Updates from Chaplains on the Harbor

Chaplains on the Harbor is a ministry of presence in Grays Harbor County, a developing worshiping congregation, and a faith-based center for rural leadership development in the movement to end poverty. Chaplains on the Harbor seek to affirm the dignity and worth of people living in Grays Harbor and to seek for a better life for a community struggling with deep poverty. Sign up for their mailing list to receive regular updates.

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Listening for Life

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | October 14 & 21, November 4 & 11, 9:30am-12:00pm | Free Class, Registration Required

How do we know our calling in life? How do we find meaning in times of change? These questions are at the heart of our spiritual journey and relate to our core identity and sense of what we are called to. Momentous choices like marriage or new career, momentous changes like losing your partner or caring for aging parents, momentous searches like a crisis of faith or lifestyle reboot… life is always in flux. How do we discern God’s call in the midst of it? We will explore practices for discerning God’s presence and call in our individual lives. We will also learn the skills of holy listening and posing powerful questions in preparation for forming mutual “listening for life” groups in the New Year. These groups will journey together for several months as each member moves deeper into their own exploration of God’s call. To register, contact The Rev. Nancy Ross, 206-323-0300 ext 255.

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Interpretation of Dreams as a Spiritual Exercise

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | October 25, November 1, 8, & 15, 6:45-8:15pm | Free Class, Optional $7 Dinner from 6:00-6:30pm

Does the psychology of C.G. Jung have something to say to Christians? What role does the unconscious play in the Christian life? Can listening to our dreams help us to realize Jesus’ words? These and other questions will be explored in a four-week series on the relationship Jung might play in the Christian faith journey. An examination of the role of dreams in the Bible and the Christian tradition will be included in our study. Particular attention will be given to the works of Morton Kelsey, John Sanford, and Ann Ulanov (all Episcopalians!). Participants are encouraged to purchase and read John Sanford’s book, The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus’ Sayings, available in the Cathedral Shop. Facilitated by The Rev. Steve Garratt.

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Moving to the Light: A Veteran’s Pilgrimage

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | November 11, 10:00am-12:00pm

This pilgrimage is focused on veterans, their family members, and those who know and love them to heal from the moral injuries incurred through military service and war. The pilgrimage provides a time and place to honor friends and family who have served with veterans, a place to lament what they grieve, an opportunity to express what is troubling them, and a safe space with empathetic listeners who love them to help them work on their healing. Contact Deacon Brian Wright below or at 206.325.4200 Ext 3507.

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