Gathering Garden
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The Gathering Garden is under the care of the Worship and Ministry Committee to explore alternative ways of fostering spiritual growth.

Constance Lezenby, M.A.   Spiritual Director
Phone: 267-664-3721

Spiritual Nurture

Healing

Silent Retreat

Yoga Classes

Spiritual Book Discussion

Women's Issues

Spiritual Formation


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Who we are: We are a group of individuals committed to making many different avenues of spiritual exploration and growth available in an interfaith atmosphere. We welcome everyone. Our programs are intended for the general public.

Unless otherwise noted our programs are at Gwynedd Friends Meeting, 202 and Sumneytown Pike, in Gwynedd,Pennsylvania. On occasion, meditations are held at other venues or, occasionally, cancelled. If you are not on our email list, please call Beth Roberts (215 855 4598) for information regarding any schedule change.


Fall and Winter 2017–2018 Programs


SMALL GROUP; SPIRITUAL NURTURE:
SECOND THURSDAYS
October 12, 2017 – May, 2018 7:15 – 9:00 PM
“Holy Listening – to “listen” another’s soul into life, into a condition of disclosure and discovery, may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.” – Douglas Steere.
Group spiritual direction is a process in which 4-5 people gather in a small group on a monthly basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all of life. Each member of the group seeks support for their responsiveness to God and they
agree to support others in responding to God’s work in their lives.
Location: Library and 2nd Floor Counseling Room.
Cost $30
Contact: Connie Lezenby
267-664-3721 or lezenby@gmail.com for questions and registration.


SILENT RETREAT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
In the midst of busy holiday times come for a day of silent retreat. We will gather to share our prayers and hopes for the day, then see where the spirit will lead each of us through journaling, art work, labyrinth walking, meditation and sitting quietly by ourselves in silence. At the end of the day we will meet to gather the graces. Bring a journal, sketchbook, needlework, simple crafts, or spiritual readings. Also bring a bag lunch and snacks to share. Drinks will be provided. This year we will also have different spiritual practice centers in the Community room. Come and try a new practice! 
Location:  Gwynedd Friends Meeting and Grounds
Cost: $10
Contact:
Connie Lezenby 267-664-3721 or lezenby@gmail.com for questions and registration.


YOGA CLASSES:
Wednesdays: Sept 20 – Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 - Dec. 20, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Uma Anmangandla, a student of Ashwini Aragam, a certified Yoga instructor will offer class of gentle Hatha yoga. Bring towel or yoga mat for sitting on the floor and wear comfortable clothing. Register on the first evening.
Location: Community Room
Cost: $5 per class.
Contact:
Uma UmaAnmangandla@gmail.com or Chuck Maxfield   for questions.


SPIRITUAL READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP:
SECOND MONDAYS 1:30 to 2:30PM

Join our small, informal discussion group to explore Quaker and other spiritual traditions. Our format, of reading aloud suggested passages before the discussion, has been most enjoyable and encourages everyone to participate. Our three fall sessions:
  Monday, October 9th: Zealot by Reza Azlan
  Thursday, November 16th: Our Life is Love by Marcelle Martin,
  Monday, December 11: The New Testament, Book of Matthew any version.
We will select our readings for the spring sessions in March, April and May as we go along. Location: Gwynedd Library
Cost: Free
Contact: Carol Ritting
critting@hotmail.com or Jane Berger jberger@westnet.com for questions.


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