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Bridging Inter-Faith and
Inter-Spiritual Communities
by Linking Spirit, Service and Care

March 5th, 2020 Community Newsletter

Let's Spring Forward, !!!name!!!,

Board Chair's Message

Do you feel the spring in your step? We commence our daylight savings time and celebrate the first day of Spring this month.

We want to thank all our new members who have joined World AWAKE. Our clergy, spiritual care professionals and students are growing. The Board of Directors has just this year added our very first Spiritual Care Professional and this demonstrates the bridging of communities and commonalities amongst our various spiritual fields.

World AWAKE is celebrating our new reciprocal partnership with Abbey of Hope in Maine, which was agreed upon on Valentine’s Day.

Rev. Lori Whittemore founded the Abbey of Hope on September 13th, 2014, after she attended ChIME (Chaplaincy Institute of Maine) and the Bangor Theological Seminary. In 2016, The Abbey of Hope launched an Interfaith Clinical Pastoral Training Program, “Clinical Pastoral Training Center of Southern Maine (CPTCSM)".

For those members of ours or any of our extended community who may be pursuing a Chaplaincy program or wanting to deepen your ministerial skills, please visit the Abbey of Hope CPT site.

Stay tuned for more information on our 2021 retreat. Our amazing committee had our first Zoom meeting to discuss plans. Remember, this event is open to the public. Everyone is invited.
Rhonda Schienle
Rev. Rhonda Schienle
Blessings and Gratitude
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

World AWAKE Board Chair

Education (Continuing, Online, On Demand, On Site)

Everyone is welcome to attend any of the online classes.

If you are interested in presenting an online class and you are one of our members, we have streamlined the submissions with this online form -

Clinical Pastoral Training

Instructor: Rev. Lori Whittemore

Meetings: 13 Monday Meetings

Dates: April 6th, 2020 through June 29th, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm EST

Format: Continuing Education

Audience: Ministry and Chaplain students and professionals

Description: Along with attention to the development and refinement of pastoral skills through an action-reflection educational model, trainees will be immersed in exploring issues related to their particular ministry setting and focus. Along with standard CPE learning tools of case-study analysis, group and individual supervision, as well as required readings. Clinical Pastoral Education Training (CPE/T) is an experience in process education that has been honed over several decades and remains responsive to cultural developments that facilitate pastoral growth. The heart of CPE/T is ministry with the sick, injured, and dying, and learning from that ministry. CPE/T trainees learn through reflection, discussion, and evaluation, and are able to apply their learning in future ministry experiences. This type of adult learning is accomplished with other CPE/T trainees and a CPE/T supervisor in a dynamic, small group setting.

Fees and Registration: Please see our Education page for additional details.
Lori Whittemore
Rev. Lori Whittemore

The World's Most Effective Prayer!

Instructor: Maryann Locaparra

Format: On Demand

Audience: All


Have your prayers been ineffective and boring? Does it you feel like God does not "hear" you?

You may be praying all wrong!

The benefits of enrolling and completing this course are:

  1. You will acquire the ability to utilize the 5 Steps of AFFIRMATIVE PRAYER to manifest your desires.
  2. You will understand the essential ideas and principles that make Affirmative Prayer powerful and creative.
  3. You will explore ways to quiet your mind and direct the Spirit within you.
  4. Discover how to effectively apply Affirmative Prayer to your life in order to transform your health, wealth, career, family relationships, romantic relationships – or any other area of concern.

Affirmative Prayer is effective because it offers a method that allows you to tap into the God-essence that resides at the center of your being. In order for this course to be effective, you must:

  1. Be willing to ACCEPT positive changes into your life.
  2. Be willing to ABANDON your old, powerless ideas about prayer.
  3. Have an OPEN heart and mind.
  4. Have a pen/pencil and paper ready to take NOTES and practice WRITING prayers.


Fees and Registration: Please see our Education page for additional details.
Effective Prayer
The World's Most Effective Prayer!

Energy Healing Sessions

Instructor: Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb

: One on one session

: By Appointment from February 1st, 2020 through March 31st, 2020

: One Hour

: On Demand

: World Wide

: One on One Energy Attunement Sessions for Healing, Transformation and Manifestation.

Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb has been teaching meditation and guiding energy sessions for 35 years. She serves as a bridge in times of change, loss, grief and illness. She has been instrumental in helping others experience mystical levels of consciousness. It is this inner work that led her to leave our corporate life thus transforming her life. She also credits this attunement in guiding her to create her own medical protocol to complete healing of Crohn's Disease and Cancer --- and transforming sickness into blessing.

