"Circling" Class for Adults - "Circling" is a ten-session program formed by mystic and religious scholar Jan Phillips to raise each of us to a new level of creativity.  Even if you don't  believe you have a creative cell in your body! Through activities in a community of like-minded others, your heart may open and you might let go of a burden you've been carrying.  Build a community of support and new-found insights over the ten-week period.  Because the program depends on the energy formed by the group, we ask that participants commit to all ten sessions.  Each group member receives a complimentary notebook with poems, guided activities and blank pages for notes and journalling. This program operates on the Dana concept of generosity; there is no fee.  Facilitated by Darla Bair.

                           Wednesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 am   January 10 - March 21, 2018 (not meeting on Feb 21)                            Please register for the program so we can prepare your notebook            gbmanor@aol.com                          

"Balancing" Class for Adults - "Balancingis a six-session program to find and create balance in your life.  Only you know what your soul needs, and we will explore some new ways to feed you and your soul!  Setting intentions, fitting self-care into your busy life... it's all about balance.  Balance is the third leg of the stool on which a good life rests, joining Respect and Responsibility.   Because the program depends on the energy formed by the group, we ask that participants commit to all six sessions.  Each group member receives a complimentary notebook with poems, guided activities and blank pages for notes and journalling. This program operates on the Dana concept of generosity; there is no fee.                                                            Facilitated by Darla Bair, but leadership rotates each week                                                                                                    Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 8:30 am   January 10 -  February 14, 2018                                                   Please register for the program so we can prepare your notebook            gbmanor@aol.com

The Calm in the Chaos labyrinth is open to the public for walking meditation.  A labyrinth gives us the opportunity to quiet the mind and allow Spirit to speak to us.  Our feet always know where to step next - there is no chance of a mistake as with a maze.  When you get to the center, pause with George the Grateful, a metal sculpture created by artist John Archer.  When you are ready, spiral your way back out of the labyrinth, coming into the world again, renewed, relaxed, whole again.  Most people walk in silence so with music playing privately with earbuds.  When you come to walk, please leave a text or voice message that you are on the property.    585.494.1795

Click here to see our listing on the National Labyrinth Society website

Christian Women's Retreat

                         Saturday, March 3, 2018                       You plan and carry out all the children's activities and family vacations, and keep everyone else sane and happy.  Saturday, March 3,  is a step out of that life to focus on only you and your connection to God.  Reboot your own spiritual energy with  new ways to 'hear' scripture.  Learn how to use steps from lectio divina to turn your favorite scripture verse into poetry.  Illuminate and decorate a page of scripture to frame.  Sing together, pray together!                Lunch is included     9:00 - 1:30 pm                     Please register     gbmanor@aol.com  

There is no charge for the program.  It is *dana   

"Supper and Soul" is a program born of people's need for something more than most organized religions offer.  When a Sunday morning service just doesn't do it for you, come find us.  When you have no idea what you're searching for, but you feel spiritually unfulfilled, come find us.  If you have an open heart and open mind to accept and learn from more than one faith tradition and path, come find us.  Supper and Soul is open to anyone who understands there is more to life than consumerism and 'stuff.'  We help to unclutter each other's spiritual lives, we look deeper than surface.  First is a meal, begun with prayer. Afterwards, there is a discussion, a class, a meditation, or an experience that, we hope, deepens your own relationship with the ancient wisdom of wholeness and love, and gets you closer to the Infinite Divine.  Each person understands that this is not a forum to advocate for their own faith tradition, but rather an awakening of new ideas and possibilities.  If something has stirred you by reading this, please request to be added to our invitation list. .Supper and Soul is held on Sunday evenings.

...........November 5, 2017   Guest Speaker Charles Palella!

.........October 22, 2017   Giving from Our Abundance    What is abundance?  How can we cultivate it in our own lives?  How can we help others to experience abundance? Tonight, we give from the depths of our own abundance!  Bring items to fill gift boxes for children who have little to nothing.  We will collect money for UNICEF for children in Puerto Rico. A donation of just $28 will provide a kit containing basic, essential supplies such as water purification tablets, a water bucket with lid, water containers, soap, toothpaste, detergent and sanitary pads.  The supplies will help children and their families keep clean and healthy, protecting them from diseases that can occur after the loss of equipment and infrastructure and the disruption of a safe water supply.  We will also collect non-perishable food donations for the local food shelf to help our neighbors who cannot adequately feed their families.  

..........September 24, 2017   Voices, Drums and Heavenly Sounds    Many faith paths use music, chanting, drumming and other sounds to bring forth Spirit and celebrate the love of the Infinite Divine.  We will sing and drum; please bring a hand drum or djembe if you can.  We will learn of Biblical instruments, create a powerful drum circle, and close with guided meditation.  Please bring a meatless dish to pass.   6:00 - 8:00 pm    Please let us know you are coming.  

..........August 6, 2017    Staying Spiritually Healthy in a Crazy World     Staying positive and keeping your balance in the rocky boat of today's crazy world can take a lot of energy.  Together, we'll explore multiple ways to stay grounded, mentally healthy and spiritually focused, even though those around us are falling apart and saying and doing negative things.  Bring a dish to pass - we may eat outdoors if the weather is lovely.  And we will end the evening with a quiet stroll around the labyrinth.   6:00 - 8:00 pm

...........March 12, 2017      Seven Female Mystics Revisited    The program had created a lot of anticipatory excitement in the Fall of 2016, but was held on a night when the snow gods decided to show their might.  Many of you could not attend.  Here it is again!   Meet seven women who changed the spiritual climate of their day and continue to change us when we read their words and study their lives.  Each woman brings a story of challenges and faith that will inspire you, give you hope and send you to the library or amazon to get your copy of their words!  Potluck begins promptly at 6:00.    Please bring some nourishment to share.   We end at 8:00, after a short guided meditation.  

..........February 26, 2017     Meditating and Mindfulness: Easy Tips    Meditation and mindfulness are getting a lot of press! Classes and books abound.  What's it all about?  Must you meditate every day or will it 'work' if you only meditate sometimes? How can you be mindful with a pile of laundry and people in your life demanding your time?  We will look at ways to move towards a more focused, mindful day amidst the chaos of 'real life.'   We will banish some myths about meditation and help you to begin or enhance your practice.  Yoga mat or meditation cushion optional.   Potluck begins at 6:00 pm.   

..........January 22, 2017     Law of Attraction, hype or truth?    Rebecca Young, Spiritual Health Coach, will teach the basics of the Law of Attraction, some simple processes, and how to use this Law in assisting you to manifest what you want.  Effective understanding and utilization of the Law of Attraction can help you to experience more Peace, Love and Joy in your daily life.  It can help you to increase your connection to God and God's love, and to decrease your connection to fears and limitations.  Potluck begins at 6:00 pm.   Please bring some nourishment to share.  We end at 8:00 pm, after a short guided meditation.  

                                                                         Calm in the Chaos Center                                                                                     585.494.1795/gbmanor@aol.com           6590 Lake Road, Brockport, NY 14420