General Introduction to the day:
As a community of faith, we believe that we are continually called to seek ways of becoming more deeply connected to ourselves, our neighbors and our world. Through these connections we grow more whole as individuals and become better able to help others grow, heal, and become whole.
This year, Faith Lutheran Church is hosting a free Wholeness Day on Earth Day, April 22, from 9-12:30, at 1115 Combie Road, Meadow Vista. 40 minute mini-sessions will be offered throughout the morning, focusing on personal, community, and environmental well being. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of offerings. Activities and care for children will be provided, bring the whole family.
List of Presenters:
Patrick Bollinger: Patrick is co-owner of Foothill Roots Farm. He will present during the first session on local and organic foods. He says, “Community is at the core of our farm.”
Colleen Hogan and Mark Duarte: Colleen and Marc will present a mini service fair highlighting local service programs. Turn compassion into action, volunteer!
Mike Mulligan: Mike will lead folks on a walk through creation as he helps participants explore wholeness through improving their physical health with exercise.
Jessica Del Pozo: Jessica will focus on finding wholeness through the discipline of Qigong, an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates gentle movement, breathing techniques and focused intention.
Lynette Beadles: Caregiving is a gift to both the giver and receiver. Unfortunately, the caregiver often gives until he or she begins to feel fractured. Join Lynette in seeking ways to find wholeness of mind and spirit in the vocation of giving care.
Ann Linkugel: Mandalas are Indian symbols of wholeness. Ann will offer a time of exploration into key aspects of wholeness as each person creates a simple mandala symbolizing a journey of exploration and discovery towards personal growth in wellness and spirituality.
Julie Hettig: Join Julie in an experience of prayer and mindful walking through the labyrinth, an ancient meditation tool used to "circle to the center" of wholeness.
Joan Stockbridge: The Breath Prayer. Learn about and practice this ancient prayer technique. Used for centuries, it is an accessible and practical tool for increasing inner peace. Joan is a spiritual director and retreat and workshop leader.
350 Placer - Carlos Del Pozo and Danielle Mills: Wholeness of self requires a connection to all things living. Carlos and Danielle will offer a time of caring for creation as a stepping stone to the healing of the world.
Kathy Van Zuuk: Kathy will present the benefits of being outdoors and information about native and non-native vegetation and offer suggestions for gardening.
Meadow Vista Friendly Neighbors: Spend some time getting to know the Friendly Neighbors and what they do to help our community. There will also be an opportunity for hands-on help in the work of the Friendly Neighbors.