Soul Enlivening; Events of Interest

Please pass this invitation on to those who would love to be welcomed to special times set aside to meet with God and Community.


Upcoming Events at Stillpoint at Beckside, Bellingham Washington.
Please visit Stillpoint at Beckside   for details on all of these events.
  • Centering Prayer Group at Stillpoint – There is a centring Prayer Group that meets each Tuesday from 1:00-2:30 pm at Stillpoint. All are welcome. If you are new to Centering Prayer or coming for the first time, please contact either Monika Kiley:360-933-1986, or Fran Penny: 360-734-0141 before you come. for more info about Centering Prayer you can go to the Contemplative Outreach Website:
  • Reflection Day: “Deepening our experience of the Inner Witness” Who or what is this seemingly mysterious entity residing deep within us that has been referred to as the “Inner Witness”? During this day of reflection, participants will be invited to awaken to and engage with their Inner Witness through various experiential activities such as stories, rituals, artwork, small group discussions, and quiet reflection. Come and enjoy a day with your Inner Witness.
  • Our facilitator, Denise Plasier, is a member of the Stillpoint Discernment Team. She is a second year student at the Licing School for Action and Contemplation, a program through the Center for Action and Contemplation founded by Richard Rohr.
  • Place: Stillpoint at Beckside spirituality Center, 1625 Huntley Road Bellingham, Wachington.
  • Date & Time May 16th 9:00 am to 3: 30 pm Registration is required. Fee is $45 Check made to “Stillpoint”.
  • Contact Linda Connroy at 360-733-9414,
  • Things in British Columbia:
  • “Our inner life is a precious and powerful place that is worth tenacious and beautiful care.” lmSpring Day Retreat for WomenFriday, May 1st OR Saturday, May 2nd9:00 am – 5 pmLindell Beach Cottage – Cultus Lake, BCA Day of Renewal in Nature, Solitude, & Community – Details attachedAromatherapy Massage, Painting Art Therapy ,Spiritual Direction, Prayer CounsellingRegistration Limit: 12women per day Registration @

    $125 Includes all supplies, lunch, drinks & snacks and a copy of “Invited”

    (Scholarships Available so all may come)

    Retreat Team ~ Barb Debbie Diane Eden Herta Lorie Martin

  • Invited
    “I would be silent, now, and expectant,
    That I might receive the gift I need,
    That I might become the gift that others need.””Hi friends … life is emerging all around us as Spring brings her vibrant greens
    and fresh surprises.
    I am grateful
    for continued
    grace upon grace
    that brings me new life
    and spring energy.
    May your heart and life also rise up in this lengthening sunshine, for once again,
    WINTER IS OVER.”Please Note:
    Special Event
    with my friends
    Brad Jersak & Cathy AJ Hardy
    June 7th @ The Reach
    Details BelowSpiritual Care
    Lorie has a passion for us to enter times of stillness & silence, in solitude and nature, with a companion
    and in community to experience a deepening connection with our authentic self and enounter
    Divine LoveSpiritual Direction/Companionship
    Prayer Counselling
    Inner Healing
    Retreats/Speaker/AuthorFor more info:
    604 855-6966
    To Order”Invited”
    ~ Simple Prayer Exercises
    Solitude & Community ~
    visit Lorie’s website:
    Invited In‘Come to the Table’
    Sunday June 7th_
    An evening of reflections & songs
    with Brad Jersak &
    Cathy AJ Hardy.
    Brad will share from his new book,
    ‘A more
    Christ-like God’ and Cathy will share
    songs from her
    7pm (doors open)
    Admission by
    The Reach Gallery,

    Women’s Spring Retreat Days
    May 1 & May 2

    New Monthly Women’s Gatherings
    Begins June 4
    Cathy Hardy & Lorie Martin

    Prayer Counselling/Listening Prayer Workshop June 12 & 13

    Details below

    Contemplative Moments @
    Reflections Photos Quotes
    To breathe in stillness, enter into beauty, and be filled with wonder & peace
    May 1 Friday or May 2 Saturday

    9 am – 5 pm
    Women’s Spring Day Retreat
    “Entanglement & Freedom”
    @ Lindell Beach Cottages – Cultus Lake
    A day at the water and woods to refresh your life.