Fees and Registration: Please see our Education page for additional details.
Susanna Macomb

Lovers in the Wilderness: Discover Your Path to Mystical Unity

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt

Meetings: 12 Wednesdays Meetings

Dates: February 5th, 2020 through April 22nd, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 pm EST

Format: Live Online

Audience: All are welcomed

Description: At the heart of our yearning, our Beloved waits to join us in mystical unity. In this class, we'll explore the "how to," concrete processes, for creating the conditions to invite what grace may reveal—those sweet, unforeseen, moments of mystical unity with our Beloved—those moments that leave us, still, silent, not where we began.

Fees and Registration: Please see our Education page for additional details.
Lovers in the Wilderness
Lovers in the Wilderness

Calendar Events

Please visit our World AWAKE Calendar for an up to date listing of events. You can also Subscribe to our calendar directly.

If you would like to submit an event, please use our Calendar Submission form.

The 45th Annual SSF-IIIHS International Conference

Rev. Dr. Marilyn Rossner and her husband Fr. Dr. John Rossner Founded the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences (IIIHS) in 1975. A non-governmental organization affiliated with the United Nations

Dr. Marilyn Rossner is a member of World AWAKE and we are delighted to share their upcoming 45th International conference.

Registration Information available.

Featured Business Affiliate

World AWAKE is pleased to share that Mike Schienle from Wind Ridge Wood Crafts was recently interviewed by PBS about his woodworking passion and experience. We will provide a follow-up when the interview is scheduled to air.

Any purchases made from our members or extended community friends, our business affiliate Wind Ridge Wood Crafts will tithe back 10% of any and all purchases made to World AWAKE. Please inform him upon your order. Wind Ridge Wood Crafts is also on our Spiritual Store in the Business Affiliates section.
His and Hers Ring Boxes

Reciprocal Partners

Tree of Life Interfaith Temple

The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple, Inc., is a non-denominational church, formed as a nonprofit corporation in the State of New Hampshire in September of 2009 and received 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code in June of 2010. The three-fold purpose for the formation of the church is to provide a place of worship, to offer educational and experiential programs and to ordain and oversee interfaith ministers as graduated from The Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary. We are a community of ordinary people forging the extra-ordinary mission to create a place where we may practice truly seeing the Divine within all peoples of all religions.
Tree of Life

Abbey of Hope

The Abbey of HOPE (Hands of Peace Extended) is an interfaith cooperation circle with a mission to gather people of diverse faiths, beliefs and spiritualities to promote dialogue, encourage cooperation, and facilitate compassionate action.

The Abbey of Hope was envisioned by Rev. Lori Whittemore after she attended Bangor Theologically Seminary and the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME). The first gathering of the Abbey took place on September 13, 2014. Out of 25 folks who attended, a leadership circle of nine people worked for three months to put together the framework for the organization. By winter of 2015, the initial board had incorporated and received 501(c)3 status.
Abbey of Hope

All Faiths Seminary International

All Faiths Seminary International is an international interspiritual seminary established by Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman. His motto was “Never instead of, always in addition to”. He believed whatever your faith tradition is, go deeper into it, but in addition open your heart, ears and mind to the wisdom that is in the other faith and religious traditions. He believed God gave some of his wisdom to each religion, so if you want to learn all of God’s wisdom, we must talk to each other, learn from each other. AFSI offers a one year ministerial program leading to ordination. Each student receives a New York State certification as a legal minister with registration at the New York marriage License Bureau. The seminary offers various tracks of study and advanced degree programs in affiliation with Commonwealth Open University.
All Faiths Seminary International

Raising the Vibration

Rev. Sheena Metal is the founder of Raising the Vibration, a non-profit organization that is a global movement to help heal the nation and the planet through Peace, Love, Kindness and Unity.

Rev. Sheena is an Ordained Minister, Actress and Radio Hostess for LA Talk Radio.

Please check out her Professional Profile page and her LinkedIn pages.
Sheena Metal

Harmony Interfaith Initiative

Harmony Interfaith Initiative is an educational and social good interfaith organization. We envision a world where people have good access to strategies, methods, and ideas that promote social harmony and enable bridge-building across divides. To us the term 'interfaith' means the continual improvement of interrelations between people who strongly believe in different worldviews. Our primary goal is to support and supplement new and ongoing efforts.

Harmony Interfaith Initiative

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