OPPORTUNITIES for the COMMUNITY
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN
Friday, April 12, 2013
Speaker: Judy A. Bradshaw, Chief of Police
Topic: Swimming Against the Tide
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites on the River
101 E. Locust Street, Des Moines
Tickets: $50 (includes lunch); $500/table of 10
Since 1999, the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center has sponsored an annual luncheon (1) to raise awareness of our work with women struggling with the challenges of life and (2) to generate funds to help subsidize counseling for low- and moderate-income women and girls with limited resources.
This year’s speaker, Judy A. Bradshaw, is a 33-year veteran of the Des Moines Police Department, starting out as a police cadet in 1980. As she climbed through the ranks of the department, she was considered a pioneer. Chief Bradshaw acknowledges that she faced many challenges as a woman in her profession, but perseverance and passion for the job helped her succeed. Now, after “swimming against the tide” to the position of Chief of Police, she will share with us about her journey.
This year’s event will also honor the commitment and passion of another female leader from the public arena, Sally J. Pederson former two-term Iowa Lieutenant Governor and long-time advocate and leader in helping women, the underserved, and people who don’t always have a voice.
Please plan on joining us at the luncheon on April 12th. Consider becoming a Women Helping Women Leader. Contact the Center for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org / 251-6644).
"What we can teach each other as women at any age, is that being vulnerable is not the same
as being weak. The display of vulnerability requires a most intimate form of trust.
We trust one another, and then learn to trust ourselves. Only then are the possibilities
of our talents, confidence, and ultimately our hearts, fully opened.”
You can always help the Center year-round in our work with women and girls by sending in a contribution to the Center directing it to the Women Helping Women Fund at any time.
Easing the Patterns that Keep us
Blocked, Stuck, and Broken in Relationships
Date: Friday, April 26th, 2013
Check-in 8:30 - 9:00a.m. ~ Workshop 9:00a.m - 4:00p.m.
Location: Plymouth UCC, 4126 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, Greenwood Room
(Lunch is on your own or bring a sack lunch)
Facilitator: Adele Ver Steeg
To register: Contact Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center at 274-4006 or email@example.com
Registration deadline is April 24th
The Enneagram is an ancient tool for facilitating psychological growth and spiritual transformation. Its wisdom provides a way for us to notice the habitual patterns of acting, thinking, and feeling that limit our experience. We'll explore the nine distinctive types, the gifts and challenges each brings, and specific practices to open us to enjoy more freedom in all of our relationships.
Background in the Enneagram is helpful, but not necessary. If you are unsure of your Enneagram type, an on-line type assessment is available at www.enneagraminstitute.com. (Cost: $10; the test usually takes about 40 minutes to complete.)
This workshop is sponsored by the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center’s Institute for the Practice of Ministry and supported by the Center for Spiritual Growth at Plymouth Church.
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Adele Ver Steeg is a spiritual director and Enneagram instructor
whose relationships have been less blocked, stuck, and broken
since she started studying the Enneagram and
practicing contemplative prayer 13 years ago.
PrairieFire: A Program of Spiritual Renewal and Formation
PrairieFire is designed for people who desire to live each day prayerfully and intentionally, who long to respond fully to God's call. All who seek companionship in their spiritual journeying are encouraged to apply. Current participants include clergy and chaplains, counselors and social workers, healthcare professionals, spiritual directors, parish nurses, Stephen Ministers, hospice staff and lay persons.
PrairieFire is a two-year program that meets monthly, September through June, in Des Moines. Grounded in the Christian contemplative tradition, the classes will feature didactic and experiential elements. A new PrairieFire group began in fall 2012.
PrairieFire also offers an optional third year practicum experience leading to a certificate in the ministry of spiritual direction. Those participating in the practicum will make periodic visits to the Sophia Center, a well-established ecumenical program for spiritual formation offered by the Benedictine Sisters in Atchison, Kansas.
Kathy Reardon, RN, MS, and Kay Riley, MA, are the Co-Directors of PrairieFire.
Contact the Center for additional information or to request an application packet (274-4006) or dowload the materials below.
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