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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



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.

December 31: 24 Hours of Peace

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Why not prepare for the new year with a time for prayer and reflection?  Come to the Forest to experience “24 Hours of Peace”, a retreat day facilitated by Sister Jane Comerford, CSJ.

The 24 hours will include the evening prayer vigil for world peace, as well as time to meditate, walk the trails and the labyrinth.  Start 2015 on a positive note with a renewed spirit after spending 24 hours in peace.

Date:  December 31-January 1, beginning at 2pm and ending at 2pm.    sunrise

Cost:  The retreat cost includes a cabin and three meals: $65
Registration:  Call 918.245.2734 or email

December 31: New Year’s Eve Prayer for Peace

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Please join us for our annual evening of prayer for peace as we end 2014 and look forward to 2015.  Please arrive between 7:30 and 8pm.  The meditation and prayer will begin at 8pm.  Please bring a dessert or savory snack to share with those who gather.  The Forest will provide beverages.

This year we also invite you to come earlier and prepare for the New Year by spending 24 hours in quiet, peace and prayer.  “Twenty-four hours” December 31 starting at 2pm through January 1 until 2pm.  To book a cabin for New Year’s Eve, please call 918/245-2734 or email
Suggested Donation:  $65
New Year's Eve

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

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