Gathering Online for Compassion Week 2020

6 DAYS | 24 VOICES | 1 MESSAGE

Community Readings of the Charter for Compassion

We cannot come together in person, but we can come together in our hearts with a shared vision of a unified and compassionate world. Join us for live, 15 minute daily readings and reflections on the Charter for Compassion from 24 diverse, compassionate Houston leaders.

Healing Circles Houston is partnering with Compassionate Houston for Compassion Week 2020! We will be participating in a community reading of the Charter for Compassion on Saturday, October 17 at 2 PM, one of 24 leaders/organizations voicing this shared vision.
For more information and to register to receive a zoom link to participate with us: https://compassionatehouston.org/charterreadings  

Healing Circles for Grief – Every Wednesday at 12:00CT

Healing Circles Global has joined with Healing Circles Global to offer virtual healing circles for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This loss does not have to be cancer related.

WHAT IS A HEALING CIRCLE?
Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom. Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and healing for participants.

To register: healingcirclesglobal.org/grief

GRIEVING TOGETHER HEALING CIRCLES DESCRIPTION:
If you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to share what is on your heart and mind right now, to listen and be listened to deeply and generously. Together we create a safe space for listening to messages from our inner experience. We have several series of six Healing Circles planned to start in September. Please see the schedule below; space is limited.

Maximum Registration: 8 participants (waitlist of 4)
Closed series of 6 circles (no drop-ins)
Frequency: weekly

HOSTS AND DATES:
Judy McFarLane & Terri Mason
Weekly on Wednesdays, 10am PT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET
Sept 23 – Nov 4

To register: healingcirclesglobal.org/grief

Healing Circles for Grief – Every Tuesday at 4:00CT

Healing Circles Global has joined with Healing Circles Houston to offer virtual healing circles for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This loss does not have to be cancer related.

WHAT IS A HEALING CIRCLE?
Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom. Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and healing for participants.

To register: healingcirclesglobal.org/grief

GRIEVING TOGETHER HEALING CIRCLES DESCRIPTION:
If you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to share what is on your heart and mind right now, to listen and be listened to deeply and generously. Together we create a safe space for listening to messages from our inner experience. We have several series of six Healing Circles planned to start in September. Please see the schedule below; space is limited.

Maximum Registration: 8 participants (waitlist of 4)
Closed series of 6 circles (no drop-ins)
Frequency: weekly

HOSTS AND DATES:
Julie Simon & Trish Garland
Weekly on Tuesdays, 2pm PT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET
Sept 15 – Oct 27

To register: healingcirclesglobal.org/grief

Healing Circles for Grief – Bi-weekly Thursdays at 2:00CT

Healing Circles Global has joined with Healing Circles Houston to offer virtual healing circles for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This loss does not have to be cancer related.

WHAT IS A HEALING CIRCLE?
Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom. Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and healing for participants.

To register: healingcirclesglobal.org/grief

GRIEVING TOGETHER HEALING CIRCLES DESCRIPTION:
If you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to share what is on your heart and mind right now, to listen and be listened to deeply and generously. Together we create a safe space for listening to messages from our inner experience. We have several series of six Healing Circles planned to start in September. Please see the schedule below; space is limited.

Maximum Registration: 8 participants (waitlist of 4)
Closed series of 6 circles (no drop-ins)
Frequency: bi-weekly

HOSTS AND DATES:
Kiersten Gallagher (Smith Center Cancer Support Program Director) & Paul Puccinelli
Bi-Weekly on Thursdays, 12pm PT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET
Sept 10 – Nov 19

To register: healingcirclesglobal.org/grief

My Feelings in Art Class for Children (Online Class)

In this class we will be creating a drawing inspired by Picasso’s blue period and making a collage.  Children will have the opportunity to process their feelings through art and discussion with the support of their peers.  This class will use the format of the Healing Circle.

Please have these supplies ready and in place before we start: blue drawing supplies (pencils and pens will work) and paper and collage materials (glue, scissors, scrap papers, recycled materials and old magazines to cut).

This class is for ages K- 3rd Grade and is $10 per student.

Facilitated by Helen Spaw, MPS,Director of Special Programs – Special Needs Ministry, Fine Arts Academy, and Healing Art Circles at St. Paul’s United Methodist. 

For the link to register and pay online or for more information, please email Helen at hspaw@stpaulshouston.org.

Healthcare Workers Healing Circle – Online (June 25 – morning)

Please email  hspaw@stpaulshouston.org for the link to join.

Healthcare Workers Healing Circle – Online (June 11 – evening)

Please email  hspaw@stpaulshouston.org for the link to join.

Turning Toward – A Morning-and-Evening Digital Ritual Space

A morning-and-evening digital ritual space to hold, honor, grieve, love and bless.

Join us in the morning and evening on Saturday, June 6, 2020, as we:

  • Create a container for the hurt, confusion, and anger that has surfaced after the loss of too many precious humans from violence, disease, and indifference.
  • Come together to honor the spirits and courage of those who gave rise to today’s movements demanding racial justice and the dismantling of systems that no longer serve.
  • Allow our deepest grief to be seen and heard.
  • Affirm the qualities of grieving, persisting, resisting and assisting each other.
  • Offer a space of belonging among those who recognize our inextricable interconnectedness over all of space and time – and to be here NOW.
  • Learn ways to hold our anger with love, and offer our blessing to the transformation that is being birthed right now.

Registration not required.
Click here to join us at the scheduled times.

Online Morning Ceremony

10:00 a.m. Central Time
Open the Day Together with Orland Bishop
Guidance and navigation by: Orland Bishop, Ladybird Morgan, Angela Oh

On-Line Evening Ceremony

9:30 p.m. Central Time
Complete the Cycle of the Day and Send our Blessing to the World
Music offering: Jami Sieber, electric cello and Agu, singing bowls

Registration not required.
Click here to join us at the scheduled times.

Global Circle of Hosts – Online Event

This Circle helps hosts build empathy and deep listening by supporting each other. 

Attendance is free and we’d love to see you but registration is required.  Please register here.