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Wish List

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FOP Staff “Wish List”

These are things we need.  A donation of all or part of the cost listed is most appreciated.  Where brand, size, and other details are indicated, this is what we actually can use, substitutions can cause some problems. Check with us first before dropping anything off.  Thank you for your generosity.

  1. 32 Chairs for Bede, stackable.  $26.15 each +250 shipping = $1086.80–Thank you Jim Mazzei!
  2. Windows.  Replace cloudy, double pane windows.  8 needed, bid: $900.
  3. 2 new refrigerators.  Kenmore Elite 78042 bottom-freezer refrigerator 24 cu in. White, ($1200-1700 ea)
  4. 2 new Stoves.   Kenmore 5.6 cu. ft. Gas Range 5 burners, w/ Convection Oven – Stainless Steel  ($1100-1400 ea)
  5. Dishes.  Add to current set to handle large groups: Corelle–$200–Thank you Reverie!
  6. Easel for presentations.   Best-Rite Oak Presentation Easel – Natural – 69 1/2″H x 30″W x 31 1/2″D (Best-Rite BES-745)   ($120 – 150)
  7. 3 new CD/tape players.    Jensen CD-540 Portable Stereo Compact Disc Cassette Recorder with AM/FM Radio  (Walmart $34 ea)
  8. Headphones   JVC HARX300 High-Quality Full-Size Headphone  (Walmart $16 ea)–Thank you Jon Hart!
  9. LCD projector.       Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550220)   (Amazon $500-600)

Your donations are tax deductible.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


January 24: The Spirituality of Caregiving

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The Spirituality of Caregiving offers Hope and Healing for Families, Informal Caregivers, and Friends of Persons with chronic or terminal illnesses including cancer, dementia, or HIV.  In a safe and supportive environment, the group will explore spirituality as a way of finding healing in the face of incurable illness.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their feelings of confusion, frustration, and grief with others who understand.  By exploring images of God and identifying fears regarding the caregiver role, participants will uncover new ways of praying and be strengthened in the realization that we are not alone on this journey.

“How would you define success?” asked Ralph Waldo Emerson. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.”  Work with Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica, founder and director of Healing Moments, to identify your success.

Date:  Saturday, January 24

Time:  10am – 3pm

Cost:  $45, including lunch

*This is a fragrance-free event.  So all may attend in good health, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave or scented personal care products.




Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica              Jade&Amy (1)_pic                        

Author * Spiritual Director * Caregiver

 Jade Angelica designs workshops, services, and trainings for Healing Moments and offers presentations throughout the country.  In addition, she offers spiritual direction for individuals and groups.

Jade is the author of Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease and Meeting Alzheimer’s: Companionship on the Journey, currently available in audio format.  Her articles have appeared in Presence, The World, and The Huffington Post.

Her education and training include a Masters of Divinity from Harvard University, a Certificate from the Shalem Institute Spiritual Guidance Program, a Doctor of Ministry in Faith, Health and Spirituality from Andover Newton Theological School, and a Diploma from Improv Boston University that deems her “perfectly OK not knowing what in the world is going on!”

Jade’s most important and most rewarding ministry, to date, has been caring for her mother who died from Alzheimer’s in 2011.

January 17: Introduction to Yoga

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Have you been interested in doing yoga but thought you had to be flexible and strong?   No flexibility required; all ages and body types welcome!

This two-hour introduction to yoga is intended as an entry point for those who are brand new to yoga or for those with some experience who want to spend time on the foundations of yoga practice.

This workshop will walk you through the basics of yoga, including the fundamentals of alignment, breathing and mindfulness in foundational yoga postures, as well as some basic yogic philosophy. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothing.

Please join Sheila Lazier as she offers this Introduction to Yoga.  Sheila has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has her 200-hour yoga-teacher certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, and has a M.S. in Adult Education.

Date:  January 17, 2015girl in easy pose on grass

Time:  1:30 – 3:30pm

Where:  Bede’s Conference Room

Cost:  Free

Register:  Call 918.245.2734 or email us at

January 17: Introduction to Christian Meditation

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Start 2015  by learning a way to develop your spiritual life through the power of meditation.  A meditation practice can help you relax, decrease your anxiety and open your heart and soul to a deeper relationship with God. You can experience more peace and calm in your life.


This workshop will teach you a simple way of meditating that you can put into practice immediately. You will leave knowing how to meditate and understanding the deeper purpose of a meditation practice. We are called to be still and quiet so that we can hear the whisper of God’s voice in our hearts. Sitting meditation is based on one simple, universal principle: that sitting still is a source of wisdom.

The presenter, Sister Jane Comerford, CSJ, has taught methods of meditation to many people during her years of ministry as a spiritual director. She believes that “God calls us today to a deeper awareness of His presence in us and to a deeper consciousness; we are called to put on the mind of Christ.” Sitting in meditation can help us do that.

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time: 9:00 am – arrival; 9:30-11:30am workshop

Where: Bede’s Conference Room

Cost: Free

Please call 918-245-2734 or email us,


February 21: Zazenkai (Day of Zen) with Tulsa Zen Sangha

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You are welcome to join us for a simple day of silence.  The day consists of sitting meditation, an hour break for mindfulness practice (walk, rest or Zen chores), a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by the Forest of Peace, and chanting at the end of the day.

Tulsa Zen Sangha Zazenkai_11_16_13Time:  *9am – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30am to register.) 

Location:  Chapel

Suggested Donation:  $30, payable to Osage Forest of Peace

*Sunrise meditation starts at 6:30am followed by a light breakfast at 8am.

Registration:  Call Paula Day to register:  918/798-1297.  Beginners are welcome.



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