The Order of St. Luke will present it’s yearly
Heart of Wholeness Healing Conference
at Good Shepherd February 2-4, 2018
This is a community-wide event open to all denominations and will include teaching by Rev. Hugh Bromiley (National Director of the Order of St. Luke) and his wife Monte Bromiley, who will be joining us from San Antonio, Texas! They will speak on the topic of “The Victorious Life; Speak to the Mountain.” The conference kicks off Friday evening, February 2, from 7-9PM, with worship led by ShepherdSong, keynoter teaching and prayer teams available to bless and anoint. Saturday, February 3rd, program begins at 9AM, with registration check-in tables open at 8:30. The Saturday conference will include teachings, singing, lunch, Eucharist and workshop break-offs in smaller groups. Workshop choices include:
1. Poetry as Prayer Practice; An Introduction to the Circle of Trust Approach, led by Emily Chamberlain & Karen Harding (Retreat Leaders from Seattle)
Emily Chamberlain, M.A. is an independent consultant and professional educator with over 20 years of experience in both public and private schools. As a teacher of literature and writing at a Friends school for much of her career, she was deeply influenced by the tenets of Quaker education. She is drawn to the work of the Center for Courage & Renewal out of that same sense of inner alignment. Emily is a Courage & Renewal Facilitator prepared by the Center. She holds a M.A. in Literature from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and is happy to call the Pacific Northwest home.
Karen Harding recently retired from a career teaching Chemistry and Environmental Science at Pierce College in Lakewood, WA. She values the role that reflective practice plays in teaching and learning as well as in self-development and self-understanding. As a Courage & Renewal facilitator, she continues to explore how our experiences, our relationships, and our thoughts play out in our lives. In addition to exploring the connections between body, mind and spirit, Karen enjoys bicycling, skiing, running, spending time with friends, gardening, and reading.
Both Emily and Karen are Courage and Renewal© facilitators. We use the Circle of Trust© principles and practices to create a safe space for reflection and meaningful conversations where participants learn to trust their own wisdom and align their inner life with their outer work in the world. More information on the Circle of Trust© approach can be found at http://www.couragerenewal.org/
2. Soaking Prayer Stations with Taize music: An Experiential Self-Directed Workshop
The Self-Guided Soaking Prayer Workshop has no facilitator, and is set up so each person can move from one prayer station to the next at whatever pace is needed. There are about 12 prayer stations, each with a framed prayer and directions for a hands-on activity with the prayer. Candles are at each station and quiet Taize music plays in the background as you move from station to station. An example of a prayer station is the “Release Your Burdens” with an activity of choosing a rock from the basket, holding the rock in your hand as you say a prayer of release for a burden you are carrying and then lightly dropping the rock into the bucket filled with water. You may release as many rocks as needed and stay at each station as long as you like. There will be at least one Order of St. Luke member at the workshop to answer any questions or be available to pray with, if needed. The Self-Guided stations are set up to be restful and peaceful, and there is space in the youth building to simply reflect and sit on the couches and soak up the Taize music. This workshop is sponsored by the Good Shepherd OSL chapter, and our prayer is that you leave this workshop feeling the Peace and Comfort of Jesus.
3. Order of St. Luke Q & A with Chapter Development Info, led by Convener Saran Warne
The Order of St. Luke workshop is geared toward anyone who is interested in becoming an Order of St. Luke member or would like to start a chapter in their church or community. The benefits of being a part of a small group grounded in scripture and praying together on a weekly basis will be shared, as well as the key materials and resources related to the Order will be discussed. Plenty of time for questions will be part of this workshop. There will be an opportunity at the Closing Eucharist on Saturday for those wishing to become Associate Members to be inducted and blessed into the international and ecumenical Order. Find out more from the national website at www.orderofstluke.org.
Shame is a feeling that we all know and run from. It is one of the feelings that motivates and de-motivates us. It is the feeling of never being enough, or, of being too much. It destroys relationships and is a major root of many of our mental health issues. We need shame to love and understand our world. And yet, too much shame will destroy us, and we have a promise of one day there being no more shame. What exactly is it? How do we recognize it and how do we walk through it? These are a few of the questions we will be asking and answering together.
Fred Michaels will teach some basic tools in Guided Meditation and lead you to be in the Presence of Jesus.
The event is sponsored by the local Order of St. Luke (OSL) chapter at Church of the Good Shepherd. Vancouver. Early registration is recommended to ensure lunch count, official nametags and teaching folder. Registration is $30 and includes lunch.Download a registration form here. Excellent rates at $85.49+tax for a room with 2 queens have been secured at the nearby Best Western, which includes breakfast. Rooms need to be bookedbefore January 15 to ensure group rate. Keyword is “Heart of Wholeness.”
Questions about the OSL conference? Contact Convener and OSL Region 6 Director, Saran Warne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-258-0134. Registration forms will be available in the front entry-way of the church in January.