MARY MAGDALENE Modern ICONS
- June 30
The Many Faces of the Magdalene
Icons of Mary Magdalene
by contemporary women artists shown in the Sanctuary
(image by Maya Telford)
Features 21 paintings of the Magdalene by 18 women artists who engaged with Mary Magdalene and with their canvases
with sacred intention. Many were blessed before, during and/or after creation. Some of these artists have only recently claimed
the title “artist,” and many did not experience a connection to Mary Magdalene before creating their paintings.
Whatever your interpretation of the Magdalene, the enormity of her value
is apparent in these sacred renderings. The medicine therein is palpable; the sanctuary virtually vibrates with it. Step into
this sacred container and see the Divine Feminine in you, via Mary Magdalene, reflected back. Show curated
by Jennifer Mantle, SoulCollage Priestess.
SUNDAY May 26
Liturgy of the Divine Femine -
will take us on a gudied meditation where we are invited to view the icons of Mary Magdalene during a musical medly of sacredsong."
Voices of the Sacred Drum
will follow as we softly transition from meditation to celebration.
SING HERSONGS: every 2nd Sunday join
the Katie Ketchum’s goddess gospel choir Everyone welcome-no experience needed. Also
voice lessons. Priestess of Permission Katie Ketchum will be directing original, upbeat, bluesy/gospel songs
in praise of the Sacred Feminine. Sacred Songs, every 1st, 3rd , 4th Sunday,
led by Minister of Music Steve Rausch, embrace inclusive and liberating lyrics with classical and contemporary Music.
Four part harmonies as well as simple chorales. The Vocal Divine for women meets on 2nd
Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:45 PM to create music for herchurch – guitar and drums welcome.
in the Lap of the Goddess”
a retreat for 20 women, is sponsored by herchurch, June 7-9
(beginning with dinner on Friday). The retreat will be at the Nature-Bridge Center in Marin at Rhodeo Beach.
Rituals and program (music, movement, arts, cosmic healing...) by herchurch staff and friends
is open to the first 20 who register, The cost is $250 and includes two nights, two dinners, two lunches,
two breakfasts – facilities and program. In order to provide this reasonable cost herchurch is subsidizing
the retreat. If it is still not affordable to you right now we do have a sliding scale.
Participants need to attend the entire retreat: Friday 5 PM – Sunday 1:00 PM. There is only 1 slot
left. Email Pastor Stacy for the registration information at email@example.com
VISUAL EXPRESSION: A monthly workshop led by AWE artist
Susan Black will use watercolor paints and everyday materials – to express our divinely-given creativity.
The emphasis will be on enjoyment and relaxation, focusing on the process, not necessarily the outcome. All materials
provided by herchurch -- no prerequisites -- just bring your creative selves! The first workshop will meet
on Saturday May 18 in the Expressive Arts Room from 3-4:15 PM and each 3rd Saturday of the month
thereafter. Drop-in’s welcome and there is a $5 suggested donation towards certain supplies.
MAY 19 join Jennifer Mantle, SoulCollage priestess, from 1-4pm for another
fun, insightful session of creating our own wisdom cards using collage. In this month's session we will be focusing on the
Divine Feminine. No art experience needed; just come play! *First session free for herchurch folks!* Also join Jennifer for
an open studio type day on May 25th. Drop in, use her supplies, and have some fun!
SOPHIA’S SONS –
a feminist men’s spirituality group: Please
join us as we explore who the Goddess is for us, while healing and exploring the sacred masculine . This group
is open to all men, whether in body mind, soul, or spirit. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month,
the next being June 12, from 5:30 to 7pm, in the Garden/Meditation Room. We will begin a series on the Green Man and will
be watching the short film "The Awakening Story," based on the Universe Story by Brian Swimme
and Thomas Berry. If you have questions or possible topics you would like to explore, contact Pr. Thom at firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY WEDNESDAY, the sanctuary is open from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Goddess Rosary Beads are available
for use during that time. Prayers and meditations will be on hand as well as incense, oils, candles and bells. Community
spoken Goddess Rosary is conducted at twenty minute intervals: 7:10, 7:30 and 7:50 PM. You may come and
go as you wish, and use the prayer stations at any time. We use ancient images and developing connections
with our eternal Mother, Spirit Sister, Wisdom Herself! On the third
Wednesday we have beads and materials available for you to make your own Goddess Rosary from 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
- it is easy and fun. Or make one for another.
WOMEN’S DRUMMING CIRCLE
Wednesday from 5:45 – 6:45 PM in the sanctuary.
Leader is Mz Dionne. No drumming experience
Some drums are available – if you have questions please speak with Mz. Dionne. Next dates are May 15,
June 19, July 17, August 21