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


 

Cancelled: Lines and Shapes in Felt: Felting Class

Lines and Shapes in Felt: Felting Class
This program has been cancelled. We will host a class led by Gail in the spring of 2022.

 

Saturday, October 2nd             1:30 – 3:30 pm
$20 program fee           *7 participant maximum*

 

Felted square of bright yellow wool with cross hatched felted wool lines in various colors across the square.Felted square of deep and light blue wool decorated burnt orange circles of wool. Red background felt square with squares of various sizes of light orange and blue wool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to make a flat piece of felt (6″x6″) out of wool and soapy water that is surface designed with lines and shapes. Yarn and thin strips of wool and other fibers will be used to decorate the felt with lines. Pre-felted wool and other fabrics will be used to decorate the felt with cut shapes that have clearly defined outlines. The finished project can be displayed as a wall hanging or used as a small trivet.

Facilitated by: Gail Maraman

Gail became interested in wool and felt making when she began caring for a small flock of sheep at Windy Crest Farm in Granville, Ohio. Using the wool from her own sheep, she learned how to design and create many different types of felt: traditional, watercolor, needle, and Nuno. Today, her finished felt pieces include wearable art accessories and items for home décor.

 

*Visitors when inside our barn or in close proximity to others please wear your mask. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Events & programs may be impacted by the pandemic.*

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Shepherds Fest: Annual Event

Join us September 25th from noon to 3:00 pm for our annual event.

Last year’s Shepherds Fest was a series of YouTube videos about Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center. This year we are hopeful to have it in person!

This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you wear a mask when inside the barn or in very close proximity to those not in your group.

Keep up to date on the event by checking our website or our Facebook page.

 

Shepherds Fest at Shepherd's Corner Ecology Center. Saturday September 25th from Noon to 3:00 pm.  Explore Shepherd's Corner, meet a sheep, take a hay ride,Enjoy a local artist, walk a Labyrinth, and more! see wesbite/Facebook for latest info  shepherdscorner.org 987 N. Waggoner Road • Blacklick, OH  Mask required when inside barn.

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September Programs

September Programs at Shepherd’s Corner

Equal Night, Equal Day: September Labyrinth Walk*
Tuesday, September 21st 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Facilitated by John Seryak, Labyrinth Caretaker
Equal Night. Equal Day. Balance. All of us like when our math calculations equal the expected outcome/s. When our accounts are accurately ‘balanced’ aka ‘balance one’s checkbook’ we are satisfied that our funds are in order. Balancing other aspects of our lives is also comforting. Work, play, relaxation, relationships, nutrition, prayer… all need a balance resulting in satisfaction and comfort. The Fall Equinox is a balance of daylight and night. As we walk the labyrinth in between light and dark let us take some time to simply stop, balance standing straight and be mindful of the balance in our lives or the need for balance in our lives.
Will be held at the labyrinth, located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Please wear comfortable shoes. Everyone is welcome! No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths needed. Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program or when capacity is reached. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or via our website calendar.
Praising God with Timbrel and Dance (Psalm 150:4)*
Wednesday, September 22nd 10:00 am to Noon
Suggested donation: $5
Facilitated by: Roseann Seryak
A morning of prayer and praise using some of the basics of folk dance along with inspiration from the Psalms to awaken the body as an instrument that praises God in dance. No prior dance experience necessary, just a desire to move and praise God with “timbrel and dance”. All are welcome. This program will likely be held outdoors. Please dress accordingly.
Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program or when capacity is reached. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or via our website calendar.

*Visitors when inside our barn or in close proximity to others please wear your mask. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Events & programs may be impacted by the pandemic.*
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Let Nature Nurture Your Spirit

Let Nature Nurture Your Spirit

Green background with white text Shepherd's Corner Ecology Center Road sign. Reads: let earth feed your spirit.

 

Are there any lessons to be learned and kept alive from our experience of the last year? Many of us found solace in nature during the pandemic. Shepherd’s Corner offers a peaceful land where you can walk, sit, listen to Earth, watch the sheep, or walk a labyrinth. Come visit us and feed your soul with nature’s gifts. We are offering 20-60 minute facilitated visits. Call to set up a time Monday – Friday. A donation is appreciated.

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August Programs at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

Our meditation trail and labyrinths are open to visitors most Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you would like to visit please let us know by giving us a call (614) 866-4302 or by sending an email. When visiting you will be asked to sign in at the table in the foyer. Our suggested donation is $2 per person visiting. We kindly ask that visitors who are not vaccinated please wear a mask when inside the barn.
We ask that visitors please wear your mask when inside the barn. We ask that you join us in this healthy practice when participating in our programs. Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult, including indoors or in crowded areas. Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program or when capacity is reached. Please register by calling us at (614) 866-4302 or by using the form on our calendar.
Everyday Harvest: August mini retreat day
Wednesday, August 18th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested Donation: $5
Come spend time in nature. Summer is beginning to slide into fall. Join us we seek to harvest solitude, beauty, and peace. You can register here.
Led by Sr. Marguerite Chandler, OP & Miranda Land, Staff
Honoring the Summer: August Labyrinth Walk
Wednesday, August 25th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Honoring the summer as we take time out to appreciate all the wonders that Nature brings. With a few simple yoga poses and breath work, we join and align with the rhythm of the Labyrinth. Register for our monthly labyrinth walk here.
Facilitated by Joy Lawrence, LMT & yoga instructor
Suggested Donation: $5
Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Please wear comfortable shoes. Everyone is welcome! No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths is required.
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Come & See Retreat: Dominican Sisters of Peace

Show me the way come and see retreat flyer.  September 10th -12th in Akron Ohio.  Information on this image is contained in the text of this post.

