How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
- Dr. Seuss
As I watch the snow falling outside my office window, I give thanks for this magical place, especially since my time as Director here is getting close to the end. But I am so encouraged by how much we have learned and grown as a community and a nonprofit organization. I have always wanted to pass the baton to the next leadership with the Guild in a strong and healthy place, and thanks to you, I will be able to do so.
The last on my wish list is to establish a Guild cash reserve of at least $15,000 to weather the inevitable ups and downs of seasonal ministry. You can make that wish a reality this month by making a generous donation!
In whatever way you can contribute, through financial gifts, volunteering, or sharing Guild programs to your friends & neighbors, we are grateful. May you and yours have the most blessed of Christmas seasons!
Story of a Soul: A Women's Weekend Book Retreat, January 15-17. We're delighted to welcome best-selling author Karen Spears Zacharias, who will walk us through her most recent book, Burdy. Karen will also impart the wisdom of a young French woman, who became know the world over as St. Thérése of Lisieux, through her autobiography, The Story of a Soul.
Winter Contemplative Yoga Retreat, January 22-29. Based upon frequent requests, Molly Lannon Kenny is finally offering a week-long intensive, modeled exactly after our Samarya Yoga Teacher Training, without the focus of learning to teach yoga classes. In this retreat, you will be fully immersed in yoga and spirituality as you sequester yourself with others on a similar journey in the unique winter beauty of the Guild.