The Soul of Aging
of the challenges, joys
involved in the aging process
February 19 - June 17
(with an additional workshop on March 26)
September 16-January 20
What is “The Soul of Aging?”
Based on the work of Dr. Parker J Palmer, the Center for Courage & Renewal developed a process called the Circle of Trust®, an approach within which participants support one another in a safe, confidential, and sacred space to access the voice of the soul.
Steve Borgard and Faye Snyder are pleased to be able to offer this 10 session series to our congregation. The program aspires to be a significant contribution to the fabric of who we are as a faith community.
Using the Center’s Soul of Aging curriculum and the Circle of Trust approach, participants from our congregation and the wider community will learn how to listen deeply to one another and how to create spaces that are safe for honest sharing and self-discovery, They will explore together the topic of aging as they seek to understand, surrender to, and be transformed by the aging process.
Program themes address many of the spiritual aspects of this season of our lives, including questions of forgiveness, where we are in our spiritual development, what aspects of ourselves are still yearning for expression, our relationship with time, how to love and serve others, and the notion of befriending our own deaths. Clearly these themes invite a level of honesty and self-disclosure along the way.
The series of 10 gatherings will be divided into two sessions. The Spring Series will be the third Wednesday morning of each month (February-June) from 9:30 am-Noon. (There is one additional required workshop called “Becoming a Circle of Trust®” on Thursday, March 26.)
The Fall/Winter Series continues the third Wednesday morning of each month (September-January) from 9:30 am-Noon. Participants are required to make a commitment to attend every session, (with the understanding that as life unfolds you might need to miss one).
Our place of meeting will be determined by the number of people wishing to participate.
Register by email or phone with Kelley in the church office by Saturday, February 15:
If you have questions, contact Faye at 925-286-8717.
The dates for your 2020-2021 calendar:
March 26 (Workshop)
January 20, 2021