Center for Spiritual Care

Integrating Body, Mind, Spirit & Creativity

Events, Workshops and Programs

Please contact the Center at 772-567-1233 with any questions.


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March 2019

On Exhibit

March 1 - 30  Opening  Reception on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 7 pm.
Susan Bouma

Bouma has painted privately for close to 50 years. She transitioned into abstract painting about seven years ago when she began studying altunder Deborah Gooch at the Vero Beach Museum. In that time, Bouma has "reached a remarkable degree of competence in her expressionistic abstractions," according to critic and commentator Ellen Fischer.

In a recent exhibition at John’s Island, only Bouma's “Abstract #5” showed a resolute commitment to pure abstraction, Fischer said.  “Over a painterly field of gray, pale blue and ochre, a blood-red patch of paint floats above the composition’s center, like an ominous cloud. Black marks scattered across the canvas add to the painting’s mystery, like indecipherable calligraphy.”

Bouma divides her time between her homes in Vero Beach, where she maintains her art studio, Lake Forest, Illinois, and Squirrel Island, Maine.

Her show will be open to the public by appointment and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.  The Center is located at 1550 24th St., two blocks north of the Main Public Library.  Call for more information, 772-657-1233.


Mondays - February 11, March 11, April 8 and May 13  10:00 to 11:00 am

Counterpose Restorative Yoga Series with Angie Messner

Learn simple easy ways to bring your muscles into balance, to reduce and even eliminate chronic muscular pain in only minutes a day through trouble-free exercises and movements that anyone can do!


Donation of $5 is requested. Please register in advance by calling Angie at 419-651-5401 or the Center at 772-567-1233 .

Sunday, March 17, 2019  1:30 - 3:00 pm

Climate Change and a Faith Response:  “Laudato Si’”



Our program will begin with the facts - "Everything You Need to Know about Climate Change in 15 minutes."  We will then explore the theology behind Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’.”  We’ll close with a ritual connecting our personal actions to our faith, our common home, and our sisters and brothers.  Presenters Jocelyn Azada and Ana Bedard are graduates of Loyola University Chicago and Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern. DOWNLOAD THE FLYER (jpg)

Cost: Free Will Offering

Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Book Launch:  Our Muslim Neighbors — Achieving the American Dream:  An Immigrant’s Memoir by Victor Begg

;It’s hard to recall, today, America’s high hopes in the 1990's for world peace, democracy, freedom and cultural diversity. Victor Begg appeared in a 1994 cover story in U.S. News & World Report about how much all Americans share in their deepest spiritual desires. In that story, seven years before 9/11, he told the magazine’s millions of readers: “It’s very easy to be a Muslim in the United States.” He had no reason to question that assertion. We need to reclaim that earlier optimism and that focus on our shared values.

In the pages of this book, Begg hopes you will feel right at home. as he tells the reader about achieving his American dream, after immigrating from India decades ago.

In the Chapter 'We Must Do More Than Pray', you'll red some of the history of interfaith interactions in America, including many local stories.

Begg says, "Although it's my life's journey you'll be holding in your hand, I hope that as you read this heartfelt story, you'll discover how much we share.  To learn more, please visit my website. There you'll find early reviews and can listen to a radio interview about the book:"

Cost:  Free Will Offering and Books Available for purchase from the author


Saturday, March 30  1:00 - 5:00 pm

An Afternoon Sojourn with Marcy Purdy and Leslie Haatvedt

(SOJOURN – a temporary visit or vacation) Balancing BODY, MIND and SPIRIT with  Qi Gong ,  Visualization and Meditation,  Alignment Collage and Reflection

Marcy Purdy, ATR-BC, Certified Qi Gong teacher and Board Certified Art Therapist and artist.

Leslie Haatvedt, PhD., LMHC, Licensed psychotherapist, and educator.

RELAX               LEARN           CREATE          CONNECT

Call Leslie (772-532-8310) or Marcy (772-538-5532)

Cost:  $55.00 includes all materials and light refreshments

April 2019

On Exhibit

Opening Reception on April 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
April 5 - 26  Viewing hours:  Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:o0 pm or by appointment  772-567-1233

Deborah Gooch "Life Illustrated"

Information coming soon!

Saturday, April 13

Discover Your Golden Shadow with Joy Caffrey

A workshop to ignite your potential.  Includes meditation and creative work.  Helps you access traits hidden in your golden shadow.  DOWNLOAD THE FLYER (pdf)

Cost:  $45 pre-registration; $60 at the door


May 2019

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm

Tropical Winds Spring Chamber Concert

Back by popular demand.  This group will delight you as it fills the Center with a deeply resonant sound.  There is space for only 30 people.  RSVP soon!

June 2019

Saturday, June 15  from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Ways to Pray and Meditate - A Retreat Day for People in 12 Step Programs  with Sister Cathy Cahill

During this retreat day we will seek to improve our Conscious Contact with God of our understanding by examining and experiencing different ways of praying and meditating.  Come and be with others on the journey who are interested in spiritual growth.  DOWNLOAD THE FLYER

Cost: A $45 donation includes lunch, snacks & beverage


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