Health & Wellness

Spiritual Enrichment – October 2022


Quad Cities Native Lands Tour – Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 10 AM-2 PM
Join us for a tour of several significant Indigenous sites in the Quad Cities. You will see Black Hawk State Historic Site, Antoine LeClaire’s home, the site of the 1832 Treaty signing, Ft. Armstrong and the site of the Dakota Prisoner of War Camp. Historian, Jane Simonsen, will lead this tour, and Jody Durnin will offer opening ceremony.

Canvas Painting: Pumpkins – Tuesday, Oct. 18 @ 6 PM-9 PM
Sarah Barnes will guide you step-by-step on how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. This is an 11 x 14 canvas using mixed media like paint, paper and marker. Bring along your family and friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out!

Persistent Women of the Gospel – Saturday, Oct. 22 @ 9 AM-12 PM
Women figured importantly in Jesus’s ministry. Many of them we know by name, Martha and Mary Magdalene, but often the women who appear are unnamed. And yet they are unforgettable. What can we learn from them?

Autumn Wisdom – Saturday, Oct. 22 @ 1 PM-4 PM
Autumn is described as “the richest season of the soul” by Angie Weiland-Crosby. Let’s look and listen for the wise lesson autumn teaches. Bring some autumn wisdom with you to share.

Sinsinawa Mound Center is excited to welcome visitors and guests once again. All visitors to Sinsinawa Mound are to check in with the receptionist for a temperature screening and show proof of vaccination upon arrival. View a list of upcoming events online or by calling (608) 748-4411.



St. Francis Feast Day Prairie Walk – Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 10 AM-11:30 AM, Mount St. Francis Prairie
Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi while taking in the expansive beauty of the 80-acre prairie at Mount St. Francis. We will begin with an outdoor prayer service celebrating Francis’s deep love of creation. A lively discussion will focus on the Canticle of Creation prayer and how we can Care for our Common Home as we journey through the prairie.

Grandparent Tea – Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 9:30 AM-11 AM, Shalom Spirituality Center
Celebrate the gift of grandparenthood over a cup of tea! This monthly group will meet to share prayer, stories, ideas, and unique family dynamics while musing over the joys of grandparenting!

Care For Our Common Home (From Advocacy To Action) – Friday, Oct. 7 @ 6 PM-Sunday, Oct. 9 @ 1 PM, Shalom Spirituality Center
This weekend retreat designed for young adults ages 18-30 will increase awareness and understanding of various environmental topics focused on advocacy and action, enhancing their passion for the environment and commitment to Care for Our Common Home.

Drumming For Peace – Monday, Oct. 10 @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM, Shalom Spirituality Center
This outdoor program will feature prayers and drumming around a circular fire pit. Our facilitator, Ms. Deb Stevens, who recently retired as a music teacher, has been drumming for over 30 years.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – Thursday, Oct. 13 @ 10 AM-12 PM, Shalom Spirituality Center
Join in sharing prayer, fellowship, and shawl-making. Newcomers to the ministry and crocheting/knitting are welcome (we will teach you). Freewill donation.

Refresh, Renew, Relax – Friday, Oct. 14 @ 9 PM-3 PM, Shalom Spirituality Center
Reenergize and renew your inner self through prayer, reflection, and soothing self-care practices, including mindfulness exercises, connecting with others, and finding joy in nature. Cost is $50; please register by Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Meditation And Music – Monday, Oct. 17 @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM, Shalom Spirituality Center
Join us for a guided singing bowl meditation. Participants will experience reduced stress and anxiety while increasing positive thinking. Discussion will be offered before and after the session.

Designing A Fidget/Sensory Quilts – Wednesday, Oct. 19 @ 1 PM-2:30 PM, Shalom Spirituality Center

Learn how quilts are made, who they benefit, and general considerations for creating a quilt. Quilts will be made using inexpensive materials (many of which you may have at home) and make your fidgets. Facilitator Kathy Glatz has several years’ experience making fidget quilts for various organizations. Her expertise will guide you in your quilt-making.

Fidget Quilt Sew-In – Thursday, Oct. 20 @ 9 PM-4 PM, Shalom Spirituality Center

Make a fidget quilt! Quilts include fabrics and items of various textures used to calm anxious minds. Completed quilts will be donated to local care centers or make a quilt for someone you know. All skill levels are welcome! We will be sewing quilt bases, making fidget items, and sewing fidget items onto quilt bases. Registrants will receive an email outlining a list of basic sewing supplies to bring and a list of things you may donate for the quilts.

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