Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality
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Programs

Description
Through a series of introductory sessions, participants learn a mindful method of collage to make their own deck of cards-each collage card representing one aspect of her/his personality or Soul. Using a process of meditative journaling, participants are then taught to use the cards intuitively to answer life's questions, to deepen in self-discovery and to nurture the integration of mind, body, spirit and soul..
Budget
$500
Program Successes
Over 75 individuals have participated in our SoulCollage programs. Several have gone on to take the certificate training to become training facilitators themselves.
Description
Periodic gatherings to learn about and discuss ethical implications for daily living, ie. Unconscious Bias,immigration, homelessness and hunger.
Budget
$300
Program Successes
Increased awareness and commitment to strategies for change by participants.
Description
Periodic days of reflection or series centered around specific themes.
Budget
$500
Program Successes
Approximately 40 individuals served in 2018
Description
Through making art participants learn to relax, release, and slow their minds in order to experience the benefits of art as meditation. The Center for Urban Spirituality offers workshops in mandala making, Zentangle, Watercolor, SoulCollage, origami, and a varitey of other paper arts. Weekly Monday evening Studio time is offered for those who wish to explore their own art making as prayer.
Budget
$600
Program Successes
Approximately 60 people participated in SoulSpace during 2018. Participants report a greater sense of serenity, belonging, and positive attitude in daily life.
Description
The Center has a Healing Garden available for quiet reflection, meditation and contact with our Sister, Mother Earth.
Budget
$400
Program Successes
in 2018 the Healing Garden has been a spiritual refuge for those needing a quiet, contemplative space in Midtown Sacramento.
Description
Spiritual Direction is a process that focuses on conscious development of the relationship between person and the Divine, either one-to-one or in a small group setting. During monthly meetings the Spiritual Director helps the person or group notice, name, and respond to the presence, movement, and invitation of "The Holy" in relationships, ordinary living,meditation and prayer.
Budget
$800
Program Successes
Approximately 52 individuals are currently active in our spiritual direction program and meet monthly with one of our three Spiritual Directors
Description
Offers financial assistance and discounts to those who face financial hardships and would otherwise be unable to participate in Center programs.
Budget
$1,000
Program Successes
The sliding scale program has been utilized by 148 participants for spiritual direction, retreats, seminars, and activities during 2018.