Thursday, November 2
6:30-8:30 p.m.


This is our fourth and last Women of Wisdom panel in our yearlong journey together. It was my prayer to give to you encounters with extraordinary women. This last panel will be the same. I really like the statement of Lao Tzu, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” I think Lao Tzu was trying to tell us to let go of the monkey bars.

Sometimes taking flight takes letting go. Letting go takes faith. Faith takes letting go. It all requires wings. And so it goes. As Kierkegaard said “Without risk there is no faith, and the greater the risk, the greater the faith.” So let go of the monkey bar.

The women on this panel are, in many ways, trapeze artists flinging themselves out into the Universe. That moment of release before catching the new bar is called transition and an act of faith. Perhaps this is the only place that real change occurs.

Please come to our last gathering of 2017 where you will hear four women who are veteran trapeze performers. They will invite you to throw your heart over the bars and allow your body to follow. Learn how they took the leaps of faith they needed for change and growth.

Our panelists will be: Penny Tower, Program Coordinator of the Metro Hospice Volunteers; Karen Johnson, Chief of Police for the City of Winthrop; Selina Maitreya, Spiritual Teacher and Author from Woodstock, New York; and Janice Hope Gorman who is the founder and executive director of the Hope Interfaith Center. The moderator for the evening will be Rev. Klea.

Come and join us and listen to the extraordinary stories from four remarkable women. Please RSVP by calling the Hope Interfaith Center at (507)386-1242 or RSVP via Email. You are welcome to (and we highly encourage you to) bring a girlfriend!

A Love donation of $15 or more is asked but no one is turned away from this event. Donations are earmarked for women who come to our center and for the supplies for the creation of our open and declared Sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

Women of Wisdom Panelists – November 2, 2017

Rev. Penny Tower

Karen Johnson

Selina Maitreya

Rev. Janice Gorman

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