• November 19, 2020 at 19:00:00

Being with the Divine in These Times of Uncertainty

Join us for a Series of Virtual Conversations and Meditations with Spiritual Leaders

Our Next Session is Thursday, November 19th with Jan Richardson!

Our world will never go back to the way it was in early 2020. COVID-19’s continued grip on our country, protests about racial injustice, economic insecurity, and a divisive presidential election have many on edge and wondering where God or the Divine is in all of this.

As a contemplative community open to people of all faith traditions and walks of life, we’re reaching out to spiritual leaders of a variety of faith traditions to invite them to share with us their sense of the Divine in this turmoil and a contemplative practice that helps them be with God, especially in these stressful times.

We are excited to announce author, artist, and ordained minister Jan Richardson as our next spiritual leader participating in this series. In a 90-minute conversation facilitated by Rev. Dr. Mona West, Jan Richardson will speak to the grief and the blessings this unprecedented time has brought us, will offer a contemplative practice that has guided her through these tumultuous months, and will help us shift inward to claim the beauty and the gifts of what promises to be a holiday season unlike any other.

“To follow God does not often mean traveling with certainty about where God will lead us. Rather, following God propels us to be present to the place where we are, for this is the very place where God shows up.” ― Jan Richardson

Come nourish your spirit as Jan Richardson invites you into Being with the Divine right where you are.


Thursday evening, November 19th


7:00pm Central to 8:30pm


(partial scholarships available)


Virtually, via Zoom
(link will be sent week of the event)


Jan Richardson and Rev. Dr. Mona West

NOTE: Session will be recorded, so you don’t need to be present in order to enjoy Jan Richardson’s wisdom.
(You’ll have 30 days to view the video.)

About our Presenter

Jan Richardson

Jan Richardson is an artist, writer, and United Methodist minister who serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC. Her work has attracted an international audience drawn to the spaces of welcome, imagination, and solace that she creates in both word and image. Jan’s books include The Cure for Sorrow, In the Sanctuary of Women, and the just-released Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life. She is especially known as a crafter of blessings that enter deeply into our human experience.

Jan makes her home in Florida. She often collaborated with her husband, the singer/songwriter Garrison Doles, until his sudden death in December 2013.

About our Facilitator

Rev. Dr. Mona West

A past part of the clergy in Metropolitan Community Churches, Rev. Dr. Mona West holds a Ph.D. in the Hebrew Bible and serves on the Eremos Board of Directors. She has been touched and inspired by Jan Richardson’s writing for many years.

If you missed our first speaker, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, on August 2nd, you can still register for a link to the recording HERE.