Fall & Winter 2018 Workshops

"Chanting as Prayer"

Sunday
November 18, 2018
10:30a.m. - Noon

Many spiritual and religious traditions around the world express the act of prayer through singing chants.  We will actively explore chants from around the world by singing together.  Please bring rhythm instruments if you would like to also participate with hand or frame drums, rattles or other gentle rhythmic instruments.

St. Francis in the Foothills UMC
Adult Education

4625 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ

This class is open to the public and free of charge to all who participate.

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"Branching Out: Using the Wisdom of Trees to Connect Us"

Sunday
December 2, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Noon

St. Francis in the Foothills
4625 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ

      "Trees act in ways that connect themselves to the earth as well as reaching out to provide support back to the earth.  When trees grow together in a community, even if they are not from the same family, they will find ways to shade, protect and support their fellow trees.  We will use this metaphor to explore our own spiritual lives, as well as the spiritual lives of those around us from diverse spiritual communities."

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This classes is free and open to the public

"“We must stop looking at life as if we humans are at the top of everything. There’s spirit in everything, not just in people. If the Creator made it, there is spirit in it. And if it has spirit in it, it has a part to play in creation." Dan, Lakota Elder from The Wolf at Twilight by Kent Nerburn from Trilogy Series