Admission (donations appreciated). Silent Auction featuring decorative birdhouses. Light Refreshments Served & Live Music. All our members, friends and supporters are welcome!

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Human Trafficking in Thurston County - What Does it Look Like

Thursday, May 21st
6:00 pm
First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE

info.. 360-943-8025
Website.. http://firstchristianolympia.org/

Admission/cost.. n/a

Join us for a presentation by Linda Malanchuk-Finnon and Jeri Moomaw of the Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking.


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