Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Next First Saturday is August 5, 2017 -- note Reg. forms for Fall Retreat available

"I live in the faith that there is a Presence and Power greater than I am that nurtures and supports me in ways I could not even imagine. I know that this Presence is All knowing and All Powerful and is Always right where I am."

Next First Saturday ManSpirit tribe gathering will be on August 5,  2017

 

KEEP THESE DATES OPEN FOR ANNUAL MANSPIRIT RETREAT, REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE VIA LINK BELOW

The annual ManSpirit Retreat will happen this year on  SEPT. 15-17,  2017 
at the same location as last year.

RETREAT FORMS AVAILABLE HERE TO PRINT OUT 
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B3z4eOI5r1DQblBlbWE1QVF1bkU


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RETREAT

Volunteers are needed for ManSpirit tabling in the Social Hall, and for various small tasks related to preparing for annual retreat, including at the retreat itself.

HOW TO GET ON EMAIL LIST, AND BE NOTIFIED 

OF THESE MANSPIRIT GATHERINGS


1. In the upper right hand corner, you will see a small empty box with the words (email address) inside of it. A button next to it says 'SUBMIT'. To get on the ManSpirit Meeting email mailing list, type or paste your email address into this box.

2. Then click on the Submit button.

3. Now type into the Feedburner anti spam popup box the correct solution

4. After being added, please check your inbox for a verification message from “FeedBurner Email Subscriptions”, the service that delivers email subscriptions for ManSpirit. You will need to click a link listed in this message to activate your subscription. If you don't see a confirmation e-mail in a reasonable amount of time please check your bulk/spam folder.

Once your email address has been added and verified, you will get a notice of every meeting, time, date and location via the email address that you entered.

NEXT MEETING

Let us leap forward to the next exciting First Saturday ManSpirit tribe gathering.

This 1st Saturday ManSpirit tribe gathering will meet at the Center; 2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa CA 95401.

In fact most or our First Saturdays will be at the Center, as it appears ManSpirit guys like to gather here, and it is easy to find, right? If you are reading this, you are invited, even if you have never been here before. 

As usual it will be from 9:00 AM to Noon. The meeting will be at the Center, either in the Social Hall or Room 10, which is on the extreme right side of the building, all the way to the right end when facing the main entrance. Bring a dish to share, plus an open heart and mind. 

Your Core Team will have a program to facilitate bringing us all together in community and spirit.

PLEASE BRING A DISH, YOUR OWN UTENSILS AND A COFFEE CUP


A couple of things to note;

1. Please bring a dish to share.

2. Please bring your own plate, coffee cup and eating utensils.

That way, there will be less cleanup involved and it is better for the environment, right? Help is needed to set up tables/chairs and to move chairs before the event, and after it is done. 

Right after our gathering at 1:00 PM, there will be another separate Center activity. 
Please be mindful of time and space.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

If you have a proposal for a 1st Saturday activity, feel free to present it, in writing, to the core team either at the meeting itself or by mail:

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa
C/O ManSpirit
2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa CA 95401

MANSPIRIT GUIDELINES

This list of guidelines for our meetings helps insure that the meeting is safe and beneficial for everyone attending.

Discussion guidelines:

1. Listen to the instruction of the facilitator. If he is asking for a two word response, one paragraph response, etc., please adhere to the request. Core team members will assist the speaking person in remembering this, if needed.

2. Please do not share more than once or twice during each section of the meeting. We want to leave space for newer or shy attendees who do not speak up regularly to do so.

3. Please keep your sharing to no more than 5 minutes. There will be a reminder of one minute until time out. Upon time out, speaker will receive vigorous applause, whether they thought they were done or not. 

4. At the start of a session we will ask if anyone needs shares of more than 5 minutes by a show of hands. Up to three people will be allowed a longer share of up to 10 minutes. If you take advantage of this extra time, you will not be granted extra time again for the next 3 meetings. 

5. Some people are in professions that require them to report illegal activity and may be honor bound to report such activities. It also puts the Center at risk. Therefore, no sharing of any illegal activity can be allowed. If you need to share something like that, please speak to a practitioner after the meeting, or outside.

6. When someone is sharing, our appropriate response is to listen with our minds, hearts, and spirit, to be really present for them; which means no cross talk, i.e. advice, cross story, self-story, other verbal responses, etc. None is necessary or appropriate. We are here to let our members be really heard.

7. We encourage our members to connect more with each other and form deeper and ever more supportive relationships. One way would be for members to create with each other various non‐Center sponsored activities and events. To assist in that, we will allow 5 to 10 minutes at the end of each meeting for members to announce an event, or propose a gathering. Those who are interested in the announcement are encouraged to contact the announcer after the meeting for more info, to organize, etc. This is not a chance to promote your business. The purpose is to create an opportunity for our members to connect with each other outside of our First Saturday events for even deeper fellowship.

8. Confidentiality is deeply respected. Nothing said in the room, in the context of a private share, should be repeated to anyone, ever. Everything stays in the room. Anonymity should be protected. 

Thank you for your respectful consideration,

Your Core Team


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