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November 14th, 2019 Community Newsletter


Board Chair's Message

November is the spirit of giving thanks and Thanksgiving. I am in deep gratitude to our Board of Directors who so graciously served 2019 with amazing reverence and perseverance.

To our leadership Council, we are in gratitude to your service and spiritual dedication.

On behalf of World AWAKE and our amazing Board of Directors, we are so grateful to each one of you. Those in membership, Facebook followers and extended friends around the world coming together as a community was the vision of our founder Carla Ivison.

World AWAKE’s members, reciprocal partners and business associates “Hot Chocolate Social” via Zoom was a great example of this spirited connection of building bridges.

Our gratitude to all our amazing facilitators in 2019 who have taught many classes online for our members and extended community.

The blessing of surprising several of our members with their Zoom Pro Licenses to teach was a joy to see.

The modern and newly rebuilt website by Mike Schienle with Custom Visuals, LLC, we are all truly grateful for your technical wisdom.

Obtaining the new domain name of World AWAKE, Inc. was another milestone moment in 2019 that we are grateful for.

An excited and heartfelt gratitude to our newly formed 2021 Retreat Committee with Rev. Teal Gray and Rev. Chris Moses.

Stay tuned World AWAKE is working on exciting new ventures for 2020.
Rhonda Schienle
Rev. Rhonda Schienle
Blessings and Gratitude
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

World AWAKE Board Chair

Leadership Council

On behalf of World AWAKE, Inc we joyously welcome Rose Fier to our Leadership Council. Her leadership role will begin on January 1st, 2020.

We are grateful to her gracious service to World AWAKE, her local community and all those she comes into contact with.

Rose is one of our Spiritual Care Professionals and has her own practice “Reiki Energetix” in Northwest Indiana. Please visit her Profile Page.
Rose Fier
Rose Fier

Spiritual Store Holiday Shopping

As we round the corner into the holidays, we encourage you to shop at our Spiritual Store.

We have books authored by our members, arts, crafts, music and other spiritual products.

Shopping Link: https://worldawakeinc.org/resource/spiritual_store/
Special Gift

Rev. Susanna Macomb

Bless this Child

Oneness Interfaith Stoles

Classic Stole

Kurt Fondriest

Keyhole to Creation

Wind Ridge Wood Crafts

Ring Boxes

Online Class Announcements

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 - https://worldawakeinc.org/contact/facilitator_submission/.

Clinical Pastoral Education/Training

Instructor: Rev. Lori Whittemore

Meetings: 13 Monday Meetings

: September 16th, 2019 through December 16th, 2019

: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm EST

: Zoom

: Ministry and Chaplain students and professionals

: 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 H. Whittemore
Rev Lori H. Whittemore


World AWAKE is so excited to announce a wonderful collaboration with Founder of Co-Creation Magazine, Bob Jayco and his team in Australia.
Co-Creation Magazine

Inspirational Quote

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
~ William Arthur Ward
Give Thanks

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