FOP Staff “Wish List”
We much appreciate our generous donors and supporters! If you’d like to make an in-kind donation but don’t know what we could use, here are a few items for your consideration (new or in good condition, please):
Thank you to our generous donors:
Lazy Susan for salad bar–Thank you Knowlan Randza
Wash cloths. white, 13×13, (3 dozen)–Thank you Knowlan Randza
59” cotton double wide hammock – Thank you Knowlan Randza
Solar garden predator control lights (3) – Thank you Knowlan Randza
Immersion blender–Thank you Knowlan Randza
Husqvarna Riding Mower Trailer–Thank you Ken Gowriluk
OXO large salad spinner–Thank you to our donor
3 new CD/tape players. Jensen CD-540 Portable Stereo Compact Disc Cassette Recorder with AM/FM Radio–Thank you to our donor
Food processor–Thank you Macrina Cowan
Binoculars–Thank you Barb and Lin Seder and Paul Rogers
32 Chairs for Bede, stackable. $26.15 each +250 shipping = $1086.80–Thank you Jim Mazzei
Dishes. Add to current set to handle large groups: Corelle–$200–Thank you Reverie
Headphones JVC HARX300 High-Quality Full-Size Headphone (Walmart $16 ea)–Thank you Jon Hart
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 may not work. Please call and let us know you’re coming before dropping anything off. Thank you for your generosity.
Your donations are tax deductible. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
You are welcome to join us for this 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.
Time: *9am – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30am to register.)
Location: Meditation 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.
Following the Gossamer Thread in a Changing World; A Journey of Grace and Growth
Woven with lived experience, James Finley’s rhythm of spiritual ripening, and the wisdom of various contemplative and artistic voices, this expanding six-session series invites us to the Divine Connection at the core of our being and to whole heart, soul, mind and strength loving with fruits and gifts to share.
Please join us for one of these opportunities by choosing the format that best meets your needs:
Thursdays * September 29 to November 3 * 9:00am to noon with refreshments
Saturdays * September 10, October 8, and November 12
9:00am to 3:00pm * including lunch
Designed in thanksgiving as a teaching tool, aid to spiritual befriending and personal growth and/or at-home retreat by Barbara Schneeberg, friend of the Forest, spiritual companion, group retreat leader, commissioned presenter with Contemplative Outreach Int’l and active member of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School.
$225 per person includes all materials
$50 deposit requested by July 27 * Balance due at first session.
Cabins may be available for both offerings at an additional cost: $70/single cabin and $55/person double cabin
Call the Forest at 918.245.2734; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Barbara at 918.645.4541
“Only Love can say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be!”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
We’re pleased to announce that the Osage Forest of Peace will open an interfaith School of Spiritual Direction in September 2016. The two-year program will provide training in spiritual direction for persons feeling called to provide companionship, holy listening and guidance to other individuals on their spiritual journeys. The school is also open to persons who are yearning for answers to their spiritual questions and want to further explore their own spirituality. Both ordained and lay persons are welcome to apply.
Students will gather one day per month from September through June, and will also be expected to attend a weekend retreat each year of the program.
The curriculum will include study and discussion of the beliefs and values associated with Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and other spiritual traditions of the world. The program results in certification as a spiritual director for those who successfully complete the coursework.
Application forms for the Class of 2018 are due by June 17, 2016. For more information, contact Rev. Don Chatfield at email@example.com or Karen Chatfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eucharistic Mass is offered monthly in our chapel, typically the second Thursday of the month at 11:00am.
The next Eucharistic Mass will be September 15th at 11:00am.