Pathways to Peace Booklet
Pathways to Peace is an invitation to explore the spiritual dimensions of our lives and to embody the transformative power of faith.
Through conversations, worship, workshops, contemplative practices, art, story, and music, Pathways to Peace offers opportunities to question, to explore, to grow, and to channel spirituality into action. The goal of Pathways to Peace is to nourish the mind, body, and soul as we work to create and live in a community that is aware, welcoming, and radically loving.
This winter, Pathways to Peace will focus on Sacred Landscapes, reflecting on the holy spaces within and around us. Please join us for these events in January!
January 10: Adult Forum. Introduction to Sacred Places. Come hear stories from our artists and presenters as we introduce Pathways to Peace. Fireside Room, 9:30 a.m.
January 10: Chicken Open House and Brunch with Hillside urban farmers Melissa Boyle and Jen Stenersen. You’ll get a look at their winter set-up and have a chance to ask questions about keeping chickens in winter. Hot coffee, mini-quiches, and other treats will be available. 1141 North 6th Ave E., noon. Please sign up on the sheet by the church office, or contact Melissa or Jen at 728-0419.
January 14: Locally Laid’s Lucie Amundsen will delight you with stories of the birth of Locally Laid, the chickens that made Duluth famous. Fireside Room, 7 p.m.
January 16: Jam’n with MLK: A Night of Celebration. This event is part of the 2016 Twin Ports MLK Arts and Cultural Festival. Peace Church Sanctuary, 7 p.m. All are invited to a soup supper in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m., prior to the event. Sign up if you can bring soup or bread.
January 17 (part 1) and January 24 (part 2): Adult Forum. The History of Duluth’s Park System with Nancy Nelson, one of our Peace Church office coordinators. For the past 10 years Nancy has been researching and writing about the history of our parks and is now compiling her stories into a book that will be available in summer 2016. For our Adult Forums she will share fascinating tales of how and why our parks were created and who made it happen. Fireside Room, 9:30 a.m.
January 21: Sami and the Home We Carry In our Hearts. Marlene Wisuri, chair of the Sami Cultural Center of North America, located in Duluth, will introduce Sami culture, the story of the indigenous nomadic people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian Kola Peninsula who carry their home in their hearts. Peace Church, 7 p.m.
January 22: Sami: Walking with Reindeer. An exhibit of photography by Erika Larsen. Larsen’s work has been included in such places as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and National Geographic. Her stunning exhibit of the Sami people and the land they traverse runs through January 22 at the Gimaajii Place Gallery, 202 West 2nd St., Duluth. We hope that Erika will be with us on the last day of the exhibit. More information will be forthcoming.
January 28: Landscape quilting workshop. Jo Johnson will lead an introduction to landscape quilting. The follow-up sessions on February 4 and March 3 will allow more time for participants to create their own landscape quilts and share stories. Fellowship Hall, 2 to 4 p.m.
January 31: Adult Forum. Sacred Places in the North Woods. Sam Cook has been covering the great outdoors for the Duluth News Tribune for nearly 30 years. He will share photos and reflections about some of his sacred places, as well as those of people he has written about through the years. Fireside Room, 9:30 a.m.
The full brochure of events will be available Jan. 10 at Peace Church. For further information, call the church office (218-724-3637) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Marilyn Mayry, Pamela Mittlefehldt, Cyndy Klinksiek