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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.


 

2019 Maple Syrup

Syrup is available for purchase! We have 8oz ($10) and 10oz ($13) bottles of delicious syrup.

You can pay for syrup with cash or check!

We ask that you call our office at (614) 866-4302, before coming to buy syrup, to ensure there is someone in the office who can assist you.

2019 maple syrup. 8oz and 12oz bottles. .

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Education improves lives!

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, April 13 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1111 E. Stewart Avenue, Columbus, 43206.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma. Materials are free to tutors. To register please call 614-444-7330 ext. 1 or email  dlccolumbus@oppeace.org.

To find out more visit ww.domlearningcenter.org.

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Candle Time & March Facilitated Labyrinth Walk

Next week we have two programs being held at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center.

Candle Time
Tuesday, March 19 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Registration, which is required, closes March, 15th.

$10
Led by local plein air artist Donna Nesbitt.

You are invited to learn the prayerful practice of illuminating the scriptures in a small group. No particular art skills required. Let God’s Word speak to you through the holy scriptures for your Lenten Journey. This workshop combines the message of God’s Word with your unique style to create a small piece of art that can be framed or mailed as a greeting card. Supplies will be provided. A snack and a beverage will be provided.

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Yet Each Step Be a Prayer: March Labyrinth Walk
Wednesday, March 20 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Registration extended to March 19th!

Facilitated by Donna Doone, Dominican Associate
$5

Allow yourself to slow down and be fully present in the world that surrounds. Come and be present in God’s presence, with gratitude as we approach spring time.

Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. A snack and a beverage will be provided.

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Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or through our calendar, https://shepherdscorner.org/calendar. All programs have a minimum of 5 participants. Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is an outreach of The Dominican Sisters of Peace.

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March Programs at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

Maple Syrup Tour
Thursday, March 7 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration ends March 4th or when filled

Led by Miranda Land & Dustin McQuade, Staff
$6

Learn about maple sugaring from tree sap out the tap, to syrup on your breakfast. Come see our boiling process and taste our syrup, and more! A snack and a beverage will be provided.

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Candle Time
Tuesday, March 19 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Registration, which is required, closes March, 15th.

$10
Led by local plein air artist Donna Nesbitt.

Let God’s Word speak to you through the holy scriptures for your Lenten Journey. This workshop combines the message of God’s Word with your unique style to create a small piece of art that can be framed or mailed as a greeting card. Supplies will be provided. A snack and a beverage will be provided.

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Yet Each Step Be a Prayer: March Labyrinth Walk
Wednesday, March 20 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Registration extended to March 19th!

Facilitated by Donna Doone, Dominican Associate
$5

Allow yourself to slow down and be fully present in the world that surrounds. Come and be present in God’s presence, with gratitude as we approach spring time.

Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. A snack and a beverage will be provided.
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Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or through our calendar, https://shepherdscorner.org/calendar. Clicking interested or attending through Facebook does not constitute program registration.

All programs have a minimum of 5 participants.

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is an outreach of The Dominican Sisters of Peace.

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Candle Time Program

Candle Time
Tuesday, March 19 7:00-8:30
Program fee: $10
Led by local plein air artist Donna Nesbitt.
All programs have a minimum of 5 participants.

Let God’s Word speak to you through the holy scriptures for your Lenten Journey. This workshop combines the message of God’s Word with your unique style to create a small piece of art that can be framed or mailed as a greeting card. Supplies will be provided.
Registration, which is required, closes March, 15th. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or through the form below.
Event Registration
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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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