Celebrating 25 Years of Contemplative Living

Join us Thursday Evening, May 20th as we kick off a year of celebrating the rich history, the inspiring present, and exciting future of Eremos, a Center of Contemplative Life!

Program for Our Night of Celebration

6:15pm

6:15pm

Join us anytime between 6:15pm and 6:45pm for cocktail party-like opportunities to reconnect and make new friends. A hit at our fall gala, bring your drinks, memories, stories of how Eremos made a difference in your life, and ideas for the future with you, as you spend time in randomly created small groups!
7:00pm

7:00pm

We formally kick off our 25th Anniversary Celebration with a warm welcome and invitation for a silent pause from Executive Director, Dianna Amorde, then a special reflection offered by Board Member Rev. Dr. Mona West.
7:10pm

7:10pm

Looking back and remembering Jean. Via stories, photos, and recordings we look back at the solid foundation of community built over the years with Nancy Angel, Ed Wilder, and Barbara Lightheart. (We’ll have opportunities throughout the year for others to share their memories too!)
7:30pm

7:30pm

Bridging the past into our inspiring present – how we’ve evolved and what we’re doing now, with guest speaker Nancie McCranie on “the gift of Eremos Jean bequeathed us”.  Nancy Chester McCranie, M. Div., is the Director of Volunteer and Bereavement Services of Hospice Austin and a longtime friend of Eremos and past spiritual directee of Eremos founder, Jean Springer.
7:45pm

7:45pm

What words describe Eremos? Dianna Amorde and Board Member John Fassnacht share the “Wordle” created after receiving the submissions from our community of the words that best describe the gift of Eremos.

 Email Dianna your top three words that convey the essence of Eremos to you. We’ll make sure your words are included in the creation of our Wordle image. For example, some words you might choose:

    • Soul Nourishment
    • Restful
    • Spirit-filled
    • Heart-centered
    • Holding Space
    • Contemplative
    • Joyful
    • Peaceful

7:50pm

7:50pm

Our exciting future includes YOU! Board Members John Fassnacht and Deborah Franke share the 25 Acts of Contemplation invitation and highlight the visioning work the Board will be doing in the coming months.
8:00pm

8:00pm

Schedule of More 25th Anniversary Events. Dianna shares our plans-to-date for celebrating throughout the year.
8:10pm

8:10pm

Closing Blessing offered by Sharon Dunn, Spiritual Director

Date:

Thursday, May 20th

Time:

6:15PM – 8:30PM

Fee:

Free (Suggested Donation of $25 or More*)

Location:

Virtual via Zoom, (Details emailed prior to event)

*As a special thank you to 25th Anniversary Donors of $125 or more, we’ll happily send you a dozen Tiff’s Treats Cookies or 3 pints of Blue Bell Ice Cream