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July 11, 2017, Tuesday, 7:00 pm
THE ART OF THE CONDOLENCE NOTE

RCWMS office, 1202 Watts St., Durham, NC
In this workshop we will discuss the history of condolence notes and their value for both the recipient and the writer. Carol will demonstrate what makes a note successful and show examples of do's and don'ts. Each participant will practice writing a note and leave knowing how to tackle this difficult task.
Leader: Carol Henderson is a writer, editor, and workshop leader who has taught in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. She is the author of Losing Malcolm, and Farther Along: The Writing Journey of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers, and edited, among other titles, Wide Open Spaces: Call Stories. Learn more about Carol at www.carolhenderson.com
Cost: $10 donation to RCWMS appreciated. Click HERE to register.
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236, rcwmsnc@aol.com

Jul7 11, 2017 Tuesday, 11:30 am-2:00 pm
ART OF CONSCIOUS AGING: A Group for Women

Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church, 927 W. Trinity Ave., Durham, NC 27701
Bring a bag lunch and something to drink. Newcomers welcome.
No fee to attend. No need to register.

July 31, 2017, Monday, 5:00-7:00 pm
DRINK & DISH

Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC
Join us for an informal gathering for women and LGBTQ folks under 40. Come get to know other young feminists, grab a drink and dish with RCWMS staff about what kinds of events and resources you'd like to see in the future. We want to hear how RCWMS can be a resource for you!
Contact: Meghan Florian, meghanrcwms@gmail.com

August 7, 2017, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm
GATHER THE HARVEST: A Writing Workshop

1202 Watts St., Durham, NC
Late summer in the northern hemisphere is a time of abundance and harvest as well as a recognition that the heady days of sunshine and activity are on the wane. Let's pause to recognize the beauty of this moment and gather our inner harvest. By writing from prompts and sharing together, we'll practice gratitude for the stories we unearth.
Leader: Rebecca Welper, MFA
Cost: $10-$25 donation
Register: welper.rcwms@gmail.com

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 October 6–8, 2017
SAVE THE DATE for RCWMS 40th Anniversary CELEBRATION

Durham, NC
Details TBA

October 13-15, 2017, Friday evening to Sunday afternoon
DYING TO LIVE TOUR & CABARET

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 3011 Academy Rd., Durham, 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.
Sponsors: RCWMS &Triangle InterPlay
Leaders: Cynthia and Stephen Winton-Henry. Stephen has served as a hospice chaplain, spiritual care manager, pastor, and grief educator since the 1970's. Cynthia is the cofounder of InterPlay and host of the Hidden Monastery, a virtual community of prayerful mystics and artists, and has taught at Pacific School of Religion.
Cost: $200. Scholarships available.
Questions: Ginny Going at colleagues.interplay@gmail.com
Register: bit.ly/DyingToLiveTour

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

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC
Theme: Her Prophetic Voice.
In an ecumenical spirit of collegiality, we'll lift up the voices of local clergywomen to inspire, learn, and hone our craft. We'll hear wonderful preaching and discuss the art of proclamation in all its forms. We'll pray, eat, worship, and celebrate together.
Leaders include: Rev. Shyrl Hinnant-Uzzell, pastor, and Rev. Dr. Carolyn Sharp, Yale Divinity School
Website: ncwomenpreaching.wordpress.com

Future WEEKS OF QUIET AND WRITING

January 2-9, 2018
May 6–13, 2018
September 23–30, 2018

Other Events of Interest

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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