Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:30 AM PDT
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT

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Shalom Prayer Center 
840 S. Main
Mt.Angel, OR

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Elaine Andres 
Sacred Path Ministry 

A Spring Gathering





Please do NOT register for the event. We left the registration open so no one would show up and be disappointed.

Another invitation will be sent when we have found a new venue and new dates set.

Thank you for your interest. We hope to see you in the Fall.


Restoring the Lost Art of Story-Listening

Taking the time to discover our stories in the company of a loving other is increasingly rare in our networked, fragmented, and work-dominated society. Too seldom received, being listened to is a gift that helps us know ourselves as we narrate our lives to a person who cares, someone who listens.

Each of us needs to receive that gift and cultivate the capacity to extend it to others. Our communities, churches, and culture, too, are in serious need of this dangerously uncommon gift.  In religious terms, the gift of story-listening is a sanctifying, healing, and refining spiritual discipline.

Our spring gathering will be an opportunity for anyone on a spiritual path to explore the practices of a narrative spirituality. We will reflect on story-telling and story-listening as we immerse ourselves in these practices to deepen our self-understanding, prayer, and ministries.

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Our Faciliatator

  Susan S. Phillips (Ph.D.) is executive director of New College Berkeley, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union.

Susan is a spiritual director who, in addition to meeting with people one-on-one, also speaks around the world and regularly leads retreats for colleges, churches, clergy and laity.

Susan is a sociologist and teaches regularly for New College Berkeley, Regent College (Canada), Fuller Theological Seminary, and the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary. For more information, view Susan S. Phillips, Ph.D. at New College Berkeley.

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WHO IS COMING? Spiritual Directors, Pastors, Hospice Workers, Chaplains, Counselors, Therapists, Those interested in deepening their spiritual path,

WHERE: Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main, Mt. Angel, OR

DATES:  Begins on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 9 a.m. and will end on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at noon.

SCHEDULE:  Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Susan Phillips will lead sessions Friday morning, Friday evening and Saturday morning. Friday afternoon provides an opportunity for quiet contemplation, labyrinth walking, naps, visiting with friends. There will also be a variety of art materials for you to use during this quiet time. In addition, several optional reflection experiences will be available.

MEALS - NEW INFORMATION: Your registration fee includes Friday lunch, snacks, beverages, materials and event expenses. Shalom has contracted with a catering service to provide meals for their guests. Registration for meals closes March 16. You may register after March 17 and plan to have lunch in one of the excellent local restraurants.

     $195     Early Bird Discount ends February 28.
If you pay by check, it must be postmarked by February 28 to receive the Early Bird Discount.

     $225     Registration ends March 20 for the meal count. You may register after March 20 and plan to have lunch in a local restraurant. Snacks are included.

QUESTIONS: Please email elaine@sacredpathministry.org 

LODGING and MEALS:  If you wish to stay overnight at Shalom Prayer Center,  please make your reservations for lodging and meals directly with Shalom. NOTE: Friday lunch and snacks are included in your registration fee. Prices are: single room is $50 per night; double room is $70 per night; breakfast is $7.50; lunch is $8.50; dinner is $9.50. To make a reservation, please call Shalom Prayer Center at: (503) 845-6773.