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Events the Past Three Months


"Inequality for All" Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, October 29
6:30 pm
The Capitol Theater, 206 - 5th Ave SE, Olympia, 98501

15.6% of the population in Olympia is living below the poverty line. In our community, in the wake of the U.S. economic crisis, we know there is a widening gap between the rich and the poor. U.C. Berkeley professor and noted economic policy expert Robert Reich helps us understand how this extreme inequality has roots in economic and policy changes that began over 30 years ago in the film Inequality for All. Join The United Churches of Olympia, Temple Beth Hatfiloh and First Christian Church of Olympia, in a discussion following the film so that we might work together to realize a community where the American dream is possible for everyone.


Poetry: One Cell in the Body of God

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 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

In this workshop we will use poetic elements as tools for digging deeper into the mysteries of our human and spiritual lives. We will write from the most genuine parts of ourselves in a kind and safe environment, and learn skills that will last a lifetime. No previous writing experience necessary.

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Interfaith All Souls Day Service

Sunday, November 2
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mills & Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

info.. Interfaith Works, 357-7224; office(at)interfaith-works.org
Website.. http://www.interfaith-works.org

Admission/cost.. n/a

Please join us as we celebrate the lives of people who have died in Thurston County over the past year, and whose bodies have not been claimed by family or friends. The service will include music, meditations by faith community leaders and reading of the names of the deceased. Those who might have known any of the decedents will also have an opportunity to speak. All are invited to attend. Together we will mourn the deaths and celebrate the lives of these members of our community who may have died alone, but are not forgotten. Organized by Interfaith Works in collaboration with Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock, the event will include a traditional Dia de los Muertos altar created by CIELO, a local non-profit that provides a variety of services to the local Latino community.

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Roots Of Injustice, Seeds Of Change

Monday, November 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2300 East End St NW, Olympia 98502

info.. info@ouuc.org
Website.. http://ouuc.org

Admission/cost.. Quarterly registration fee: $10 one class/$20 unlimited classes

This workshop was created by Paula Palmer and the Indigenous Peoples Concerns Committee of the Boulder Friends Meeting (Quakers), adapted from the "KAIROS Blanket Exercise" by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition and Assembly of First Nations, Canada. It has been crafted and facilitated for churches nationwide, particularly Quaker Meetings and Unitarian Universalist congregations, as part of a call by the World Council of Churches and Indigenous leaders at the United Nations to challenge the Doctrine of Discovery.

The workshop is an interactive and moving opportunity for people of faith communities to reflect on the role of the church in the settlement of the United States and offers tangible steps toward addressing injustices codified in church doctrine which are still present in US Federal law today. The goal of the workshop is for participants to understand the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery as it has affected both the European colonizers and the indigenous colonized peoples of the United States since 1492.

We hope to stimulate reflection, discussion, and appropriate actions toward building a "right relationship" with Native Americans today. Evan Welkin is a member of the Olympia Friends Meeting and an employee of the Squaxin Island Tribe. He has facilitated workshops in a variety of settings and is particularly passionate about seeking social justice through a commitment to spiritual principles and contemplative action.


Songs of the Heart: Meditation and Sacred Music

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 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

This day retreat focuses on meditation through sacred music including meditative singing of Taize chants and meditation while listening to sacred polyphonic choral music (including Palestrina, Allegri, Victoria). We will practice meditation through songs and Psalms and provide guidance for integrating music into daily meditation practice.

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Manifest Your Dreams: The Life You Want To Live Is Waiting To Be Born

Saturday, November 8, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2300 East End St NW, Olympia 98502

info.. info@ouuc.org
Website.. http://ouuc.org

Admission/cost.. Quarterly registration fee: $10 one class/$20 unlimited classes

Have you developed a new interest or passion? Are you eager to begin a creative endeavor, a new vocation, a change in lifestyle, but have not yet found the spirit to manifest your dream? This is the workshop for you!

As you engage with the activities in this workshop you will discover greater inspiration and energy to achieve your plans, goals, and dreams. In this workshop you will find your personal creative flow, learn the most effective way to stay motivated, release blocks and challenges that have held you back in the past, discover the ease of developing positive habits for success and enjoy the satisfaction of completion and realization.

Join others like yourself who are taking that first step toward a fuller and richer life. Celebrate yourself and your dreams!


