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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.


 

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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Join Us At Deck the Halls Christmas Bazaar: 11/17

The annual bazaar will take place at St. Paul Catholic Curch & School on November 17th from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm. St. Paul is located at 61 Moss Rd in Westerville, OH.

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center will be represented at the bazaar. You’ll find our basil garlic vinegar, crocheted potholders & critters, wood cutting boards, and more! We will even have be some of our 2018 maple syrup (collected, boiled, and bottled on site) available for purchase at the bazaar.

There will be over 100 vendors and we hope to see you there!

Cost
$2 admission per adult
$1 admission for school age children
65+ no charge admission\

More information can be found here.

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November 7th: Day of Prayer for Peace: Retreat Day

Day of Prayer for Peace: Retreat Day
Wednesday November, 7th 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
We ask that you register by November 5th

You are able to register for this program by calling (614) 866-4302 or by completing the registration form on our calendar:  https://bit.ly/2lWhqyq.

Give yourself the gift of some time away from day to day busyness to enjoy the beauty of the earth community and our place in it. Peace on earth begins with us. There will be prayer, reflection, time to walk and be quiet. A simple lunch of soup and bread will be included. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as part of this program will be outside.

Suggested Donation: $10
Led by Marguerite Chandler, OP, staff
Who has been involved in eco-justice for over twenty years.

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November Programs at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

We invited you to take a glance at the programs we are offering for the month of November. 

November Programs

Day of Prayer for Peace: Retreat Day
Wednesday November, 7th 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Registration closes November 5th

Give yourself the gift of some time away from day to day busyness to enjoy the beauty of the earth community and our place in it. Peace on earth begins with us. There will be prayer, reflection, time to walk and be quiet. A simple lunch of soup and bread will be included. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as part of this program will be outside.

Suggested Donation: $10
Led by Marguerite Chandler, OP, staff
Who has been involved in eco-justice for over twenty years.
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Being Thankful, Being Grateful Labyrinth Walk
Wednesday, November 21 7:00-8:30 pm
Registration closes November 19th

Facilitated by Barbara Hamilton, musician
Suggested Donation: $5

Join us at the labyrinth as we take time to actively be thankful & grateful. 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

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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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Annual Deck the Halls Christmas Bazaar at St. Paul
November 17th
10:00 am- 3:00 pm

$2 admission per adult
$1 admission for school age children
65+ no charge admission

Mark those calendars! We will be vending our crafts at the bazaar. You’ll find our basil garlic vinegar, crocheted potholders & critters, wood cutting boards, and more!

We will even have bottles of our 2018 maple syrup for sale at the bazaar only!

There will be over 100 vendors and we hope to see you there.

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Join us at Field Day!

Saturday, September 22nd, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

3rd Annual Field Day
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$5 per vehicle

Curious about Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center? Come and check us out!  We invite you to come connect with Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center and the community that surrounds our small corner of creation. On Saturday,September 22nd we are hosting our 3rd annual Field Day. You’ll be able to explore the gardens, take a hayride around our property, as well as walk the meditation trail & turf labyrinth.

This event is BYOP! bring your own picnic. There are tables on the back patio that are perfect for picnics!

Jefferson Township fire department will be present so you can check out a fire truck up close! Local artists, including Donna Nesbitt (plein air painting) and Gail Maraman (felting), will be demonstrating their art. We will also have a farm stand featuring naturally grown pesticide and herbicide free produce grown on site!
There will be crafts, made by Sisters and volunteers, for purchase.

As a reminder, we are unable to accept payment via credit or debit cards.

Hope to see you Saturday!

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