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Part 1: RCWMS events
Part 2: Other events of interest

RCWMS Events

April 29, 2017, Saturday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
COMING OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Connections & Spirituality Among LGBTQ Communities

Lyon Park Community Center, 1309 Halley St, Durham, NC
For generations, LGBTQ people have been pushed out of religious and spiritual communities. For too long, our very selves have been erased from religious texts and rituals, although we have always been participants and leaders in our communities, if too often in the shadows. This interfaith celebration will feature a morning of workshops to help us reclaim our hidden histories and support our spiritual journeys. The afternoon will feature talking circles with skilled facilitators for healing and celebrating together. Chaplains, social workers, and alternative healers will be onsite for individual support. The day will begin and end with music and ritual from various traditions. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Lunch provided.
Cost: Free, with suggested donation of $10 for those who are able.
More info: HERE Register: HERE
Contact: Rebecca Welper, welper.rcwms@gmail.com

May 5, 2017, 10:45 am and 1 pm
A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE TEA GATHERING

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC
Enjoy the calm simplicity of the tearoom and the beauty of the gardens. Host will demonstrate traditional Japanese tea and guest will enjoy a steaming cup of frothy green tea. Small group. Please choose morning or afternoon seating.
Cost: $30. Click HERE to register.
Leader: Chizuko Sueyoshi
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236, rcwmsnc@aol.com

May 7-14, 2017
A WEEK OF QUIET AND WRITING

Trinity Center, near Morehead City, NC
Wouldn't you like a week full of quiet days to think and write? Come spend a week of quiet and writing with a supportive group of women in Pelican House, at the beautiful Trinity Center on Emerald Isle, NC. We observe silence in the daytime so participants can read, write, or rest. In the evenings we gather to reflect on the day and often share our work with one another. Room and meals are included. Everyone gets her own room. Her own space. Her own time.
Cost: $800, includes lodging and meals.
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236, rcwmsnc@aol.com

May 9, 2017 Tuesday, 11:30 am-2:00 pm
ART OF CONSCIOUS AGING: A Group for Women

Health Touch Community Center, 3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 504, Durham, NC 27707
Topic: Making Inner Landscape Cards
Leader: Judith Winston
Bring a bag lunch and something to drink. Newcomers welcome.
No fee to attend. No need to register.

September 24-October 1, 2017
A WEEK OF QUIET AND WRITING

Trinity Center, near Morehead City, NC
Wouldn't you like a week full of quiet days to think and write? Come spend a week of quiet and writing with a supportive group of women in Pelican House, at the beautiful Trinity Center on Emerald Isle, NC. We observe silence in the daytime so participants can read, write, or rest. In the evenings we gather to reflect on the day and often share our work with one another. Room and meals are included. Everyone gets her own room. Her own space. Her own time.
Cost: $800, includes lodging and meals.
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236, rcwmsnc@aol.com

October 26-27, 2017, Thursday-Friday
HOMEGROWN: 6th Annual NC Women's Preaching Festival

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC
Theme: Her Prophetic Voice. Featured preachers Rev. Shyrl Hinnant-Uzzell and Rev. Dr. Carolyn Sharp. Registration details TBA.
Check ncwomenpreaching.wordpress.com for updates.

Future WEEKS OF QUIET AND WRITING

January 2-9, 2018

Other Events of Interest

Thursdays in Durham through March 30, 2017, 7-9 pm
Wednesdays in Carrboro through March 29, 2017, 7-9 pm
BODIES, VOICES & SPIRIT CHORUSES OF WOMEN

Registering now for Winter 2016 in Durham or Carrboro
Weekly Adventures with Women in Singing, Simple Circle Dance and Community of the Heart including songs for spiritual activism, with Kathleen Hannan.
Info and registration:www.bodiesvoicesandspirit.weebly.com

May 25, 2017, Thursday, 7:30pm
SPIRITED TALKS: How Faith and Spirituality Influence Today's Innovative Leaders

St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 403 E. Main St., Durham, NC
Join the Johnson Service Corps for several short presentations by JSC young adults and alumni, and a keynote address by Lynden Harris of Hidden Voices, entitled "Present Company Included: Radical Engagement as a Path of Love."
Cost: Tickets for the program are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets and more info: http://bit.ly/JSC-SPT2017 or email margaret@johnsonservicecorps.org.

June 7, 2017, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 PM
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DYING TO LIVE CABARET & TOUR

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church Chapel, 1801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC
Are you invested in conscious living, wondering about conscious dying, seeking peace in the midst of change, someone who doesn't plan on living forever? Rev. Stephen Winton-Henry, hospice chaplain and grief educator, and Cynthia Winton-Henry, cofounder of InterPlay are dying to live. With decades of helping people get into and out of their bodies, in the Dying to Live Tour and Cabaret they honor the lessons and questions of community around the biggest dance we do: Live and Die.
Leaders: Stephen Winton-Henry served as a hospice chaplain, spiritual care manager, pastor, and grief educator since the 1970's. Cynthia Winton-Henry is the cofounder of InterPlay & host of the Hidden Monastery, a virtual community of prayerful mystics and artists, and taught at Pacific School of Religion.
Cost: Donation To register, email Ginny Going at colleagues.interplay@gmail.com.

June 24, 2017, Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 noon
AWAKENING THE HEART TO JOY

McKay Healing Arts 4916 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC
Joy is an innate capacity that is accessible to all of us if we learn how to cultivate it. During this half day retreat, we will explore practices for working with the body, breath, and mind to open the heart, meet our emotions skillfully, and cultivate joy. These practices originate from mindfulness meditation, and modern neuroscience.
Leader: Jen Johnson, mindfulness teacher, psychotherapist, and speaker.
Cost: $50
Contact: www.everydaymindful.com, jen@everydaymindful.com or 910-208-0518.

August 28-September 1, 2017
TABLE ROCK WRITERS WORKSHOP

Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC
Workshop leaders: Abigail DeWitt, Phillip Shabazz, John Claude Bemis, Judy Goldman, Darnell Arnold, and more
Cost: $745
Contact: tablerockwriters@gmail.com

September 16-17, 2017
WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN
This conference will bring together people of diverse spiritual traditions to create an atmosphere for sharing ideas about traditions and spiritual growth. Participation of all people from diverse cultural, spiritual, racial, and ethnic backgrounds is encouraged.
Registration is open: www.womenandspirituality.org

October 6-8, 2017
WRITING WORKSHOP with Lynn Hinton during the Balloon Fiesta

Norbertine Center, Albuquerque, NM
A writing retreat during the Balloon Fiesta to bring folks to the area to enjoy both a meaningful retreat and the balloons! It's a fabulous time to be in New Mexico. It will be a time for writing and reflection and even building community with other writers on an intentional spiritual path.
Cost: around $350-$400 includes room and meals. (Extra nights are $45.) There will only be room for fifteen participants. More details to come.
Contact: lynnehintonnm@aol.com

October 31-November 2, 2017
ROLLING THE STONE AWAY: Ecumenical Christian Conference

St. Louis, MO
A conference for LGBTQIA saints and prophets - generations past and present - to honor our history and empower our future.
Includes: Mary Hunt, Janie Spahr, Carter Heyward, Jimmy Creech, Jan Griesinger, Gene Robinson, Troy Perry, Karen Ziegler, and more.
Contact: http://rollingthestoneaway.org/

 

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