November 19 - Annual Harvest Celebration led by Satyena Ananda

Introducing Harvest Dishes

Harvest Altar

Moving words were shared at our annual November meeting to celebrate the Harvest. After a bountiful harvest meal, we gathered around a magical altar. The altar held objects which symbolized the harvest of seeds of our personal aspirations. Each woman showed her symbol and then spoke of its meaning. We listened as women spoke of dreams manifested in publications, a CD, community programs, and of inner qualities of greater self-trust, of belonging, of aliveness and authenticity. I came away enriched and inspired.

Havest Gathering

During this gathering we will focus on and experience some of the powerful gratitude & manifestation tools and techniques that change lives.

As a community of women of faith, we will create an altar of gratitude.
As a circle of grateful women we will share with each other the harvest of our blessings.

This program is facilitated by Satyena Ananda, Co-founder and Director of Starseed Healing Sanctuary and Retreat Center in Savoy,MA. Satyena is a Holistic Educator and spiritual counselor who has spent the past 38 years creating and offering programs, retreats and ceremonies with women that transform and restore body mind and soul.

What to Bring:
~An object for the gratitude altar that represents the good that you are harvesting from the seed intentions you have planted.

~A Harvest potluck dish that blesses everyone who shares it.

In addition . . . we will continue our FOOD & CLOTHING DRIVE,in collaboration with BRIDGE. (Berkshire Resources For the Integration of Diverse Groups and Education.)To help those in need, we invite you to contribute an article of clothing or non perishable food item.

Rites of Passage

Youth Alive senior steppers Michelle and Talya at Indashio fashion show

Thank you to Shirley Edgerton and the Youth Alive step team who were the guests at our September 13 Potluck Program. Shirley outlined her vision for a Rites of Passage program for adolescent girls that would include multi-cultural women's studies, health education, support for trauma, and programs that build self-esteem. The Women's Interfaith group would like to be a source of support for this project by becoming mentors or serving on the Advisory Board.
Three talented Youth Alive dancers and choreographers clapped, stomped and danced their original dances for a very appreciative audience.