"Fastening Ourselves in Shaky Times: Advent Wisdom from Isaiah 7-9"


Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

at St. Scholastica Monastery


Tuesday, December 12 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT

via Zoom

At a time of intense social climate, Isaiah once described how the “hearts of the people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken by the wind.” Many of us today feel shaken by recent social trends that affect us to the very core. The same applies to institutions of human service: our schools, churches, and health care systems have all been shaken. Isaiah can help us to refasten ourselves by faith! This faith can also strengthen us in a ‘radical middle’ zone within our current scene of polarization. God also provides a series of child-signs that allow God’s future to inform the way we live more peaceably in the present.

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Facilitator: Ted Lewis is a restorative justice practitioner, trainer and consultant for the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, University of Minnesota Duluth (since 2013). Since the mid-90s, he has been active in the fields of restorative justice and conflict resolution as a facilitator, program manager, trainer, writer and adjunct professor, specializing in the conference model of dialogue. He also serves on the board for the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ). Over the past two decades, Ted has provided church communities with workshops and reconciliation services. In 2016 he founded the Restorative Church project. He currently lives in Duluth, MN.

We are offering this program with two different options, either in-person at St. Scholastica Monastery or on-line via Zoom.

$25 suggested offering for Saturday, December 2 (in-person)

$15 suggested offering for Tuesday, December 12 (via Zoom)

Scholarships are available.  Please contact Dawn Carrillo at dcarrillo@duluthosb.org or 320-260-8233 for more information.

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803