Gathering of women 2021...continued

Monthly on the 4th Saturday 9:30 AM to Saturday, May 22, 2021 11:30 AM

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Are you looking for a community of women with whom you can discuss the core issues and concerns of your spiritual journey?

Many women joined with Rev. Lee Ireland for an initial Gathering of Women in September, giving thanks for the chance to walk together and share experiences at this time of major transition in how we live our lives due to the COVID pandemic.

With some women working as always, others working remotely, some sheltering-in-place, others unemployed or in retirement, some concerned with paying bills, others tending to children at home, it is important to be able to share and listen and learn together. The past year has been one of many emotional demands on who we are and how to function as people of faith.

As we create a safe community that embraces the diversity of women's experiences today, we continue the conversation looking at Maureen Murdock’s profoundly wise book, “The Heroine’s Journey.”  Each month, Lee reviews two chapters of Maureen Murdock’s descriptive life work to help us understand better a woman’s evolutionary path of spiritual growth.  The book serves as a resource, not a requirement for participation.

The Schedule (monthly online on the fourth Saturday morning of the month from 9:30 to 11:30):

  • December 5, 2021: Chapter 1 and 2
  • January 16, 2021:  Chapter 3 and 4
  • February 27, 2021: Chapter 5 and 6
  • March 27, 2021: Chapter 7 and 8
  • April 24, 2021: Chapter 9 and 10
  • May 22, 2021: We will gather and reflect on our years' journey
Although registration is necessary, there is no charge for this offering.  We gratefully accept your generous donation to contribute towards the ministry and mission of Rolling Ridge.  Thank you.  Once you have registered you will receive an email with the zoom meeting notification.

About the leader(s)

Lee Ireland

Rev. Lee A. Ireland is a long-time Interim Pastor having served in many churches in CT and most recently in Rowley, MA. She is now living in Niantic, CT and listening during this time of the pandemic.   She received her M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School, and trained as a Spiritual Director at Mercy Center, Madison, CT.  She has served in 12 different congregational settings as well as working in a women's prison and as a per diem hospital chaplain. Since 1990, she has had the joy of leading retreats. She is well aware of how life throws us curve balls and we can become distracted from our soul's journey because we focus on those things that lead us down dead-ends.  We begin to regain wonder and gratitude as we chose to take retreats and learn how to listen within so we can stay on our faith journeys, receive guidance from God and hear our hearts and souls singing in unexpected moments.  We then make new life choices that bring us greater peace within and fulfillment as we live, love and serve from that knowing.