53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:November 19th, 2016.
Category/Categories:Spirituality of Aging

Occupying elderhood is an intentional act.  Henri Nouwen speaks of fecundity as a state of fruitfulness, rich with inner vitality and joy in being alive.  How can we embrace a state in which fruitfulness replaces productivity?  Contemplation and active service nourish one another and can be consciously cultivated to generate ever-bearing fruit.  Through guided meditation, gentle movement, and conversation, we will open the door to such questions as:  How do we uncover the unique gifts we can bring (even in the smallest acts of service) to sustain a vision of peace and justice and a resilient community culture of hope?  How can we learn from each other?  In this time of climate change and intense awareness of the way all creation is connected, how are we as elders called to act on behalf of the younger generations and the generations to come? 

9:30am 3:00pm Fee: $65 with lunch, $55 without. Pre-registration is required.

Leaders: Carol Rinehart and Doug Renick

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"The greatest challenge of the day is to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each of us."
- Dorothy Day