Faith-based Workshop on Addicitons

Saturday, November 8, 2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Michael Parish, 1208 - 11th Ave SE, Olympia WA 98501

info.. Parish Center, Room 8
Website.. http://www.saintmichaelparish.org

Admission/cost.. FREE

Do you or someone you know suffer from addiction, or negative habits of any kind (alcohol, drugs, gambling, technology devices, etc)? If addiction is affecting you or someone you love, feel stuck and unable to change, please attend the FREE upcoming faith-based workshop on addictions. This workshop will address understanding what addictions are, how they affect families, friends and others, and will help learn the importance of Faith to seek recovery.

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Appreciative Living

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:15am - 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

How can we live with a mindset that looks at "What is going well?" How do we nourish and appreciate life in a positive way? How do we construct questions from a positive perspective? How do we live out of hope, inspiration, and joy with one another? How do we become the change we want to see? If you find yourself asking these questions, join us for an interactive workshop using the Appreciative Inquiry model, which emphasizes a gratefulness to God.

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Faith Based Grief Support

Saturdays, November 15, 2014 - January 3, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00
St Michael Parish, 1208 - 11th Ave SE, Olympia 98501

info.. Please contact Bene Reece for more information 360-292-7143 or breece@saintmichaelparish.org Website.. http://www.saintmichaelparish.org/

Admission/cost.. FREE

Are you or someone you know grieving? Struggling with a heavy heart? Whether faith brings you support while grieving or whether grief causes your faith to tremble, please join us. We gather to learn about the grief process, to support one another, and to share our thoughts and feelings, sustained by faith and enlightened by Christ.

The next cycle of meetings will start in November but one-to-one help is available until then.

Sponsored by St. Michael Parish


Unconditional Love & Forgiveness

Saturday, November 15, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2300 East End St NW, Olympia 98502

info.. info@ouuc.org
Website.. http://ouuc.org

Admission/cost.. Quarterly registration fee: $10 one class/$20 unlimited classes

This class is appropriate for singles, friends, or couples. Negative feelings and thoughts block the flow of love and life that is essential to our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Whether your feelings and thoughts pertain to an ex-partner, parent, friend, neighbor, boss, colleague, or yourself, unconditional forgiveness is an inner process which does not require you to tell the person who hurt you that s/he is forgiven.

Some of the beliefs that keep us stuck are:

  1. I want to forgive, but it seems too hard and I don't know how.
  2. I'm afraid to forgive the person who hurt me because I'm afraid I'll be too vulnerable and be more susceptible to further hurt.
  3. I think I can't because what was done to me was so unjust that forgiving would be acknowledging that what was done was not unjust.
  4. I feel satisfaction in feeling "right" in my judgment and I'd rather be "right" than be at peace. Holding onto my anger protects my being right.
We cannot be healthy on any level if we carry persistent negative feelings and thoughts toward ourselves or others. Join in learning how to use a powerful forgiveness tool to get all of your life energy heading in the same positive direction.


The Celtic Way of Prayer in word and song

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 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

Total immersion in the ethos of the Celtic Christian Church happens through spoken and sung prayer. We will work with original and contemporary texts from the Carmina Gaedelica to the Iona Community of today. After singing and praying together you'll each write a prayer of your own in the Celtic style.

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NOEL: French Christmas by Seattle Pro Musica

Sunday, November 16
3:00 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 - 20th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Website.. [http://www.stjohnsoly.org; http://seattlepromusica.org/]

Admission/cost.. Donation

One of America's best choirs,Seattle Pro Musica, brings a Gallic flair to the holidays with "NOEL: French Christmas" Traditional French carols, medieval and renaissance holiday music, Christmas motets by Poulenc, and the seasonal music of Pierre Villette. Invite friends, usher in the holiday season, visit with Karen Thomas and the choir. Artist reception follows. Free child care available.


Wisdom Literature In The Biblical Tradition

Tuesdays, November 18, 25, and December 2, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2300 East End St NW, Olympia 98502

info.. info@ouuc.org
Website.. http://ouuc.org

Admission/cost.. Quarterly registration fee: $10 one class/$20 unlimited classes

Wisdom Literature in the Bible includes the books of Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Wisdom, Sirach -- and many of the Psalms are "Wisdom Psalms". Of all the streams of theological tradition in the Bible, Wisdom is most concerned with individual life and morals and making meaning out of the world. Wisdom assumes that humans have God-given intelligence and creativity. The Wisdom Tradition was heavily influenced by the cultures and kingdoms of the ancient near east and is thus more inclusive, humanistic and less tribal.

