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September 2020

Play On! – A Reading by Judy Dearlove (via Zoom)

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Dearlove's Triangle-area readings have been a huge hit! Join her for this virtual live reading for more fun as she brings to life PlayOn!'s hero Maxine, who gathers an eclectic band of bridge buddies from her retirement community and a few eccentric young people for an adventure that becomes part cat-and-mouse caper and part soul-searching quest. First published last November, Dearlove’s novel has been named a finalist for the INDIES Book of the Year award; was featured in Shelf Unbound’s recommended reading list, Summer issue (pages 62-63);…

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October 2020

Keep on Keeping Track: Writing Toward Resilience in Challenging Times, with Carol Henderson – 4 sessions (via Zoom)

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$75

The online weekly writing workshop Carol taught in the spring will start up again in October. This fourth series of live online writing workshops, taking place on October 2, 9, 16, and 23, will offer a safe place and time to explore our fast-changing world and the rush of feelings that are constantly rising within us during this time of pandemic and social upheaval. Through carefully selected prompts and exercises, Carol will invite participants to pay attention, consider patterns in life that…

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Poetry Across Borders with Linda Ehrlich – 4 sessions (via Zoom)

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$40

With a special emphasis on Japanese, Chinese, and Middle Eastern poetry, this four-session workshop offers a chance to explore, read, and even try your own hand at poetry from outside of familiar European traditions. The class will include a look at tanka, haiku, and zuihitsu (“follow the brush”) from Japan, landscape painting and poetry from China, and Ghazals from the Persian/Urdu tradition. For each tradition there will be a particular focus  on women poets, and on the ties between poetry…

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Coffee & Conversation #2: Living in the Moment with Lisa Baron

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25.00

We continue our Coffee and Conversation series with Lisa Baron this month. Feel free to  join even if you didn't have a chance to be part of the September session.  October 8: How Can I Get Better at Living in The Moment? This is easier for some of us than others.  Getting better at this requires us to be more flexible, lower our expectations of ourselves and others, and go with the flow more.  November 12: Holidays During A Pandemic…

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Art of Conscious Aging: A Group for Women

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

via Zoom Durham, NC United States + Google Map

During the pandemic Art of Conscious Aging is meeting via Zoom. Contact info@rcwms.org to join the group.

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Homegrown: NC Women’s Preaching Festival 2020 (via Zoom)

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - October 16 @ 4:00 pm
$25.00 – $75.00

Mark your calendar and plan to join us October 15-16, 2020  for the 9th annual Homegrown: NC Women's Preaching Festival. This year's preachers and presenters include Donyelle McCray, Chelsea Yarborough, Karen Ziegler, Nicole Williams, Margie Quinn, Chelsea Yarborough, Deborah Williams, Grace Hackney, and Angie Hong. Our Vision: We believe hundreds of clergywomen in North Carolina are faithfully and creatively engaging in ministries where they proclaim the Word of God, week after week. In an ecumenical spirit of love and collegiality,…

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Ministry of Black Womens Self Care, October – with Kim Gaubault (via Zoom)

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 – $40

Self-care is often the component that remains a form of intervention (after the break or the medical emergency) rather than a preventative measure. When we allow our bodies, minds and/or spirits to break down in the course of doing this work, we are not only putting ourselves at risk but we are putting at risk the integrity of the work for which we are laboring. This work is a work of self-love, communal love, Womanist Ethicism, it is multi-generational, multicultural…

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Mindful Writing for Healing with Jen Johnson

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$10 – $25.00

The stories we tell determine how we heal. Writing about our experience can help us to make order from what feels like inner chaos and shape our stories into a cohesive and healing narrative. Writing about difficult times allows us to bear witness to our experience in a balanced way, without avoiding the feelings and without amplifying them. When we make time for deep listening to the stories inside that want to be told, we open the door to restoring…

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November 2020

Art of Conscious Aging: A Group for Women

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

via Zoom Durham, NC United States + Google Map

During the pandemic Art of Conscious Aging is meeting via Zoom. Contact info@rcwms.org to join the group.

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Coffee and Conversation #3 – Navigate the Holidays with Lisa Baron

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25

In this final session of our fall Coffee and Conversation series with Lisa Baron we'll discuss Holidays During A Pandemic. Feel free to  join even if you didn't have a chance to be part of the previous sessions.  For many of us, the holidays this year will look very different than previous years.  Travel plans may be changed, the loss of not seeing loved ones may be more strongly felt.   Let’s talk about how to navigate this season, developing…

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READING: Illusions of Innocence by Marcy Litle

November 16 @ 12:00 am
Free

"I am trying to understand and own up to my whiteness. To stop wearing blinders. To untie this habitually unseen knot.This task requires attention to the voices of those I, without thinking, considered other. It takes breathing deep into the possibility that reality is other than I have imagined. My life different from the one I thought I was living." Marcy Litle, Illusions of Innocence Join RCWMS to celebrate the publication of Marcy Litle's new book. "Courageous, inspiring, and deeply…

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Ministry of Black Women’s Self Care, November – with Kim Gaubault (via Zoom)

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 – $40

Kim Gaubault recognizes that self-care is often the component that remains a form of intervention (after the break or the medical emergency) rather than a preventative measure. When we allow our bodies, minds and/or spirits to break down in the course of doing this work, we are not only putting ourselves at risk but we are putting at risk the integrity of the work for which we are laboring. This work is a work of self-love, communal love, Womanist Ethicism,…

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