Friday Night Group

00 FNG GoddessSpirituality for women

meets 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. once a month, usually the first Friday, for women who want to be together.

The meal is prepared and served at 7:15 PM after appetizers and introductions.  Enjoy the elegant candle lit tables , gourmet food, wine and sparkling waters – surrounded by the new monthly art exhibit provided by  ANEW Gallery.

We laugh together and get to know others gathered for the evening through informal conversation and humor.  We explore  life issues and spirituality.

Claim and celebrate the Sacred Feminine in our lives and world. Relax and laugh at our FRIDAY NIGHT GROUP.

We create a safe and sacred space where we can speak freely, think creatively, ask questions, and open our hearts and minds to new hopes and possibilities. Or just BE!

00 FNG foodJune 9 – Dinner provided.  Program Focus: She Persisted
        at the ANEW Gallery Annex
        RSVP to Pastor Stacy at herchurch@aol.com
       WALK-ins welcome
       NEXT DATES:  June 9 and July 7 (no August and September FNG) Oct 6, Nov 3
     

00 FNG 2Previous programs/discussions have included:  What is Your Goddess Type, Somatic – Body Meditation, Soul Collage,  Creative Expression via Watercolors, Exploring the Wisdom of the Divine Feminine, Guided Meditations, Poetry Writing, Chanting, Introduction to Restorative Justice in our local courts and Drumming, Flower Essence, Mother Mary Oracles, Crystal Wisdom,  Walking the Labyrinth, Earth Medicine, Finding the Creative Energy Within and MUCH MORE!

At the April 7th FNG –

Emily Zimmerman presented an introduction to Korean culture through plants, and reflection on the spiritual qualities people attach to plants.  This involved lots of pictures comprising a broad sketchy overview of Korean religious/political history. Then a narrowed focus on four specific examples — plum blossom, chrysanthemum, pine tree, and ginkgo tree — to show how strong cultural meanings have attached to those plants in Korea.  Because Korean history/culture is such an enormous topic, this approach provides a little taste to those who know nothing about Korea, and a fresh angle for those who already know Korea.  The larger idea — that geography, culture and spirit are interrelated — can then be applied to where we are now.

Emily is a certified University of California Master Gardener, and am about to complete the Environmental Horticulture certificate program at CCSF.  In the late 1990’s I directed the MA program in Korean Studies at the Intercultural Institute of California (aka the Korean Center), and taught courses in Asian-American Studies at SF State between 2000-2005, including “Asian-American Culture” and “Koreans in America.”