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Cape Gazette Faith & Spirituality FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 - MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 73 Core Wisdom Retreat in Lewes to feature art, yoga and therapy Register early for one-day event The Core Wisdom Retreat is a multifaceted one-day retreat that will focus on expression and relaxation through art lessons, therapy, and yoga from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Local jewelry artist Heidi Lowe, therapist Cher Stout, and yoga teacher Dimitra Kotanides will guide participants through a new appreciation and understanding of individual core wisdom. The retreat will take place at Hotel Rodney at 142 Second St. in Lewes. "We hope to bring together our unique talents and values to allow others to discover their core wisdom," Lowe said. "The goal is to guide people to a new appreciation and understanding of what uniquely brings purpose, meaning, and ultimately joy, to their lives." The Core Wisdom Retreat will be facilitated by Lowe of Heidi Lowe Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, Stout of Beachstone Counseling in Millsboro, and Kotanides of Dimitra Yoga & Soul Yoga Studio in Lewes and Salisbury, Md. "We have been friends for years and have supported, advised, and encouraged each other toward success in our personal and professional endeavors," Stout said. "This promises to be a fun day full of connections, growth, and aha moments!" "Our retreat will accommodate beginners arid more advanced students," K0tanides said. "The retreat is ab9ut relaxation and being the bes t you, you can be." Advance rgistration is $140. Participants cn register at www. or email Registration n the day of the retreat is $160. For more information, call Heidi Lowe Gallery at 302-227- 9203. WHITE'S CHAPEL-UM CHURCH TO HOLD HOMECOMING CELEBRATION SUBMITTED PHOTO THE ANNUAL HOMECOMING CELEBRATION will be held at White's Chapel United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. Regular Sun- day school will be held at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Everett Isaacs will bring the message at the Homecom- ing Service, and special music will be provided by Catherine Isaacs and Pastor Isaacs. Bruce Willis of The Gospel Caf6 will also share his talents. White's Chapel dates back to 1838, holding services in a schoolhouse until 1839, when a meeting house was built. In 1872, the members decid: , ed a new church building was needed, and services were held there un- til 1720, when the building was destroyed by fire. The present structure was built in 1921. The congregation of White's Chapel invites the community to be part of the celebration and remain after the service for a dinner catered by Marilyn Hastings Catering Service. White's Chapel is at 15357 Coastal Highway, Route 1, in Overbrook, two miles north of Red Mill Pond and three miles south of Route 16 on the northbound side. For more information call Howard E. Millman Jr. at 302-645 8098. SUBMITTED PHOTO FROM 9 A.M. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, Cher Stout, left, and Heidi Lowe will host the Core Wisdom Retreat, along with Dimitra Kotanides (not pictured), in Lewes. IMC-Lewes presents weekend meditation Nov. 1 and 2 Insight Meditation Communi- ty of Lewes welcomes returning meditation teacher Larissa Kiten- ko for an evening Dharma talk and half-day meditation retreat Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, on the 2013 topic, Buddhism in Everyday Life - Living the Dharma. Both events will be held at St. Peter's Parish Hall in Lewes. Non, beginning and experienced meditators are all invited to at- tend this weekend of learning to live in the present moment. Kitenko is a longtime practitio- ner of insight meditation, studying and practicing Buddhism in the Theravadan tradition. She has completed the Community Dharma Leader-4 Program and the Dedicated Practitioner Pro- gram at Spirit Rock Medita- tion Center in California, and is also par- ticipating in IMC-Washing- ton's Teacher Training Pro- gram, guided Larissa Kitenko by Tara Brach, PhD. The Dharma talk about Bud- dhist teachings will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, and followed by discussion and re- freshments. The half-day meditation re- treat will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 2, and will include sitting and walk- ing meditation with some brief discussion. The suggested donation for Friday's talk is $10 and $25 for the Saturday retreat. For those with limited income, 50 percent, or any amount of the suggested donation, is welcome. If budget does not allow for a donation, simply show up; no explanation is needed. St. Peter's Episcopal Parish Hall is at 211 Mulberry St. in Lew- es. Chairs are provided. For the retreat, attendees should bring their favorite floor mediation cushions and/or blankets. For information catl 302- 644-7650 or write to cquinn@ For directions, scheduled events and weekly meditation meetings, go to www. Author Donald Kraybill to present 'Evil- Apologies &, Forgiveness' Nov. 2 Luncheon and talk to follow on Nov. 3 Award-winning author and nationally recognized scholar Dr. Donald B. Kraybill will present "Evil - Apologies & Forgive- ness" at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Highway, Kraybill will describe the shooting ofl0 young girls in an Amish schoolhouse at Nickel Mines, Pa., in Octo- ber 2006 and the remarkable speed with which the Amish community forgave the man who shot their children. He will also discuss the biblical roots of the Amish response. The pre- sentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be provided. The public is also invited to a light lunch at 12:30 p.m., Sun- day, Nov. 3; Kraybill will speak at 1 p.m. His presentation will describe the centrality of for- giveness in the Christian gospel and explain its importance and complexity in people's lives and in the world today. He will show how forgiveness is the core of the Christian gospel yet one of the most difficult aspects of Christian faith to practice. A question-arl- answer session will follow the presentation. Kraybill is professor and se- nior fellow in the Young Cenf& for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pa. Internationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups, he is the author, coau- thor, or editor of 20 books and dozens of professional articles. His books have been translated into eight different languages, and his research and commen- tary on Amish groups is often featured in magazines, newspa- pers, radio, television, and online: Both events are free and open to the public.