Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Missionary Opportunity in Lima Peru

MISSIONARY OPPORTUNITY for a couple to work in Lima, Peru, as managers of a B&B for the next six months starting immediately. The clientele are all English speaking. This would present a great opportunity for a couple to share the Gospel with both the guests and the surrounding community. If you know of a couple who may be interested please contact Bob Mees at 209-295-8856 or email robert@ILITeam.org

“B&B LIMA Located only 10 minutes away from Jorge Chaves International Airport our family style Bed & Breakfast offers guests comfortable, safe, and affordable lodging. Whether you have a quick layover or will be spending some time in Lima we are always sure our guests feel at home. http://peruroadtrip.com/bb

Sophia's Well of Wisdom: May Activities & Events

Sophia's Well of Wisdom

Continuing the SWOW 2013 study of “Dimensions of Consciousness”, May’s Wisdom Circle theme is “Human Consciousness” with topics:  Sub-conscious Mind (5/5), Birthing the Conscious Mind (Mother’s Day 5/12), Conscious Living (5/19), Supra-conscious Mind (5/26). Weekly Sunday Meditation at 10:30am, Wisdom Circle at 11:15am; Qigong movement 5pm Sunday; ACIM study group 7pm Tuesday; Reiki movement 6pm, Wisdom Ways 7pm on Wednesday. Healing Circle 5/8 at 7pm; Healing Clinic 5/18 from 10-4; Festival of Humanity 5/24 at 7pm.  Spiritual direction, holistic healing work by appointment. The multi-faith spiritual wellness center is located at 270A Hanford Street in Sutter Creek. For more information contact Rev. Patsy at 209-418-9003 or visit www.sophiaswell.org


Rev. Patsy Walker Fine, D.Min.
270 Hanford Street, Suite A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Numbers grow in anticipation for the Second Annual Beltane Festival in the forests of Calaveras County

Some might remember May 1st or “May Day” as a Spring holiday where there is dancing around a decorated May Pole, or where May baskets filled with flowers and goodies are anonymously left on doorsteps. The first weekend of May, Friday May 3 through Sunday May 5, may prove to be an event on a much larger scale as the Blue Mountain Event Center in Wilseyville, CA prepares for the 2nd Annual Beltane Festival.

“Last year’s celebration was a small but decent-sized gathering,” said Dana Fink, founder and coordinator of the event, “I didn’t expect the kind of response I’m getting for this year’s festival. More and more people in the region, even from the Bay Area, are signing up and planning to attend. I’m very excited.”

It will be a weekend of rituals, bonfires and story-telling, but also a time of fun for the entire family. The event opens Friday, with the Opening Ritual at 7PM. “Bring your own meat to barbecue for the potluck after the Ritual. After dinner will be a bonfire, music, drumming and a DJ, “said Fink. “We’re also doing a late night drum circle around the fire, so bring your drums.”

“Beltane”, which is celebrated historically on the first day of May, is a pagan festival with Celtic roots, primarily Irish and Scottish. The day marks the mid-point of the sun’s progress between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice.

Sean Harbaugh will be conducting the Opening Ritual on Friday evening. Among other titles, Harbaugh is the Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) Northwest Regional Druid, Chief of the ADF Gael Kin, and Deputy Chief of the ADF Council of Senior Druids. He has helped organize the first two NW Regional Gatherings: the annual Eight Winds Festival, assisted in coordinating the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival for several years, and is very active in the local Pagan community. Harbaugh has been a Pagan for 25+ years, with many of those as a Wiccan, taking his Druid Oath in 2002.

Saturday’s activities “kid krafts”, face-painting, several workshops, paddle boats, hiking, or simply relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Sierras. A fairy contest and parade is also planned. “Bring your best fairy outfit; open to all ages, it’ll be lots of fun!”

There is also altar contest planned with the theme “Wheel of the Year”, as well as “a raffle for our flower garden,” said Fink. “Make something special and share your craft.”

A “King and Queen of May” will be crowned as well. “If you’re present at the Main Ritual on Saturday, and sign up when you arrive, we will draw our King and Queen,” said Fink. “It could be you, and you’ll have a part in the Ritual.”

At night will be a bonfire, belly dancers, and drumming. A delight for the evening will be the fire-dancing Tinder Spirit Spinners, facebook.com/TinderSpiritSpinners. There will be more activities on Sunday, including a wild-crafting walk and more workshops.

Tinder Spirit Spinners

 “We hope everyone who attends Beltane will also bring at least one item to support our pagan military,” said Fink. “We will be collecting items to package up and send directly to our pagan military that are deployed.” A list of acceptable items to bring for the drive is posted on the Beltane Festival Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Beltaine2013  

Camping for the two days at the festival is $20 for adults, $10 for kids, $50 for a family. “If you have a group coming and want to camp together, let us know so we can place you altogether,” said Fink. There is plenty of room for camping and RV's, several running water outhouses and a shower available. Campers may bring their own food while camping for the weekend, but there will also be food for sale – elk burgers, hot dogs, nachos, tri tip dinners, coffee, smoothies and more.

Vendors thus far include: Moon & Star Tarot, Earth Creations, Sacred Sight Intuitive Healing, Freya's Folk, and several more. More vendors are invited to participate; booths are $50 for a 10 x 20 vendor booth at the festival, which comes with two adult wrist bands.

The Blue Mountain Events Center is a private event facility located in the Calaveras County region of the Sierras, near Wilseyville, California. Fink reminds campers to bring warm clothes and blankets, as the Sierras significantly cool down at night. Pets must be leashed. For location, directions and more information about the Blue Mountain Events Center, visit: www.bluemountainevents.com or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Beltaine2013  

Earth Day Celebration - Sun Apr 21

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Reiki Undo Moving Meditation - Wed Apr 10

At The Well
Reiki Undo Moving Meditation
Wednesday at 6pm 
Enjoy energy-active movement for well-being of body, mind, & spirit!
followed by the 
at 7pm
Practice giving and receiving Spiritual Energy Healing
to revitalize the energy body, balance the emotional body, 
and relax the physical body to stimulate self-healing properties.


Rev. Patsy Walker Fine, D.Min.
270 Hanford Street, Suite A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685