This class will provide an overview of the Tradition with focus on select books and texts. Reflection and discussion will center around the place of the Tradition in the Bible and how its lessons and meaning may be applied to our lives today.


Traveling Light: Holding On and Letting Go

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 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

We'll look to poems, short fiction, and memoir pieces for models to inspire our work together. Writing exercises will help participants probe their thinking and express their needs, desires and intentions regarding what they want to hold onto and let go of to keep themselves centered in our ever changing world.

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31st Annual - Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The Wisdom of Gratitude

Sunday, November 23, 2014
2:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 - 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Info: 357-7224

Admission/cost.. FREE

  • Storytelling and songs of many faiths.
  • Reception with light refreshments following.
  • Children and people of all faiths welcome.
  • Offering to benefit the programs of Interfaith Works.

    presented by Interfaith Works

    see flyer


  • Thanksgiving Communion Service

    Wednesday, November 26
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern St. SW, Olympia, WA 98502

    info.. 360-943-5757, Office@UnityofOlympia.org Website..http://unityofolympia.org]

    Admission/cost.. free

    Join us for this traditional ritual of communion - an activity of knowing our oneness with God and each other in Spiritual community.


    David "Red" Rhys-Johnson and Friends - Fridays at the First Concert 1

    Friday, December 5, 2014
    Noon - 1:00 pm
    First Christian Church of Olympia, 701 Franklin St SE, Olympia 98501

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

    Admission/cost.. Free (Donations accepted for musicians)

    David Rhys-Johnson and Friends. Journeyman keyboardist David Johnson is joined by Fred LaMotte on tenor sax and penny whistle, and Madeline Johnson on vocals, percussion and guitar. Expect a few surprise musicians to drop in for seasonal music from boogie to Irish jig to sacred classics.


    Advent Retreat: Giving Birth to the God of Peace

    Friday - Sunday, December 5-7, 2014, Fri 7:15PM - Sun 1:00PM
    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.. $150 or $185 w/ Spiritual Direction

    A silent beginning to Advent may deepen your journey to Christmas. The opening session will involve prayer, relaxation and preparation for the retreat with some materials for possible use during the retreat. The retreat will close with group prayer and sharing. A spiritual director will be available for those who wish, to listen with you as you discern the movement of God in your life.

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    Mike Lewis and Friends - Fridays at the First Concert 2

    Friday, December 12, 2014
    Noon - 1:00 pm
    First Christian Church of Olympia, 701 Franklin St.

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

    Admission/cost.. Free (Donations accepted for musicians)

    "A Jazzy Christmas" with Mike Lewis and Friends. Jazz trumpeter Mike Lewis will be joined by well-known musicians Steve Bentley, Steve Luceno, and a few surprise guests with seasonal music for "making spirits bright!"


    Healthy Homes Volunteer Training

    Fridays, Oct 10,17,24,31; Dec 12, 9am - 4pm
    Thurston County Public Health & Social Services, 412 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia 98506

    info.. healthyhomes@co.thurston.wa.us; 360-867-2674
    Website.. [http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehhm/healthyhomes.html

    The Healthy Homes Program helps people find simple ways to reduce exposure to toxins, asthma triggers, mold, and other housing-related health risks. Become a Healthy Homes Volunteer To become a volunteer, there are 30 hours of hands-on training offered each year. We look for diverse individuals who are committed to actively participating in the training session and who will volunteer in their communities. We want people who will enjoy working together to improve their own and others? health. You do not need to have any expertise in environmental health or prior experience to become a volunteer. You will learn essentials of a healthy living space such as moisture control, indoor air quality, ventilation, and more. In the training you will: Learn important information about environments and health. Gain skills in recognizing key parts of the home that affect health. Improve communication abilities to help others. Participate in engaging field trips. Practice what you learn at home and with others. What volunteers do Conduct Healthy Homes Visits in pairs with other volunteers. Staff booths at community events. Assist with community outreach. Participate in 30 hours of free training and give back 30 hours of community service.

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    Alternative Gift Fair

    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    10am - 3pm
    Lacey Community Church 4501 19th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503

    info.. (360) 491-1741
    Website.. http://laceycommunitychurch.com/

    Admission/cost.. free

    The entire community is invited to the Alternative Gift Fair at the Lacey Community Church on December 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This annual event provides community members with the opportunity to shop for seasonal and holiday gifts which are intangible; gifts of a donation to a non-profit local, national or international organization that works on social, health, or environmental concerns. Honor the spirit of the season with gifts that spread hope in our community and throughout the World. We will also have our annual Christmas cookie sale and the fair trade shop will be open with gifts from around the world!


