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Rooted in Spirit: Contemplative Practices for Mind, Body & Emotions
Feb 19, Mar 5 & 19, 2022
- Saturdays, 9:30am-1:30pm Pacific Time, with 10 and 30 minute breaks
- Fee — $450 for month-long mini-course.
This winter, tend the roots of your lived experience of the Spirit. Contemplative practices open us in simple, wordless, natural trust to the Ultimate Mystery, toward the Loving Source of All.
LIKE AN UMBRELLA AGAINST A STORM, this holiday season I wish my home to be a contempt-free zone. Over the feasting, covering evenings with friends and a glass of wine, shielding family Zoom conversations… I’d like us out of the acid fall of biting, caustic words about “others.”
MY SPIRIT IS FILLED TO OVERWHELMING with the ways our GOOD NEWS Associates community has undergirded us with support this year—monetarily, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
GOOD NEWS Associates is a Christian, nonprofit, ministry organization supporting individuals who are called to non-institutional ministries.
Faithfulness to God’s call doesn’t always match the regular slots that life provides us. In fact, it appears that God is raising up a wonderful assortment of gifts and ministries that don’t fit into the regular institutional positions for ministry at all. People are finding themselves called to do work for which there is no job or paycheck attached.
GOOD NEWS Associates understands this challenge and supports people called to non-institutional Christian ministries in the fields of writing, speaking and teaching, art, music, drama, and dance; contemplative prayer, and service.
GOOD NEWS Associates walks with individuals as they are led by the Spirit of God, liberating them to be obedient to the unfolding shape of their calls. The organization also offers professional identity, ministry infrastructure, networking and synergy, discernment and accountability.
Associates are the heart of the organization. They are persons whose have affiliated their ministry with GOOD NEWS Associates. They are supported by a combination of contributions and ministry related income. They fully participate in the privileges and responsibilities of the organization.
GOOD NEWS Associates began under the vision and leadership of Jan Wood, Director and Associate, incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in 1998. Board members include Marge Abbott, Julie Peyton, Jonathan Vogel-Borne, Lorraine Watson, and Becky Wood.
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