Lunch & Dialogue: Hallelujah Anyway & Anne Lamott
The Easter Season is a fertile time within our faith to not only renew our foundational beliefs, but to authentically celebrate the healing mercy possible with God and within our human relationships. With this understanding, you are invited to join us for a delicious lunch and dialogue about Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, the recent work of Anne Lamott. In this insightful text, she vividly explores how paramount and powerful mercy can be in our lives with the wisdom and humor she is known to offer readers. Lamott asserts that mercy is at the core of our spiritual identity and, when deliberately embraced, fosters understanding of others as we “soften ever so slightly.” Exploration of these themes will focus on how the reality of receiving and giving mercy can extend the Easter experience within our daily lives.
Opportunities for prayerful meditation and some creative exercises around the text will be integrated into our dialogue. Prior reading of the text is not mandatory, but may prove beneficial. Please bring a journal for use throughout the program. Guided by Gordon Creamer.
Gordon Creamer earned his MA in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Enhancing the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ community is a passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Gordon is also a certified spiritual director, who welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving. You can read more at www.TheMissionBridge.com