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Bridging Inter-Faith and
Inter-Spiritual Communities
by Linking Spirit, Service and Care

November 12th, 2020 Community Newsletter

Thankful blessings, !!!name!!!,

Board Chair's Message

As we begin to slowly close out this year and honor the Thanksgiving season, we are so grateful that we had the technology to connect with you our wonderful spiritual community. A heartfelt thank you to those who contributed to the special events we hosted as we navigated these challenging times.

We are so honored and delighted to announce that ChIME “The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine” has become our reciprocal partner as of October 2020. With a heartfelt gratitude to Theo Kalikow, Interim Executive Director, Rev. Katie Payson, Dean of Students for sharing their gracious time with Rev. Susanna Macomb and I to form this partnership. Please read about their school, program, events and description further down in this newsletter.
Rhonda Schienle
Rev. Rhonda Schienle
A new Board of Director will be joining us on January 1st, 2021. Author, radio hostess, Certified Spiritual Master Life Coach and Professional Angel Card Reader, Rita Theresa Owen will be representing our Spiritual Care Professional Members. She is one of our Spiritual Care Professionals and we are so excited to welcome her to the Board.

Rev. Jon Mundy Ph.D. offered a very powerful talk Thursday November 5th, 2020 on “Mysticism and A Course in Miracles” to approximately 160 registered friends around the world and we would like to thank him for this spiritual wisdom and gracious time.

Here is the World AWAKE YouTube of Rev. Jon Mundy’s talk.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beloveds.
Blessings and Gratitude
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

World AWAKE Board Chair

New Reciprocal Partner

Chaplaincy Institute of Maine

The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME) is a two-to-three year interfaith program for students seeking to deepen their spiritual growth and practice and/or seeking ordination as interfaith ministers. There are two options for study: In our Traditional Program, weekly classes meet face-to-face in Portland, Maine. In our Blended Learning Program, weekly classes meet synchronously via Zoom. Each student is a member of a class cohort that meets once each week beginning in mid-September and ending in late May. All students from both programs meet together in person once a month for weekend workshops. Nearly 175 ChIME graduates are serving institutions and communities in New England and in ten other states and Canada.
The first year of the ChIME curriculum focuses on personal growth and clarity of call; the second year's focus is on deepening one's spiritual journey through skill building and an internship. 150 hours of volunteer service is required during the first academic year and 150 hours of an internship is required during the second academic year. Knowledge and experience of the world's major faith traditions are woven into the program throughout the two years. Students engage in the exploration of the arts and creativity as an expression of the divine throughout the program.

Through participation in weekly classes, weekend workshops, and community-wide events, students are invited into a Beloved Community of interfaith-oriented individuals. Each student is encouraged to identify a mentor and is also assigned a ChIME graduate as a Spiritual Companion. Graduates reflect that peer interactions in the weekly small discussion/integration circles provide some of the most valuable support of all.

ChIME's mission is to educate and ordain interfaith leaders who serve with integrity, spiritual presence, and prophetic voice. ChIME will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, beliefs, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability. ChIME is a non-profit, Interfaith seminary governed by a Board of Trustees.

The school was founded in 2002 by Rev. Jacob Watson, D. Min, and by Abbess Patricia Ellen, a graduate of The New Seminary in New York. ChIME faculty are from a wide variety of disciplines. Please see our website for more information. There you can subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter or, for weekly updates, please "Like" our ChIME Facebook page.

New Board of Director

A joyous welcome to Rita Owen to the Board of Directors. She is a Spiritual Care Professional and has graciously accepted this position that will commence on January 1st, 2021. World AWAKE is delighted to have Rita represent those whose membership is that of the Spiritual Care Professional umbrella.

Please visit Rev. Rita's Profile Page.
Rita Owen
Rita Theresa Owen

Upcoming Online Classes

The Soul of Therapy

Instructor: Andrea Mathews, MA, LPC
Meetings: 1 Friday Meeting
Date: December 4th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Central
Format: Live Online
Audience: Mental Health Clinicians
Description: It is time for clinicians to develop the core competencies required to address spiritual or religious problems. This workshop is meant to facilitate the increase in competency necessary to treating the whole person, by including the spiritual component of clinical care in an interfaith/
interspiritual or pluralistic manner that may capacitate a new and higher version of wellness.

Click for Details/Registration
Andrea Mathews, MA, LPC

Reciprocal Partners

Miracles Magazine” with founder Rev. Jon Mundy, Ph.D.

Miracles Magazine

The Abbey of HOPE

Abbey of Hope

All Faiths Seminary International


Raising The Vibration

Raising the Vibration

The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple

Tree of Life

Inspirational Quote

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