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See what’s happening at Shepherd’s Corner! If you have any questions, please contact us at 614-866-4302. You can also check out our Calendar to learn about programs and events coming up.


 

A Geography of Grace: Sample Session

Two sample session workshops, on Dr. Parker Palmer’s Circle of Trust program, will be held at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center on April 15th and 22nd.

This program is being led by Sara Ward, the executive director of Ohio Interfaith Power & Light and Allison DeHart, who is a certified Circle of Trust facilitator. More information regarding these introductory mini sessions can be found on the flyer below. To register, please contact Allison DeHart.

Flyer for introduction workshop called A Geography of Grace. This sample session of Dr. Parker Palmer's Circle of Trust program.

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Dominican Learning Center

Tutors needed for adults seeking basic education skills, GED preparation or English as a Second Language. The Dominican Learning Center will hold its next Tutor Training Workshop on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1111 E. Stewart Avenue, Columbus, 43206. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate. Teaching materials are free to tutors.

To register please call 614-444-7330 ext. 1 or email DLCcolumbus@oppeace.org.

Visit www.domlearningcenter.org to find out more.

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Farm Fresh 5K: June 8th 2019

Registration is live for our 13th Annual Farm Fresh 5K which will kick off on June 8th at 9:00 am.

This annual event helps us fund our food production garden. As a nonprofit we are driven to provide those in need with fresh, naturally grown local produce as a way to combat food insecurity in our central Ohio communities. Your participation, whether through running or walking, or by means of a donation to the 5K helps us provide even more fresh produce to smaller food pantries. Some of the pantries that we provide produce to are GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need), Bishop Griffin Pantry, and HEART (Helping East-side and Reynoldsburg-neighbors Today).

More information on our annual event can be found on our 5K Page of our website.

Farm Fresh 5K, 2019 picture of the race's start.

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Book Discussion Series

Join us Tuesdays in February from 10:00 – 11:00 am for a discussion on Joan Chittister’s book, The Gift of years: Growing Older Gracefully. 

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
$15 for all weeks * $5 for individual weeks
Registration deadline February 1st

Joan Chittister invites us to embrace older age as a natural part of life that can be deeply rewarding. Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. Bring a copy, either electronic or physical, of The Gift of years: Growing Older Gracefully with you.

Flyer for book discussion series on The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully.

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February Programs at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

We kindly ask that you register for the below programs by calling (614) 866-4302 or through the event on our calendar. As a note, all programs have a minimum of 5 participants.

Book Discussion Series: The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

Tuesdays in February 
10:00 am – 11:00 am
$15 for all weeks * $5 for individual weeks
Registration deadline February 1st

Joan Chittister invites us to embrace older age as a natural part of life that can be deeply rewarding. Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. Bring a copy, either electronic or physical, of The Gift of years: Growing Older Gracefully with you.

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Mindfulness Workshop
February 9th
Noon – 4:00 pm
$25 prepayment required
Registration closes February 6th or when 15 participants is reached.

Although the word ‘Mindfulness’ is in wide use these days — in business, education, meditation and medicine – most of us don’t have a full appreciation of its benefits, how it works, and/or how to do it. In this workshop we will examine ‘the what, the why, and the how’ of mindfulness. We will be drawing on the work of leading teachers and researchers to learn what mindfulness is, what its benefits are, how we can embody mindfulness in daily life, and why we should!

We will be looking at mindfulness through the lenses of neuroscience, health and medicine, societal relevance, ethics, and spirituality. We will practice methods for calming the mind, developing focus and concentration, and developing steadiness of mind in daily life.

The session is led by Grace Franklin, a longtime member of Blue Heron Sangha, a mindfulness community in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Blue Heron meets weekly at the Dominican Sisters’ Martin de Porres Center.

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Winter Has Reason to Hope Labyrinth walk
Saturday, February 23
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Registration closes February 20

The yearning toward life is strong and deep in nature. Out of death comes life. Together we are strong. Together we have hope. Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. A snack and a beverage will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes

Facilitated by Marguerite Chandler, OP, Staff
Suggested Donation: $5

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Thriving in Transition: Surrender and Receive
Wednesday, February 27th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration closes February 24

Take some time today to let God show you how to thrive while you are going through transitions in your life. We will have time to catch glimpses of God showing us the way through creation. There will be time to be silent and listen, time to journal or create images that speak specifically to you. Prepare to receive the gifts the Spirit has for you. A simple lunch will be included.

Led by Linda Lee, OP
Suggested Donation: $10

 

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Programs: January & February

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center invites you to take a glance at our upcoming programs. Below you will find our January & February programs. Programs, through April, have been posted on our calendar so check those out too!