    – A Contemplative Place & Space in Nature
    – l/2 hr. Massage & 1 hr. Personal Spiritual Care
    – Or 2 hr. Painting (Play & Create) – Solitude & Community Connecting

    Retreat Team:
    Barb, Debbie, Diane, Eden, Herta & Lorie Martin

    `It is our intention to create a welcoming and open sacred space where we will use our unique gifts to love, connect, and serve those who come to encounter Divine presence for intimacy, refreshing, and growth on the transformation journey.’

    $125 Includes: above mentioned options +
    lunch, drinks, snacks, art/retreat supplies
    PLUS a copy of Lorie’s book, “Invited.”
    Scholarships available so all may come. – To Register and Pay
    Invited In 2 Soul Care

    A Women’s Monthly Gathering

    First gathering – Thurs. 4th 7:15 – 9:00 pm

    “Our intention is to create a regular place of connection for the growing community of women who are intentional about soul care, personal growth, and living an authentic life of love and faith amidst life’s beauty & sorrow.”

    – Friendship & connection.
    – Entering into spiritual practices together through
    song and meditation.
    – Experiencing a variety of themes with various women
    in our community.

    Lorie Martin & Cathy Hardy

    Details/Registration: Invited In

    Prayer Counseling Workshop
    JUNE 12 & 13
    (Listening Prayer/Inner Healing)

    – Teaching
    – Demonstrations
    – Practice
    – Life Stories

    In Abbotsford
    Copyright © 2015 Invited In, All rights reserved.
    Along our spiritual journey we have met and connected … let us continue.

    Our mailing address is:
    Invited In
    35826 Treetop Drive
    Abbotsford, Bc V3G 3C9

    A Day with Simone Weil – May 30, 2015
    Brad Jersak and SoulStream Present:

  • Intention for the DayBrad will be presenting on the life of Simone Weil. If you would like to have this book in advance, please go to
    Books will also be available on May 30, during the retreat.Schedule for A Day With Simone Weil
    9:15 – 9:30am gathering and settle
    9:45-10:00 welcome, intros …
    10:00-10:30 Simone Weil: An Astonishing Life
    10:30 11:30 Silence and Journal time
    11:30-12:00 Waiting on God: Contemplation and Astonishment
    12-1 Lunch Break with Table Talk ( sharing with each other about presentations 1and 2)
    1:15-1:45 The Goodness of God and the Affliction of Humanity: An Astonishing Cross
    1:45-2:15 Silence and Journaling
    2:30 – 3:00 Sharing together

    Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a notebook and pen and wear comfortable clothing.

    The event will be held at 35535 McKee Road in Abbotsford.

    Cost: $50.00
    All proceeds go to SoulStream Initiatives, a non-profit organization that seeks to support the contemplative lifestyle and encourage others to live authentically with Jesus.

    About Brad Jersak
    Brad Jersak is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC, where he attends Fresh Wind Christian Fellowship and serves as Reader at All Saints of North America Monastery and is a partner of SoulStream.

    His heart is to share the good news that God is Love and that God’s love was shown to us perfectly in Jesus of Nazareth. Brad self-identifies as a follower of Christ. His spiritual journey includes his confession of faith and trinitarian baptism in the Baptist General Conference; followed by membership and ordination in the the Conference of Mennonites in BC. Then after planting and serving in a “small-c” charismatic church plant, he was chrismated and ordained as a Reader in the Orthodox Church (OCA).

    He is comfortable ministering with Orthodox, evangelicals and charismatics across the spectrum.

  • Check the Soulstream website for registration details.
  • Connect with SoulStream – Mail: 35535 Mckee Rd., Abbotsford, BC V3G 3E4   Phone: 604-855-1232   Email:
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