Christ said, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." In response to those who didn't understand and asked "When did we do these things for you?" He said, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of these, you did for me." (the book of Matthew, 25:34-40) At the Journey Center, we believe that the love we experience and are nourished by is meant to be shared. Part of our vision is to invite others to join us in the community as we show compassion and work for justice wherever the Spirit leads us.
Quilting As a Spiritual Practice (a 2-session creative experience in community)
Cancelled!Two Saturdays, February 2 & February 9; 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Calling all creative people, which means.... calling everybody,with love! One of the best-kept secrets of life is that we are all artists; it's just that sometimes, we are the last to know. Please join us as we create a beautiful quilt for the Living Room, a day time drop-in center for homeless women and children in Santa Rosa. We will make a quilt to support and encourage the women, and also those who come alongside them every day, with softness and glorious colors. See the Homesteading page for all the details of this gathering.
Can You Help Jill Be a Miracle-Worker??
Jill Seime is the Journey Center's wonderful landlady, the woman who is responsible for designing such a beautiful space for us to inhabit! Did you also know that she is a miracle worker? Every month she prepares 1500 meals on a budget of only $100... that is not a typo, it's a true miracle, especially since the numbers keep going up. Jill volunteers at Interlink here in Santa Rosa, which is a client-operated, self-help mental health recovery program. More>
Come Sit a While
"Come Sit a While"- if you are drawn to reach out to the elderly in our community, please consider joining Rosemarie at a local convalescent home. She has discovered that at least 20 residents there NEVER get even one visitor. All you need is about 20-30 minutes a week. It requires no special talents, just a willingness to be present with a precious elder and "sit a while". For more information, please contact Rosemarie at The Journey Center 707-339-1822 and she will be glad to help you get started in being a blessing.
NEW! 9 Beats: An Invitation to Experience the Living Way of Jesus through the 9–fold Path of the Beatitudes
Free introductory workshop
Monday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
The 9–week group
Mondays, October 10–December 5, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
9 Beats is new material written and being developed by Mark Scandrette, who is an author, teacher and activist. This group experience, led by Richard Lundblad, invites us to live into and be transformed by the Beatitudes through exploring experiments in truth that enable us to become more human, moving from belief systems and judgments to compassion. Richard explains… “Our time together is not a study. The goal is to integrate spiritual practices into our daily lives. It's a curious, playful approach to being human. Our exploring will be more like a Jesus dojo or an artist studio, not a classroom or a museum.” More>