Help Oasis Celebrate 30 Years at our

Contemplative Hope Summit

Friday, June 21, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
!Free Event
Many Oasis graduates say they long for ways to get together to share and connect. Come celebrate the next summer solstice with us for a day of Contemplative Hope, at our new program home, the St. Francis Center for Renewal in Bethlehem, PA. Come to be inspired by our keynote speaker, Glenn Mitchell, to enjoy contemplative worship, to engage in workshops and to connect with Oasis classmates and new friends.

Think of others you can bring who might be blessed by the Oasis community.

The event is free, including lunch, but registration by June 6, 2019 will be required. 
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Our Speakers
Schedule
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Breakout Session Descriptions

OUR SPEAKERS

  1. Glenn Mitchell
    Glenn Mitchell
    Executive Director, Oasis Ministries Keynote Speaker Breakout Sessions Speaker
  2. Angela Murphy
    Angela Murphy
    Finding Hope with Francis: The Wonder of Seeing God in Everything Breakout Session #1 Speaker
  3. Teresa Knipper
    Teresa Knipper
    Seeking Hope Through Soul Collage Breakout Session #1 Speaker
  4. Melanie Taormina
    Melanie Taormina
    Exploring SDSG Breakout Session #1 Speaker
  5. Mary Jane Kistler
    Mary Jane Kistler
    Hope Through Self-Knowledge: I Know my Enneagram Type - Now What Do I Do With It? Breakout Session #2 Speaker
  6. Rachel Lindemuth
    Rachel Lindemuth
    Hope in the Midst of Chaos: Themes of Inspiration from the Mystics
  7. Ruth Workman
    Ruth Workman
    Exploring DYDM Breakout Session #2 Speaker

OUR SCHEDULE

Please stop by the check-in table to receive your nametag and associated materials for the day.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Registration

A time for contemplative worship and chanting.

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Worship


Keynote Speaker

Glenn Mitchell
Executive Director, Oasis Ministries

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

​Lunch Provided

A) Finding Hope with Francis: The Wonder of Seeing God in                   Everything

B) Seeking Hope Through Soul Collage

C) Exploring SDSG

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Session #1

Enjoy a time of fellowship and coffee, tea, or water in between sessions.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

A) Hope Through Self Knowledge: I Know My Enneagram Type -           Now What Do I Do With It?

B) Hope in the Midst of Chaos: Themes of Inspiration from the                 Mystics

C) Exploring DYDM

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Breakout Session #2


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing

THE LOCATION

St. Francis Center for Renewal
395 Bridle Path Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
 

REGISTRATION

The Contemplative Hope Summit is a FREE event, including lunch, but registration is required. Please complete the following information to register. 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Group #1 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  1. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Finding Hope with Francis: The Wonder of Seeing God in Everything
    Speaker - Angela Murphy
    In this session led by Angela Murphy, we will explore creation through the eyes of one of the most beloved of Saints, Francis of Assisi. Using our imagination, we will follow Francis’ path of joy, simplicity and wonder where all of creation is imbued with God; and discover the immense hope in the contemplative path of pure Presence embodied by the man from Assisi.
  2. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Seeking Hope Through Soul Collage
    Speaker - Teresa Knipper
    In the contemplative act of deeply knowing and honoring all the parts of ourselves, we can discover our own journey of bringing hope to ourselves, our communities and our world. In this SoulCollage® workshop led by Teresa Knipper you will learn to connect with those parts by creating cards in a satisfying, fun and creative process created by Seena Frost linking art, soul andjourney. As you engage in intuitive play, you make your own cards, each one representing one aspect of your personality. You then can use the cards to contemplate life’s questions and enhance self-discovery. Participants will learn and practice the basics to create Soul Collage® cards during the workshop. No art experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. Awaken your Inner Wisdom!!
  3. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Exploring SDSG
    Speakers - Glenn Mitchell and Melanie Taormina
    Come explore what our Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides (SDSG) program is all about. This event is open to grads as well as those checking it out for learning the art of spiritual direction themselves or potentially exploring it for someone else. The leaders for the workshop, Glenn Mitchell and Melanie Taormina, are the lead teachers for Year I.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Group #1 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Finding Hope with Francis:
The Wonder of Seeing God in Everything
Finding Hope with Francis:
The Wonder of Seeing God in Everything
Presenter: Angela Murphy
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Group #1 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm