WHEN PRAYER IS DIFFICULT – Bishop Martin Townsend
GENEALOGY – Ed Smith
Ed will meet with individuals by appointment to assist in the search of family histories. Please sign up if interested.
TALKING POLITICS – Julie Shields
Instead of arguing our opinions about politics – which usually gets us nowhere – we will share experiences that may have influenced our opinions. Though we may well reach different conclusions, there is no arguing with someone else’s experience. Plato wrote “Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge…. The highest form of knowledge is empathy…” We hope the result of our conversation will be to broaden our perspective.
MAKE YOUR OWN UNIQUE CHRISTMAS CARDS – Loretta Mann and Jane Bass
Fall is here which means Christmas is only 60 days away!! So, join us for Christmas card making! Lots of embellishments and unique ideas to choose from to create the perfect Christmas card for someone special. And since the Embroidery cards were such a hit the last few years, there will be some kits available for those who like to embroider (free of course) to take home!
YOUR IMAGE OF GOD IN COLLAGE – Patty Rosenberg
Using prayer and contemplation of the biblical and artistic representations of God for inspiration that are meaningful to each of us, we will create a collage. Your collage will be on a panel using various media including painting and decoupage of napkins, paper and fabric while adding embellishments. If you have favorite stamps, please bring them!
Limited to 8 participants.
ARCHERY – Melisa Hayslett
Ever wanted to learn to use a bow and arrow? The Archery Workshop offers the opportunity to learn or sharpen your skills with Melissa. She was taught by her mother, Sylvia Wall, who was an instructor certified by both USA Archery and the National Field Archery Association, and was Fall Camp’s archery workshop leader for many years. You can participate in this workshop even if you can’t stand up!
Limited to 12 participants per session.
PAPERCLIP ANGELS – Betty Landes
You will make a small angels that even have halos made out of a paperclip, pearl bead and satin ribbon. These angels make wonderful thank you gifts, necklaces, bookmarks, tree ornaments and more. They are fun to carry with you to share with others. All materials will be provided.
COLORING WITH SOFT MUSIC – Toni Hogg
Join with others for a quiet time of coloring while listening to soothing music. Pictures to choose from and coloring pens will be provided.
YOGA STRETCH – Mary Neal
This class will incorporate basic yoga with stretching to improve flexibility. Much of the class will be conducted using a chair; however, bring a yoga mat if you prefer to perform yoga poses on the floor. Soothing music will be played in the background. Sessions will last 45 minutes to an hour.
PLANNING AHEAD – Marian Windel
The loving things to do to allow your family to mourn your death, rather than having to make funeral arrangements, and deal with making decisions that you could have made.
NEXT CHAPTER REALITY CHECK:
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? – Linda Broadbent
We’re faced with a daunting future, aren’t we? Most of us have lived in our current homes since our children believed in Santa Claus! And our furnishings and personal belongings reflect memories captured over the years. Although we want to hold on to the past, NOW is the perfect time to contemplate lifestyle options from Independent Living to Aging in Place. We’ll explore the pros and cons of various options and provide resources to help guide your decision. Once you determine what alternative best suits you, you can move forward with anticipation!
DRUMMING AS A WAY TO PRAY – Angier Brock
The drum as an instrument of worship and praise has roots in the Hebrew Scriptures. At Shrine Mont, we will explore ways to use rhythm to shape our own non-verbal prayers. If you have a frame drum or small rhythm instrument, feel free to bring it. Others will be provided.
PUMPKIN CARVING – Stuffy Weekley
The tradition of carving pumpkins has been associated with Halloween for many years, brought to this country by Celtic immigrants. We will tap into this early Irish tradition by carving pumpkins in a variety of styles. Bring your own pumpkin (or squash!). I will have a few on hand. All tools will be supplied.
Limited to 15 participants.
USING THE CAMERA ON YOUR PHONE – Denise Healy
This workshop will include composition, lighting, distance from the subject and much more.
KULAD – Jack Robertson
The Keeping Up & Looking Ahead Database (KULAD) is an online portal to hundreds of humanitarian and spiritual organizations that can help you grow in faith, charity, ethics, health, and learning. Jack will present his searchable resource and demonstrate how to use it. Bring your laptop or iPad for a hands-on introduction.
FILM SHOWING AND DISCUSSION – John Gilliom
TORTILLA HEAVEN is a hilarious farce about a tortilla that has the image of Jesus baked into it. The miraculous tortilla becomes an overnight sensation, and people living in the small village where the miracle occurs are tempted by fame and fortune. Marketing the miracle becomes an obsession that grows to absurd proportions. The film’s themes and hidden meanings will provide source material for a lively discussion.