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October Educational Gala

Our monthly Educational Gala provide a space for us to deepen into our Sacred Story by exploring theological and practical topics together. This month’s theme is Spirituality and the Arts. There will be two workshops offered:

The Art of Walking: Using word and image to capture the essence of journey

(Facilitated by Kari Gale) When Kari Gale started walking the Camino De Santiago in 2013, she brought some pens and paints with a vaguely optimistic idea of perhaps capturing a few moments in her journal’s blank pages. Forty days later she realized she had drawn and written something every day. The practice that resulted from this revelation literally changed her life. Kari will share how the use of word and image can help you capture the essence of whatever journey you are on, and more importantly, help you live each moment more fully.
Kari is an artist and writer specializing in food and travel illustration. In 2015 she published The Art of Walking: An Illustrated Journey on the Camino de Santiago which documents each day of her 500 mile journey. In September of 2017, she published her second book of illustrations and accompanying stories called Portraits of Iona: An Artist’s Perspective in Paint and Prose

Stories To Live By: Literature as a Spiritual Companion

(Facilitated by Mike Roth and Ben Barczi) The writer Joan Didion famously said, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Literature has the power to expand our imagination of what it is to be human, grow our compassion, and help us hold our questions as we journey with God. In this workshop we’ll explore four authors—Iris Murdoch, Flannery O’Connor, John Steinbeck and Wendell Berry—as a means for building a vision for how good stories companion us on the way toward goodness.

Please RVSP with Ben Barczi to let us know which workshop you plan to attend!

Earlier Event: October 21
Covenant Class
Later Event: October 25
Contemplative Prayer Class