    Advent and Psychic Birth

    Saturday, December 13, 2014, 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

    Mariann Burke's Advent and Psychic Birth will lead us into the topics of anticipation, longing, hope, fear, anger and joy as they relate to our own psychological birth. Mariann's thesis "is that our own psychological 'birth' is related to the 'birth' of God within us, and that this birth is 'always happening.'"

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    Brianna Kramer, Songs of the Season - Fridays at the First Concert 3

    Friday, December 19, 2014
    Noon - 1:00 pm
    First Christian Church of Olympia, 701 Franklin St.

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

    Admission/cost.. Free (Donations accepted for musicians)

    Classically trained vocalist Brianna Kramer will present a program of sacred, contemporary, and popular music.


    Holiday Peace Vigil

    Saturday, December 20
    12 Noon - 1:00 pm
    West 4th Ave at Percival Landing, Olympia

    info.. Glen Anderson, 491-9093, glen@olympiafor.org
    Website.. http://www.olympiafor.org

    Admission/cost.. Free, donations accepted

    The public is invited to participate in Olympia's 39th Annual Holiday Peace Vigil. We will gather in front of Heritage Fountain and along the south side of Percival Landing. The annual vigil is an Olympia tradition. Signs are provided, but participants may bring their own. Children are welcome. Members of the Artesian Rumble Arkestra will perform. Participants may enjoy free refreshments nearby after the vigil. The vigil is sponsored by the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). The Olympia FOR has worked nonviolently since 1976 on a variety of peace and social justice issues. It is the local affiliate of a very broadly interfaith, international pacifist organization founded in 1914.


    Choir Concert

    Saturday & Sunday, December 20 & 21
    2:00 pm Sat / 7:00 pm Sun - 3:30 pm Sat / 8:30 pm Sun
    Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St NW, Olympia 98502

    info.. Church office: 360-786-6383
    Website.. http://www.ouuc.org

    Admission/cost.. free will offering

    You are invited to join The Olympia Unitarian Universalist Choir, conducted by Troy A. Fisher, for their annual Christmas concert. The Choir will perform "The World Beloved A Bluegrass Mass" by Carol Barnett, accompanied by local musicians.

    A reception will follow both performances with desserts and refreshments graciously provided by our choir. We hope to see everyone there as the choir sings with joy to celebrate the wonderment of the holiday season.


    Silent Night Vespers

    Saturday, December 20
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St NW, Olympia, 98502

    info.. Church office: 360-786-6383
    Website.. http://www.ouuc.org

    Admission/cost.. none

    Do you find yourself overwhelmed or blue this holiday, or do you just long for something quieter and more contemplative than the jingle jangle of so many holiday offerings? Please join us for a quiet service of readings, music, candle-lighting, reflection, and sharing as we come together to hold up a light, however small, in the darkest time of the year.


    Winter Solstice Spiral Walk with Sounds of the Sacred

    Sunday, 12/21/14
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern St SW, Olympia WA 98502

    info.. Office 360-943-5757
    Website.. http://UnityofOlympia.org

    Admission/cost.. Free/Love Offering

    Winter Solstice is the time where light is born out of the darkness... where we release what has been and make room for what is yet to be. As we take the spiral walk, we are invited to go inward during this dark time of the year and kindle our own inner light to bring out into the world.

    Come join with neighbors and friends of all ages in this sacred ritual and celebrate the returning of the light! We will open the doors at 6:30. The opening of the circle begins promptly at 7pm.

    There will be an attended quiet play space available for children who are unable to sit in the circle for an extended period of time. We look forward to being with you!

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    Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service

    Wednesday, December 24
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern SW, Olympia 98502

    info.. Shannon Davis, 360-943-5757
    Website.. http://UnityofOlympia.org

    Admission/cost.. Free

    People of all faiths and no faith are invited to join us for Christmas Eve Prayer, Song and Inspiration. This Christmas Eve is a community experience. Everyone is also invited to join the Unity Choir for a Christmas sing-a-long at 6:00 before the service. The Twelve Powers are alive in us as surely as is the Christ presence. Through the Twelve Powers Candle Lighting Ceremony we honor them as the powers of humankind brought into our awareness through Jesus' life and teachings as we welcome the Christ Spirit into our lives through traditional symbolism of individual candle lighting.


