January Programs at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

All programs have a minimum of 5 participants & a snack and beverage are included. Registration closes three business days prior to each program. Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is an outreach of The Dominican Sisters of Peace.

We ask that you register for programs by calling (614) 866-4302 or by visiting our website calendar, https://shepherdscorner.org/calendar.


Comfort, Community, and Centering: January Labyrinth Walk
Saturday, January 11th                         10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Registration closes 3 business days prior to program.

We’re all just walking each other home.” -Rumi

Facilitated by Donna Doone, OPA
Donna has been in the field of education for more than forty years. A life long learner who can often be found within circles of children and adults who are seeking creativity and playfulness as forms of expression. Donna’s zest for life and love is contagious!

Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Snacks and beverages will be included. Please wear comfortable shoes. Everyone is welcome! No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths is required. ***Location of walk depends on the status of outdoor labyrinth***


Rediscover the Practice of Fasting

Tuesday, January 21         6:30 – 8:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Registration closes 3 business days prior to program.

Discover or rediscover that fasting is a practice with many benefits for our body, mind and soul. Fasting has long been a tradition and spiritual practice of many faiths including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and others. With the coming of the observance of Lent, this is a time to reacquaint ourselves with this practice.
Come and join a conversation about personal fasting experiences and understandings of this rich spiritual practice.

“… fasting is a way of communication with God and a way of caring for God’s personal gift to us – ourselves.”  … Pat Dominic in the book Fasting Rediscovered by Thomas Ryan.

Facilitated by: John Seryak

John Seryak is a lifelong educator retired from 45 years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, tutor, and home instructor. He is also a volunteer at Shepherd’s Corner, serves as Labyrinth caretaker and as a Board of Advisers member. John is a Third Order Secular Franciscan yet also follows the examples of the Dominican and Benedictine traditions or religious spirituality.

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Rent Shepherd’s Corner

Are you searching for a place or space to hold a meeting, study group, or program? Why not consider Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center as a potential location. Our building can be rented by groups whose missions are compatible with ours. Priority is given to groups that are renting for not for profit purposes.

We would enjoy working with you to design a program to fit the needs or intentions of your group. Facilitated programs can also be scheduled to occur during rental. Some of our program offerings include meditative walking, a facilitated labyrinth, and meeting our animals.

Our rental policies and base pricing can be downloaded here or viewed in your browser.
Rentals are limited to Monday through Saturday. The main building is currently handicapped accessible and we are working to create accessible paths leading to our animals and garden.

Contact Miranda Land at scecologycenter@oppeace.org, or 614-866-4302, to schedule a rental.
More information can also be found on our rental page.

At this time we do not rent the space for weddings or for parties.

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Field Day Reminder

Join us on Saturday, August 19th, from 10 am to 3 pm.

For our 2nd Annual Field Day

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Curious about Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center?  Come and check us out!  We invite you to come connect with Shepherd’s Corner and the community that surrounds our small corner of creation.  On Saturday, August 19th we are hosting our 2nd annual Field day.  You’ll be able to explore the gardens, walk the meditation trail & turf labyrinth.  One of the activities will be a hayride around our property.  Our garden produce will be available for purchase along with other items.

Admission for the event will be $5 per vehicle.  Baked goods and lemonade will be available for purchase.
As a reminder, we are unable to accept credit card payments.

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