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:
Wood hod (for indoor fireplace)–Thank you JoAnn Huber
Easel for presentations–Thank you Gaye Mazzei
Portable shower stools–Thank you Reverie
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.
Melissa Gayle West, author of “Exploring The Labyrinth” defines the labyrinth as an “archetypal map for the healing journey.” It can be a circuitous path but there are many patterns of labyrinths that illustrate its great diversity. It is unicursal in its pattern; curving one way in to the center and then returning by the same swept path—one single movement.
This retreat is an exploration of available paths; how to use them in crafting a new message and a new birthing of creativity within people. We will look at different examples of labyrinths; learning how they can be used and how to create a labyrinth. We will explore drawing labyrinths and coloring word mandalas. You will create your own nine circuit wooden finger labyrinth. Early morning and evening labyrinth walks will help transform your understanding, knowledge, and spirituality of this tranquil art form.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran of walking the labyrinth or have only begun walking the path, this retreat can give you new insight and a new awakening for your journey.
Bio: Carolyn Hewitt is a trained Spiritual Director, Creative Spiritual Retreat Facilitator, and Advance Facilitator of Labyrinth walks. Carolyn trained through Veriditas International and has been facilitating and building labyrinths for ten years, including ones in homes, churches, businesses, and retreat centers. The one at Osage was designed and implemented by Carolyn. She proudly states it is her favorite out of all the ones she has been a part. She comes to us to share her knowledge and inspiration of what the labyrinth has created in her and others.
Dates: June 8-11 The retreat will start with supper at 6pm on Thursday and end at 1pm on Sunday.
Cost: Includes all retreat sessions, three nights lodging, supper on Thursday, three meals on Friday, three meals on Saturday and breakfast and brunch on Sunday
Double Occupancy per person: $270
Single Occupancy: $330
Commuter: $150 (includes retreat sessions on Friday and Saturday and dinner on both days. Commuters must commit to attending both Friday and Saturday.)
Registration: Call 918.245.2734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and pay a $70 deposit
Step Eleven Retreat
Be still and know that I am God.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step 11, a spiritual practice, deepens the faith lives of recovering alcoholics. Its daily practice brings emotional sobriety and peace of mind. This Step 11 Getaway Retreat will provide an opportunity to rest in God and to learn more about prayer, meditation, and the discernment of God’s will.
The retreat begins Friday evening, March 10, with check-in from 4-5:45pm and concludes on Sunday, March 12 at 1:30pm. The cost for two nights lodging, all meals, and program is $130 per person for double occupancy cabin and $195 for single occupancy. $65 Commuter Rate (must attend all sessions) A $65 deposit holds your space for the weekend.
Rev. Don Chatfield, Executive Director, Osage Forest of Peace
Mary L. – 48 years sober in the program of AA. She is active in homegroup membership and sponsorship. Maintains an active prayer life.
Ross D. – 29 years of sobriety, he is actively sponsoring and is sponsored. Active in homegroup and AA service at the District and Area level and maintains an active prayer life.
Dates/Times: Friday, March 10 at 6:oopm through Sunday, March 12 at 1:30pm. An interfaith panel will be held on Saturday evening.
Who should attend: Those in recovery
Lodging & Meals: Stay in a comfortable cabin in the Forest, with delicious foods including vegetarian, vegan, meat and gluten-free options.
Registration: Call 918.245.2734 or email email@example.com and send a $65 deposit to confirm your space.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 28
4:00 to 5:45 Check-in and settle into cabins
6:00 p.m. Supper
7:30 to 8:30 Welcome, Introductions, Overview of Weekend – Bede
7:00 a.m. Morning Meditation (optional)
7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Meditation Sampler (Rev. Don) – Meditation Chapel
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Meditation Sampler (Rev. Don) – Meditation Chapel
12:00 p.m. Noon Meditation (optional)
12:30 p.m. Dinner
1:30 p.m. Discerning God’s Will (Ross) – Bede
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Discerning God’s Will (Ross) – Bede
3:45 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. Afternoon Meditation (optional)
6:00 p.m. Supper
7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – A interfaith panel of four discusses their experiences with
prayer and meditation in recovery. Participants to be announced later.
9:00 a.m. Concluding Session – Intention Setting – (Mary and Rev. Don) – Bede
10:30 a.m. Alcoholics Anonymous Speaker Meeting (optional) – Bede
10:30 a.m. Communion Service (optional) – Meditation Chapel
12:00 p.m. Brunch
1:00-1:30 p.m. Closing Session – Bede
This yoga series will help to kindle trust for the body’s intelligence, encouraging a practice rooted in self-awareness and self-care. It will consist of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit.
These classes will teach you the basics of yoga and will help you:
Please join Sheila Lazier as she offers this moving meditation to create a heart-centered yoga practice for beginners or anyone wishing to revitalize their practice. Modifications are offered throughout, making these classes accessible to every body.
Sheila has been practicing yoga for 16 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.
If you’d like to stay and walk the labyrinth, hike the trails or join us for a meal afterwards, please let us know. We serve dinner at 12:30pm.
Wednesdays, 8:30am, February 15 – March 22
Fridays, 8:30am, February 17 – March 24
We encourage you to sign up for one of the packages so that you commit to a regular practice and save money!
Wednesday 6-class package: $60–One Session Free
Friday 6-class package: $60–One Session Free
Wednesday + Friday 12-class package: $110–Save $34
$12 per class (drop-in)
Registration: Please call 918/245-2734 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register. If you sign up for a series, payment is due at the first class.
What to bring: Yourself and a friend. We provide yoga mats, blocks and straps, or feel free to bring your own.