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October 24th, 2019 Community Newsletter


Board Chair's Message

World AWAKE’s first annual members “Hot Chocolate Social” was phenomenal. We had a wonderful turnout and thank you all who attended and participated in this event. It was decided by our members to do more gatherings and another annual gathering in 2020.

I would like to extend a heartfelt gratitude to Rev. Teal Gray at The Lavender Crow, Cynthia McCarthy at Spirit on the Spot and Toi Bartone at Nature's Way Holistic Emporium for their generous gift baskets that were given to three lucky winners at our annual gathering.

Also, we announced our new and exciting ventures at the online gathering. Our 2021 conference/retreat committee has been formed. Soon we will have a save the date, location and a theme.

Everyone is welcome to our conference/retreat in 2021. We will have vendors, workshops, keynote speakers and so much more. Our goal is to have this be experiential to all who attend.

2020 Early Bird specials will be available for renewing your membership or becoming a first-time member! Please read more about the details and specials within this newsletter.

Our gathering also provided feedback on sacred circles within our respective communities. Let’s continue this dialogue into 2020.

World AWAKE is so excited to announce a wonderful collaboration with Founder of Co-Creation Magazine, Bob Jayco and his team in Australia. We have a link to the magazine later in the newsletter.
Rhonda Schienle
Rev. Rhonda Schienle
Lavender Crow

Courtesy of The Lavender Crow

Spirit on the Spot

Courtesy of Spirit on the Spot

Nature's Way

Courtesy of Nature's Way Holistic Emporium

Blessings and Gratitude
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

World AWAKE Board Chair

Spiritual Store Holiday Shopping

As we round the corner into the holidays, we encourage you to shop at our Spiritual Store .

We have books authored by our members, arts, crafts, music and other spiritual products.

Shopping Link: https://worldawakeinc.org/resource/spiritual_store/
Holiday Shop

Oneness Interfaith Stoles

Classic Stole

Custom Stoles

Wind Ridge Wood Crafts

Keepsake Boxes

Keepsake Boxes

Kurt Fondriest

Keyhole to Creation

Keyhole to Creation

Early Bird Specials

This special applies to new and current members.

Beginning December 1st, 2019 to January 31st, 2020 we are offering early bird specials by membership category.

Clergy Fellow: New or Renewal $50.00
Spiritual Care Professionals: New or Renewal $50.00

Clergy Student: New or Renewal $20.00
Spiritual Care Professional Student: New or Renewal $20.00

Please visit our Registration page for details.
Early Bird Special

Online Class Announcements

Everyone is welcome to attend any of the online classes.

If you are interested in presenting an online class and you are one of our members, we have streamlined the submissions with this online form - https://worldawakeinc.org/contact/facilitator_submission/ .

Clinical Pastoral Education/Training

Instructor : Rev. Lori Whittemore

Meetings : 13 Monday Meetings

: September 16th, 2019 through December 16th, 2019

: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm EST

: Zoom

: Ministry and Chaplain students and professionals

: Along with attention to the development and refinement of pastoral skills through an action-reflection educational model, trainees will be immersed in exploring issues related to their particular ministry setting and focus. Along with standard CPE learning tools of case-study analysis, group and individual supervision, as well as required readings. Clinical Pastoral Education Training (CPE/T) is an experience in process education that has been honed over several decades and remains responsive to cultural developments that facilitate pastoral growth. The heart of CPE/T is ministry with the sick, injured, and dying, and learning from that ministry. CPE/T trainees learn through reflection, discussion, and evaluation, and are able to apply their learning in future ministry experiences. This type of adult learning is accomplished with other CPE/T trainees and a CPE/T supervisor in a dynamic, small group setting.

Fees and Registration : Please see our Education page for additional details.
Lori H. Whittemore
Rev Lori H. Whittemore

Your Divine Plan - Discovering God's Plan for Your Life

Instructor : Rev. Stacy Goforth

Meetings : 2 Tuesday Meetings

Dates : October 29th, 2019 through November 5th, 2019

Time : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Format : Zoom

Audience : World AWAKE members and extended community who are seeking direction for their lives.

Description : For anyone on a spiritual path, the most often asked questions are usually "What am I supposed to do with my life?" or "What is my purpose for this life?" If you've ever pondered these questions, a thorough review of who you are; your experiences, passions, influencers, personality and spiritual gifts, can help you step back and look at your life from a more objective perspective, and may give you the insights you are seeking.

Your Divine Plan is a program that I created while serving as a lay leader in the United Methodist Church several years ago to address this issue. Using the Christian scriptures, I researched and defined thirty-three spiritual gifts, developed an assessment tool, as well as worksheets to help participants review who they are and to help them discover where God may be leading them. The accompanying workbook leads you through each exercise, explains spiritual gifts, and helps identify patterns in your life that you may not have noticed. We also cover some of the barriers and obstacles that prevent us from stepping into our plan, and provide encouragement to overcome them.

Fees and Registration : Please see our Education page for additional details.
Stacy Goforth
Rev. Stacy Goforth

Certificate Course - AFSI Elective


Sacred Psychology, The Foundations of Spiritual Counseling

Instructor : Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, PhD

Meetings : 3 Tuesday Meetings

Dates : November 5th, 2019 through November 19th, 2019

Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Format : Zoom

Audience : All

Description : Sacred Psychology, The Foundations of Spiritual Counseling, is an introduction to the principles and practices of Spiritual Counseling. Combining psychological and spiritual understanding, we look at the role of a Spiritual Counsellor, how it differs from that of a therapist. As we explore the essence of a healing relationship, we also look deeply at the true causes of suffering.

Fees and Registration : Please see our Education page for additional details.
Brenda Shoshanna
Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, PhD

Spiritual People Have Anxiety, Too!

Instructor : Rev. Connie L. Habash

Meetings : 1 Friday Meeting

Date : November 15th, 2019

Time : 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific

Format : Online - lecture and discussion

Audience : All

Description : Anxiety is on the rise in our culture. Our spiritual life should help calm us, not increase our stress, fear, and overwhelm! From her book, Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life, Rev. Connie will share common errors spiritual people make in their mindset and the way they approach their spiritual practices. These mis-takes can actually increase our anxiety. A few pointers from Yoga philosophy and universal spiritual principles help us shift out of overwhelm and upset, and back to calm within.

Fees and Registration : Please see our Education page for additional details.
Connie L. Habash
Rev. Connie L. Habash


World AWAKE is so excited to announce a wonderful collaboration with Founder of Co-Creation Magazine , Bob Jayco and his team in Australia.
Co-Creation Magazine

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