    Intergenerational Christmas Eve Service

    Wednesday, December 24
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St NW, Olympia, 98502

    info.. Church office: 360-786-6383
    Website.. http://www.ouuc.org

    Admission/cost.. none

    Please join us for an intergenerational service of carol singing and a participatory retelling of the Christmas story.


    Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols

    Wednesday, December 24
    11:00 pm - Midnight
    Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St NW, Olympia, 98502

    info.. Church office: 360-786-6383
    Website.. http://www.ouuc.org

    Admission/cost.. none

    Join us for a festive traditional service. We'll sing and hear the familiar music and the age-old story of Christmas, share a special communion of freshly-baked bread, and close with the singing of "Silent Night" by candlelight, emerging from the sanctuary after midnight, when Christmas has arrived.


    Sacred Ceremony of the Burning Bowl

    Sunday, December 28, 2014
    10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern St. SW, Olympia, WA 98502

    info.. Unity of Olympia office 360-943-5757
    Website.. http://www.UnityofOlympia.org

    Admission/cost.. Free

    Through the ritual of the Burning Bowl, we take the opportunity to embrace and release our past, and create a new vision for our future.


    Beginning Your Spiritual Autobiography

    Saturday, January 3, 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

    Using The Story of Your Life by Dan Wakefield, Sue will lead you through "prompts" of varied modes to explore the dance between your faith and life experiences. Community and gratitude often result from the process. Not a writing class- a variety of abilities are expected and welcome.

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    "Audience Up!" - Playback Theatre Performance

    Friday, 1/9/15
    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Traditions Cafe, 300 - 5th Avenue SW, Olympia 98501

    info.. (360) 943-6772
    Website.. [http://www.heartsparkle.org Cost..Suggested donation: $7-12 (no one turned away)

    Join the Heartsparkle Players for an evening of Playback Theatre where we invite you, the audience to join us on stage. Come and have some fun! .

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    Compline

    Saturday, January 10, 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

    In the last 50 years, there has been a renewed interest in the daily prayer of the Church, also known as the Divine Hours or "fixed-hour prayer." Ken Peterson, who sings the service of Compline every Sunday night at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, will give a presentation about the history and spirituality of the office. There will be opportunities to chant several Compline liturgies, both in eastern and western Christian traditions.

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    Experiential Neurotheology

    Saturday, January 17, 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

    What can modern neuroscience contribute to understanding the experience of the divine? Come and learn more! Experience various practices including concentrative meditation, mindfulness meditation and visionary meditation. We will also examine some inexpensive as well as more expensive technology to facilitate the meditative embrace of the divine.

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    8th Annual MLK Meditative/Peace Walk

    Sunday, January 18
    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Marathon Park

    This Sunday, Jan 18th, from 12-1:30 we will be having our 8th annual meditative walk around Capitol Lake. We meet at Marathon Park at 11:45 and commence sharply at 12. Richard Miles (our founder/leader) has had some health issues and hasn't had time to do any advertising - but he will be there to lead us once again. So please email this along and post on social media if you have that ability. over the years, I have found it to be such an inspiring event, starting the new year by being in community, in silence, while stepping towards - re-pledging allegiance towards both inner and outer peace. All the best.


    Beginner's Silent Retreat

    Friday - Sunday, January 16-18, 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.. $150, or $195 w/ Spiritual Direction

    Take the plunge into a silent retreat. Learn firsthand new ways of being and resting in God by praying, using scripture, journaling, and art. We will begin with an introduction to a silent retreat, make a silent retreat, and have a closing with opportunities to share what happened in the silence.

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    One-ing: Entering through the Mystics' Gate

    Saturday, January 24, 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

    Poets, saints and mystics tell us only one thing is needed: moment-by-moment connection to the divine. Why then is it so hard to release our anxious, muttering little selves, to enter the serenity and joy of divine Self? This practical workshop explores the spiritual practice and experience that Julian of Norwich called "one-ing."

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    Chili Dinner fundraiser

    Saturday, January 24
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Lacey Community Church, 4501 - 19th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503

    info.. Jeanette @ 360-359-8728 Website..laceycommunitychurch.com]

    Admission/cost.. Suggested Donation: $10/Person, $5/Children or Low Income

    A chili dinner fundraiser to raise monies for the Interfaith Works Shelter, and for Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, who have suffered many losses from Boko Haram.

    see flyer


    Last years Earth Care Series flyer

    Updated 2013/09/03 17:38:44
    ...website by Scott Bishop, Olympia's volunteer webguy...