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16 June 2015

Forthcoming Events at WellSpring
 

 Celtic-Style Worship Service
 Thursday 18 June, 8 to 9pm

 Incorporating music, prayers and quiet reflection

 ‘The ears with which one hears the message of the Gospel
 are hidden in a person’s heart and these ears do not hear anything
 unless they are favoured with a certain interior solitude or silence.’
 (Thomas Merton)

 
 Suggested $5 donation





 Soul Parenting
 Friday 19 June, 9.30am to 12 noon
 'Loss in Parenting'
 Facilitator: Rosanne Arnott
 Come along for some facilitated conversation with other parents
 around attentive parenting, spirituality and the inner work that comes
 with being a parent.

 Cost: $25 (members: $22.50); click here to book and pay online.



 Soul Nurture
 A quiet day to warm your winter soul at WellSpring 
 Wednesday 1 July, 10am to 3pm
 Facilitator: Marilyn Hinton
 Cost: $40 (members: $36); click here to book and pay online.


 
Forthcoming Spiritual Direction Professional Development sessions

  • What does spirituality have to do with depression?
    Tuesday 23 June, 10am to 3pm
    Facilitator: Kaye Twining
    [Soup will be supplied; BYO other items for lunch]
     
  • Why am I a Spiritual Director?
    Wednesday 29 July (note change of date), 10am to 3pm
    Facilitator: Maria McCormack
     
  • Journeying with People for Whom Suicide is an Issue
    Saturday 15 August, 10am to 3pm
    Facilitator: Mary Dewberry

    Cost: $60 (members: $54) per session; click here to book and pay online.


Transfiguration Feast



Monday 3 August, 7pm

$12 per person
Book and pay online
(Please let us know your name and any special dietary needs)
Would you like to help with preparing and serving a simple meal for this Feast? Please let Ann know.




 Fragments of Home:
 Forming Pastoral Companions for the
 Ministry of Healing from Childhood Abuse




 Semester 2, 2015, Stirling Theological College, Mulgrave
 Lecturer: Tim McCowan / Co-facilitator: Monique Lisbon
 (12 x 3 hour sessions on Thursday evenings, beginning 30 July)





This unit introduces students to the pastoral, theological and spiritual issues arising from ministry with adult survivors of childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
 
Theological dimensions of power, healing, justice-making and advocacy will be explored. It examines both the implications of abuse on a person’s wellbeing and their critical needs for their emotional and spiritual healing to occur.
 
This unit specifically aims to develop pastoral companions who are capable of facilitating small groups and listening spaces that can foster the most conducive environment for healing for adult survivors of abuse.
 
In addition to referral skills, it will also direct students to and train them in a number of appropriate resources in these environments with survivors.
 
Call for Applications
Entry is by application and interview, prior to enrolling in the unit.

Applications close on 26 June 2015 (you will then be invited to come for an interview in the week beginning 6 July).
 
More information
 
More information is available through:

 Quiet Garden newsletter
 The latest newsletter, Quiet Places 38 for Pentecost 2015
 is now available.

 Click here to download it in PDF form
 or pick up a printed copy from the bench
 in the WellSpring Resource Room.

Visit www.wellspringcentre.org.au
or ring (03) 9885 0277 for more information

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