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Men's Spirituality Initiative at Dominican Center

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Dominican Center at Marywood offers a variety of opportunities for men to gather together to deepen their spirituality, understand their role in life, family and community.
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Men's Spirituality Initiative


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DCM now offers several men’s spirituality programs. These programs originated in response to men’s requests for opportunities to work on their spirituality in the company of other men. This initiative is not intended to negate or ignore the need for men and women to work together toward spiritual development. It does, however, offer a specific focus on a participant’s life experience and needs, similar to programs we offer based on generation, life stages and transitions. Below are offerings for men of all faiths and cultures. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call the DCM front desk at 616.454.1241 (Option 5). We welcome your inquiries. You may also click on the links below -- the name links will take you to a biography of the presenter and the "Click Here" links will take you to a program summary and online registration area. Presenters are pictured at right. From top to bottom are Brian Plachta, Reverend Michael Fedewa, Mark Thomson, Reverend Douglas Kamstra and Juan Olivarez.

Spiritual Direction Information for Men Facilitator: Brian Plachta, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Director, MA in Pastoral Counseling Summary:  If you are interested in the idea of spiritual direction, yet not entirely sure what it is, this session is for you. The evening will explain the nature and purpose of both individual and group spiritual direction. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Date: Monday, January 14; 7:00–8:00 p.m. Cost: $10.00  Info/Register: Click Here

Men’s Spirituality Breakfast Series - This monthly series offers men an opportunity to gather together for a hot breakfast, a presentation and conversation about a variety of spiritual topics as they relate specifically to men. All sessions run from 7:30 - 9:00 am; cost is $10.00 for each instance and includes your hot and healthy breakfast expertly prepared by the DCM Conference Center Staff.

December 19, 2012
Joseph and His Son – Beyond his Wildest Dreams
Presenter:
Reverend Michael Fedewa
Time: Wednesday, December 19 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $10.00
Info/Register: Click Here

January 23, 2013
The Role of Spirituality in Addiction and Recovery

Presenter: Mark Thomson, Director of Special Projects at D.A. Blodgett–St. John’s Home
Date: Wednesday, January 23; 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Cost: $10.00
Info/Register: Click Here

February 27, 2013
Becoming a Biblical Man

Presenter: Reverend Douglas Kamstra, DMin, Christian Reformed Clergy, Leader of The Deeper Journey Ministry
Date: Wednesday, February 27; 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Cost: $10.00
Info/Register: Click Here

March 27, 2013
Fitting God into Your Life vs. fitting Your Life into God’s

Presenter: Lay Men’s Panel, Speakers TBA
Date: Wednesday, March 27; 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Cost: $10.00
Info/Register: Click Here

April 24, 2013
Soul and Role

Presenter: Juan Olivarez, PhD,President of Aquinas College.
 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Cost: $10.00
Info/Register: Click Here

Becoming a Biblical Man Workshop
Presenter: Reverend Douglas Kamstra, DMin, Christian Reformed Clergy, Leader of The Deeper Journey Ministry
Date: Wednesdays: March 6, 13, 20; 7:00–9:00 a.m.
Cost: $45.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 

submitted by: Rosemary Barber-Steers


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