Programs for the Spiritual Seeker

Companions walking in faith, prayer, and wisdom through the seasons of the Christian year.

Join us for the 2017-18 Centerpoint Spiritual Pilgrimage at Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace. Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, from September 2017 to May 2018.

Open to both men and women, Centerpoint provides structure and support within community to facilitate spiritual growth, group spiritual guidance, and leadership from trained, experienced facilitators.

Cost: $640 for the program (includes a down payment for the spring 3 day Silent Retreat), payable in quarterly instalments of $160 every 8 weeks, plus $35 for a binder of Wisdom Teachings, payable upon registration.

There is a limit of 8 participants.

Fall semester: Wednesdays, September 20 – December 13, 2017

Spring semester: January 3 – May 9, 2018.

Led by Facilitators/Spiritual Companions Susan DuMoulin (susandumoulin@gmail.com, 604-734-9134) and Gwen Dirks (778-952-5580), trained and experienced in theology, psychology, and spiritual accompaniment.

Living Your Spiritual Gifts

 

At the beginning of every new year, Canadian Memorial offers a program for those seeking to identify their unique cluster of spiritual capacities. Living Your Spiritual Gifts is a process of self-exploration guided by Rev. Beth Hayward in which participants learn to align their lives with their spiritual gifts and, by so doing, enrich the lives of others.

The program has four phases. Please note the dates.

  • Saturday, January 21, Discovering: In this small-group workshop, you answer several probing questions to begin honing in on your gifts. (9:30 am start, 3-hour session)
  • In an hour or two on your own, you work through the spiritual gifts indicator in your program booklet and reflect on your responses.
  • In a confidential interview with Beth (the time slot chosen at registration), you identify your three strongest spiritual gifts.
  • Saturday, February 18, Discerning: In the wrap-up workshop, you consider how best to use your spiritual gifts in service/ministry to others. (9:30 am start, 3-hour session)
  • Sunday, March 5: During the regular worship service, if you choose, your gifts and ministries are blessed by the congregation.

Living Your Spiritual Gifts is a congregational perk for Canadian Memorial Church attendees only. The program is limited to 9 people and hosted in a home located at Alder Street & West 14th Avenue. To pre-register and choose your interview time with Beth, please contact

colleencruickshank@gmail.com.

Connection Circles

Explore your spirituality in community! Join in one of the oldest spiritual traditions of our faith and come together to dialogue spiritual ideas, ask tough questions and share in community. Build intimacy and trust and see the Divine in each other. Engage in meaningful spiritual dialogue and community with our weekly Connection Circles. Connection Circles are weekly or monthly gatherings, both during the day and in the evening. Grouped around a number of topics, see below for what is on offer!

The Connection Circles will provide the opportunity for people to:
• Explore their evolutionary journey
• Engage with others in spiritual practice and reflection
• Experience the culture of Canadian Memorial

Find out more here, and register in the main church office.

Meditation

Free and held at the Centre for Peace on Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 pm.

Learn meditation techniques, listen to spiritual readings read by Sam Wyatt, and meditate with a community. Free and held at the Centre for Peace on Tuesdays from 7:00–8:30 pm.  For more information contact Sam Wyatt, sam@samwyatt.com

Programs in Earth Literacies

“Programs in Earth Literacies is a new initiative developed within the Living Language Institute Foundation (LLIF). The vision for Programs in Earth Literacies developed among a number of colleagues who over the past few years have been participating in circle gatherings, retreats and workshops reflecting on Earth spirituality, Eco-theology, care for Earth, and deep ecology in order to deepen their understanding of the place of the human within the cosmos. We envision a breadth of possibilities within Programs in Earth Literacies to explore what it means to be creatures of Earth and to participate in caring for Earth from that perspective.” For more information, please click here.

Upcoming Events:

A Brief History of Ken Wilber: A Friendly Exploration of his Integral Philosophy with Layman Pascal The well-known American philosopher Ken Wilber is a prolific intellectual powerhouse who has transformed our understanding of sacred evolutionary philosophy. His integrative vision enfolds many of our most far-sighted and comprehensive thinkers. However it is daunting to approach a complex system of peculiar terminology and exotic insights. Local integral thinker Layman Pascal will take us on a friendly sojourn through the basic modules of Integral Philosophy. Along the way we will learn a little about the background of Ken Wilber as well take time to explore the deep, enduring human questions that he is addressing in his own rich and profound fashion. What do “integration” and “transcendence” really mean? And how do they apply to our personal development and our everyday lives?

WHEN: Sat. Nov. 4th 2017  from 10AM – 4:00PM  COST: $70.00 REGISTRATION: Programs@earthliteracies.org or call 250-220-4601