EVENTS WITH FRIENDS

 

Saturday, April 27 at River’s Edge

Praying with Grief and Loss with Fr. Brendan McManus

3430 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland, OH 44111
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Event Fee: $50

Praying with grief and loss is not just in the ‘head’.  Grief has to be worked out through the body, in walking and reflecting. Brendan McManus, SJ will share the story of his own journey through grief and his experience of what Ignatian wisdom has to teach us about finding God on the trails of life. Come learn how God works through situations and people, and through sometimes complicated emotions.  See how the challenging process of letting go of control helps us find spiritual freedom. Learn the power of symbols, rituals and pilgrimage on our journeys through grief.

Fr. Brendan McManus, SJ grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland and worked in the UK’s computer industry for several years before joined the Jesuits in Dublin. He studied philosophy in Dublin, theology in Colombia, and later was school chaplain in the Jesuit school in Galway for some years before walking the Camino de Santiago in 2011 and writing a book, Redemption Road, in memory of his brother.  He currently works as a Spiritual Director and retreat giver in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Check out these fun events coordinated by our good friend Michael Estwanik at
American Songbook
Tuesdays at Twilight announcement (2)

 

Greater Cleveland at Prayer
Our dear friend and former Board Member, Reverend Delmarshae Sledge, has realized a dream come true for Greater Cleveland.  Check out the website that she and her colleagues have designed. Join with churches and individuals throughout the area in simple prayers for peace and unity each day. The website is a spiritual gathering place for each of us. Please check it out!

http://greatercleveatprayers.org/

 

 

Hope Out of Chaos

Support for family, friends and those who care

In the face of addiction  – What is your next step in supporting those you love?

This ongoing support group is held on the 2nd Monday of every month 7 – 8:30 pm

Lakewood United Methodist Church
I5700 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH

Let us help you make sense of this epidemic and overdoses:

  • What to say and how to build choices (your tool box)
  • Take the next step – in the right direction
  • Build a reason for the family to build hope

Conversation continues monthly
Contact: bill@bigelephant.org
or           ron@bigelephant.org