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January Programs:
Cancelled: Patient Stillness Labyrinth Walk

Friday, January 18
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Registration closes January 15

Waiting in the stillness of our dark winters allows us to experience a hidden aspect of nature.
In darkness, seeds hidden from view, prepare to sprout into new truths that lie within. Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. A snack and a beverage will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes & dress for the weather.

Facilitated by John Seryak, Labyrinth Keeper
Suggested Donation: $5    

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February Programs:
Book Discussion Series: The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

Tuesdays in February
10:00 am – 11:00 am
$15 for all weeks * $5 for individual weeks
Registration deadline February 1st

Joan Chittister invites us to embrace older age as a   natural part of life that can be deeply rewarding. Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. Bring a copy, either electronic or physical, of The Gift of years: Growing Older Gracefully with you.

 

 

Mindfulness Workshop

February 9th
Noon – 4:00 pm
$25 prepayment required
Registration closes February 6th or when 15 participants is reached.

Although the word ‘Mindfulness’ is in wide use these days — in business, education, meditation and medicine – most of us don’t have a full appreciation of its benefits, how it works, and/or how to do it. In this workshop we will examine ‘the what, the why, and the how’ of mindfulness. We will be drawing on the work of leading teachers and researchers to learn what mindfulness is, what its benefits are, how we can embody mindfulness in daily life, and why we should!  

We will be looking at mindfulness through the lenses of neuroscience, health and medicine, societal relevance, ethics, and spirituality. We will practice methods for calming the mind, developing focus and concentration, and developing steadiness of mind in daily life.

The session is led by Grace Franklin, a longtime member of Blue Heron Sangha, a mindfulness community in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Blue Heron meets weekly at the Dominican Sisters’ Martin de Porres Center.

 

Cancelled: Winter Has Reason to Hope Labyrinth walk

Saturday, February 23
2:00 – 3:30 pm  

Registration closes February 20

 

The yearning toward life is strong and deep in nature. Out of death comes life. Together we are strong. Together we have hope. Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. A snack and a beverage will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes


Facilitated by Marguerite Chandler, OP, Staff
Suggested Donation: $5   

 

Thriving in Transition: Surrender and Receive
Wednesday, February 27th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration closes February 24

Take some time today to let God show you how to thrive while you are going through transitions in your life. We will have time to catch glimpses of God showing us the way through creation. There will be time to be silent and listen, time to journal or create images that speak specifically to you. Prepare to receive the gifts the Spirit has for you. A simple lunch will be included.

Led by Linda Lee, OP
Suggested Donation: $10   

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Please register for the above programs by calling (614) 866-4302 or through our calendar, https://bit.ly/2lWhqyq.

All programs have a minimum of 5 participants.

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Holiday Craft Sale: December 6th & 7th

Looking for special gifts this holiday season? WeWmay have just what you are looking for.  This Thursday and Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm, Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center will be open for purchases .

We will have holiday items, including a variety of ornaments & cards for purchase. In addition to some newer craft items, you will be able to find out classic items. Such as our basil garlic vinegar, crocheted items, coasters and cutting boards.

As a reminder, we accept cash and checks for purchases.

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Giving Tuesday is here!

Today, November 27th, is #GivingTuesday. On this Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is inviting you to give back to nonprofits.

As a not for profit organization we are participating in Giving Tuesday.

We encourage you to join us in our mission and donate. Any amount donated ensures that we might continue to connect individuals with the the beauty and diversity of creation. A donation also sustains our efforts to provide naturally grown vegetables to those experiencing food insecurity.

Join us on this Giving Tuesday and give back!

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On Giving Tuesday (11/27)

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, driven by social media and sharing. The Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, is a day to give to nonprofits.

This year Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is participating in Giving Tuesday on November 27th.

We encourage you to join us in our mission and donate to Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center on this Giving Tuesday.  Your donation ensures that we might continue to connect individuals with the the beauty and diversity of creation. A donation also sustains our efforts to provide naturally grown vegetables to those experiencing food insecurity.

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Final Open Visitation Days for 2018

Wednesday (11/14), Thursday (11/15), and Friday (11/16) are our final days for open visitation this year. We will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

If you’ve been putting off walking the meditation trail and labyrinth, why not bundle up and come out for a visit! If it has been a while since you have visited us, why not drop in and bask in the beauty of the fall season.

We do ask that you stop by the barn and let us know that you are here. Feel free to call at (614) 866-4302 so we know to expect you.

The suggested donation is $2 per visitor.

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