 

Have you ever wondered whether God is calling you to become a Sister or do you want to know more about consecrated life? The Dominican Sisters of Peace are offering a free weekend Come and See retreat, September 10-12, 2021 in Akron, Ohio for single Catholic women ages 18-45. Click here for more information and to register for this event. You can join us in person or virtually. To get a glimpse of what to expect, click here to view some highlights from our virtual retreat in September 2020.

For more information, contact Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP at 570-336-3991 or by email.

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Summer Bazaar

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is hosting a summer bazaar. The online portion of our bazaar runs from Monday, July 19th to Friday, July 30th. Pick-up of items will be 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.
Click here to see the crafts, art, and other items available for purchase.
You can also shop our summer bazaar onsite of our bazaar Friday, July 23rd, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Farm Fresh 5K: 2021 Update

We want to thank everyone who participated and supported our 15th Annual Farm Fresh 5K!

We appreciate each of you! Whether you were able to participate onsite on the course or chose to virtually participate. Thank you for supporting Shepherd’s Corner’s efforts to connect people with creation and to get fresh, naturally grown produce to those who need it through this year’s partnership with From Scratch Farm.

Times that were submitted by participants can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/n97hpjd3

Winners of the at random prize drawing:  Ken Baird & James Stoltz.

Next year, on June 11th, we will be hosting a special event. This event will celebrate Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center’s 30th Anniversary! Our annual 5K will be just one part of our celebration of Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center. Mark the date and stay tuned to our Facebook page or website for more information.

Thank you to our fundraising teams! Our teams were Grace Franklin (Joyful Steps), Susan Bellotti, John Mascazine (Dominic’s Preachers), Amy Kaspar, Danielle Rice (NUCCA), and John Dougherty (Oxbow Farms).

 

We also want to give another huge THANK YOU to all our wonderful sponsors!

Grace Franklin

Shepherd’s Corner Advisory Council

Columbus Financial Concepts: Cap Clegg: https://www.columbusfinancialconcepts.com/our-team

Family Physicians of Gahanna: Dr. John Tyznik: https://www.copcp.com/Doctors/Details/160-john-w-tyznik-md

Judy Hardy, OPA

The McNamara Family

St. Paul the Apostle Church: https://stpaulcatholicchurch.org/

St. Pius X: spxreynoldsburg.com

Blue Heron Sangha: https://www.facebook.com/BlueHeronSangha/

James G. Flaherty Co., L.P.A.: http://flahertylaw.com/

Gallagher Consulting Group: Ann Gallagher: http://gallagherinc.com/

Andy Bracken

Susan Bellotti

Jennifer Chamberlain (in Memory of Dorothy Schraider)

Sue & Moe Milne

Village Veterinary Care

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Thank You Farm Fresh 5K Sponsors!

With the sincerest gratitude we would like to thank all of our 15th Annual Farm Fresh 5K Sponsors.

Thank you so much for supporting Shepherd’s Corner’s mission!

Our 2021 Race Sponsors

 

Harvest Leader
Grace Franklin
Shepherd’s Corner Advisory Council

Crop Planter
Columbus Financial Concepts: Cap Clegg
Family Physicians of Gahanna: Dr. John Tyznik
Judy Hardy, OPA
McNamara Family
St. Paul the Apostle Church
St. Pius X Church

Seed Saver
Blue Heron Sangha
James G. Flaherty Co., L.P.A.
Gallagher Consulting Group: Ann Gallagher

Planter
Andy Bracken
Susan Bellotti
Jennifer Chamberlain (in Memory of Dorothy Schraider)
Sue & Moe Milne
Village Veterinary Care

 

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Notre Dame AmeriCorps Position

Notre Dame AmeriCorps Volunteer Position

At Shepherd’s Corner  

 

Images of previous AmeriCorps members that Shepherd's Corner has had over the years completing tasks. Shearing sheep, teaching about butterflies, and caring for our animals.

NDMV AmeriCorps Legacy Members

 

Shepherd’s Corner is an ecological ministry supported by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. This 160 acre natural oasis is located at 987 N. Waggoner road in Blacklick Ohio on a property that has been owned by the sisters since the 1960s. Its diverse range of habitats offers a haven for wildlife and native flora. It is also a place of peace, natural beauty, and spiritual refreshment for harried humans.

Shepherd’s Corner offers environmental education programs for youth and adults, donates produce to local food pantries, and provides opportunities to walk its mediation trail and outdoor labyrinth. The Notre Dame AmeriCorps volunteer is involved in in all aspects of Shepherd’s Corner‘s ministry. This includes: participation in environmental educational programs offered to children and youth, programs for adults including ESL classes and other Earth centered opportunities, care of the animals (sheep, llama, and chickens), seasonal gardening work, working with adult and youth volunteers, outside work with the land manager, as well as assisting with special events.

For more information on this position, which runs from September 2022 to July of 2023, please contact Sister Rose Ann, by email or by calling (614) 866-4302.

You can find additional information on the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers website, www.ndmva.org.

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