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Wish List

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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):

 

  1. Infrared portable space heater (2)
  2. Outdoor metal chairs for cabin porches (12)
  3. LCD projector. Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550220)   (Amazon $500-600)
  4. Windows.  Replace cloudy, double pane windows.  8 needed, bid: $900.
  5. 2 new refrigerators.  Kenmore Elite 78042 bottom-freezer refrigerator 24 cu in. White, ($1200-1700 ea)
  6. All-purpose gravel (gray), 150 pounds
  7. Umbrellas (6)
  8. Flashlights (12)
  9. Fireplace broom and tongs (black wrought iron)

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.

 

June 8-11, Keeping the Circle Labyrinth Retreat

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Keeping the Circle Labyrinth Retreat

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.

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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 osageforest@gmail.com and pay a $70 deposit

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March 10-12, Step Eleven Retreat Weekend Getaway

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Weekend Getaway 

Step Eleven Retreat

Be still and know that I am God.

Step 11

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.

Presenters:

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 osageforest@gmail.com and send a $65 deposit to confirm your space.

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, February 28

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SCHEDULE:

Friday

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

Saturday

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.

Sunday

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

February 15 thru March 24 Yoga: A Moving Meditation

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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:

  • increase strength and flexibility
  • improve balance
  • reduce stress and lower blood pressure
  • improve mood to enhance your quality of life
  • bring awareness into the present moment
  • feel more energetic

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.

Dates/Time: 

Wednesdays,  8:30am, February 15 – March 22

Fridays,  8:30am, February 17 – March 24

Cost:     

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)

Location:  Bede

Registration:  Please call 918/245-2734 or email: osgageforest@gmail.com 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.

March 8th: SoulCollage® in the Forest

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Join us for SoulCollage® in the Forest. We will meet from 3:45 to 8:00pm. No experience is necessary for this creative soul adventure!
In this expressive art form, participants use collage to create unique  soul-tending cards, each representing an energy of one’s ongoing life  story. This is a fun, engaging, and deeply illuminating process and full of personal reflections. This creative form of self-care doesn’t end, either!  You can continue to grow your deck over time as your life story  continues.

This time in the Forest will allow you an opportunity to meet others using SoulCollage cards as a way to go deeper within .  We will select images, create cards and see “what is up” for our exploration into our psyche.

Bring your journal, images, glue stick, your SoulCollage deck (if you have one) and be ready to enter new ways of expressing yourself.

Absolutely no art experience is necessary. Anyone able to manage scissors and glue can create beautiful cards and enjoy sharing them with others!
For a fee of $20, you will have time and space to create your SoulCollage cards, as well as supper and the chance to participate in a silent meditation in serene surroundings. Give yourself the gift of time to discover your wisdom and change your world with SoulCollage® in the Forest of Peace.
For more information on the process, and an introductory video by Seena Frost, the creator of SoulCollage®, visit www.soulcollage.com.
To register, please call the Forest of Peace at 918.245.2734 or send us an email to osageforest@gmail.com
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