Spiritual Formation

by | Mar 11, 2021

“I want to encourage folks to take as many opportunities as possible to process the many points of grief they’ve experienced in the last year. It is my hope that a one time event like this may inspire new small groups to form to help deepen the learning. I’m thankful the Spiritual Formation Team is helping this event and others to take place.”

Rev. April Oristano

Co-Pastor, First Christian Church Eugene

Disciples Women's Retreat April 17, 2021

Come join Disciples Women for a two hour gathering
to explore how we can show up for others in difficult times
to build resilience.
2020 was a complex season with wildfires, pandemic, social unrest and our own personal struggles as well.
This gathering is one in a series for Disciples Women to help to build up our strength by leaning into prayer, compassion and sisterhood with one another.
Our speakers are
Rev. Tracia Deal, Chaplain from Kalispell, Montana
and Ms. Anita Grace Paul from Southern India.
We will hear from our speakers about the power of showing up for people in vulnerable seasons of their lives and spend some time in smaller groups sharing resources on how to show up for one another during vulnerable times in ways that build courage and capacity.
An offering will be received to be divided between The Regional Church Clergy Assistance Fund and Family Village Farm in India.

"Grief is not to be feared! ... Grief is a messenger, come to guide us forward." -Mary Sharon Moore

Mary Sharon Moore is a nationally known teacher, writer, and evangelizing storyteller. She has a master’s degree in theological studies from the Franciscan School of Theology (Berkeley), with a focus on liturgical spirituality. In her spiritual direction practice she guides individuals through the journey from dying to receiving new life. 
Mary Sharon is the author of ten books and numerous articles. Her inspirational spoken-word tracks are on her artist page at Spotify.
Her website is marysharonmoore.com. She makes her home in Eugene.

“I am so inspired to hear Mary Sharon talk about grief as a necessary step toward creation and building new and powerful things. We have to grieve to become our best selves!”

Anna Duncan

Member, First Christian Church Eugene

Seasons of Grief Seasons of New Life

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Do you have ideas for Spiritual Formation events, books, etc.? Email Spiritual Formation Chair, Karen Duncan by clicking below.