Our Fall Book Discussion Starts Sept. 9

Time to order your book and reserve your space.

September 9 through October 28, 2021
Thursdays, 4 to 5:15 p.m. (Central time)

“In a world of speed and distraction, pace of guidance invites us to combine the practices of measured movement and listening.” – Christina Baldwin, from The Seven Whispers

In The Seven Whispers, our fall discussion book, author Christina Baldwin invites us to clear away the clutter and seek the inner voice of wisdom from our own souls. Through seven phrases or whispers, we will find that it is our souls that connect with the Spirit and can teach us much.

Baldwin is a pioneer in the circle method of learning, through which participants claim their own discoveries and insights, a model The Wisdom Years follows.

Discussion sessions will meet by Zoom on Thursdays at 4 p.m (Central time) for 8 weeks. Participants will need to buy The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin. To purchase from St. Mark’s Bookstore, an independent bookstore affiliated with Episcopal Booksellers Association, visit St. Mark’s Bookstore or contact Carla Pineda.

To save your space in the book discussion, or for more information, send an email to Marjorie George at marjoriegeorge62@gmail.com. There is no charge for the study. If you need financial assistance to purchase a book, do not hesitate to contact us. There is scholarship money available.

For more details about this book discussion, see this page.

Our Fall Book Discussion – The Seven Whispers

September 9 through October 28, 2021

Thursdays, 4 to 5:15 p.m. (Central time)

Most of us thought we would be done with Covid by now, and yet we find the virus surging and strong reactions continuing to tear apart our communities. Discussing how we foster peace of mind through these disheartening times may be the welcome respite we need.

In The Seven Whispers, author Christina Baldwin invites us to clear away the clutter and seek the inner voice of wisdom from our own souls. Through seven phrases or whispers, we will find that it is our souls that connect with the Spirit and can teach us much.

Baldwin is a pioneer in the circle method of learning, through which participants claim their own discoveries and insights, a model The Wisdom Years follows.

Discussion sessions will meet by Zoom on Thursdays at 4 p.m (Central time) for 8 weeks. Participants will need to buy The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin. To purchase from St. Mark’s Bookstore, an independent bookstore affiliated with Episcopal Booksellers Association, visit St. Mark’s Bookstore or contact Carla Pineda.

To save your space in the book discussion, or for more information send an email to Marjorie George at marjoriegeorge62@gmail.com. There is no charge for the study.

For more details about this book discussion, see this page.

Registration is Open

Pilgrims Together in the Last Third of Life

An online workshop/retreat

Friday, Sept. 18

10 am to 4 pm

Cost – $40
(scholarships available)

To register click here   

Join us for a day of learning, sharing, praying, and reflecting with fellow travelers as we engage with some of the important topics for the last third of our lives. 

  • Looking age in the face
  • Redeeming loss and suffering
  • Hallowing our limitations
  • Doing our inner work
  • Leaving a legacy

The online retreat will offer two teaching and discussion sessions separated by a long offline break for individual reflection.

Retreat leader is Ann Hoffman, a spiritual director, guide, and workshop leader who counsels with older adults. Learn more about Ann.

We will give you suggestions for creating your own sacred space and encourage you to enter into the retreat as fully as you are able. 

The teaching sessions will be conducted using Zoom conferencing. Don’t know how to use Zoom? We can help you get started.

Questions? marjoriegeorge62@gmail.com

For more details

This workshop is an offering from 
Spirituality in the Wisdom Years 

A Day Just for Us

Wisdom Journey: Pilgrims Traveling Together
in the Last Third of Our Life

An online day retreat led by Ann Hoffman

Friday, September 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $40

Registration opens August 13

The last third of our lives is not a time of non-life, merely coasting toward death, but a new stage of life. It is a season given to us as lagniappe – something extra offered as a gift. Just when we thought we had lived all there was for us, we discover that God has something more – an additional time for evaluating the best of our lives and passing on our wisdom to those coming behind us. It is a season meant to be taken more slowly, more reflectively, more intentionally. The task of these years is to celebrate the blessings and navigate the diminishments that time brings.

But how? In this online retreat we will engage with several practices that can guide us in these years to live more fully than ever before. Throughout our day we will consider:

  • Reframing aging and dying
  • Looking at the blessings and burdens of aging
  • Learning to live with limitations
  • Finding gratitude by rummaging for God
  • Becoming a Christ-gift for others
  • Accepting uncertainty
  • Dealing with doubts and disappointments

Our day will be constructed around prayer, teaching sessions, Q and A time, and small-group discussion. Two live teaching sessions – 10 am to noon and 2 to 4 pm – will be separated by a long break for individual reflection and response offline.

We will give you suggestions for creating your own sacred space and encourage you to enter into the retreat day as you are able.

The teaching sessions will be conducted using Zoom conferencing. Don’t know how to use Zoom? We can help you get started.

When you register, we will send instructions for the day. You will need to have Internet access and a computer with microphone and built-in camera. You can use a tablet, but a computer is preferable.

Questions? Contact Marjorie George at marjoriegeorge62@gmail.com.