New Series Raised $600. for WII ~ Thank You to Ani Grosser

The "Calling In the One" workshop led by Ani Grosser raised $600.00 for Women's Interfaith. This series of workshops was the launching of an exciting new way to fulfill WII's mission to support  women of diverse faiths and traditions in generating leadership, scholarship and service. This series was an in-depth self-study group of  Katherine Woodward Thomas'  'Calling in The One'  that invited self-exploration with the support of others.The twelve participants completed the series on May 30th.

A BIG thank you to Ani Grosser for her generosity and leadership and all those who attended this series.
. We're very excited to sponsor new workshops at the Chapel of the Church on the Hill and invite interested workshop leaders to contact Alison Gaines, WII Administrative Coordinator at 413-442-3604  or A percentage of the profits from workshops go to support WII's ongoing programs as well as the Church on the Hill.
our next offering:
Healing with One Light Healing Touch
led by AnnE O'Neil

WII board member AnnE O'Neil

Healing with One Light Healing Touch
Join us for an evening introduction to healing skills where you will learn about the nature of energy, start to tune into your own energy flow, and learn a profound grounding practice.
Introductory Session
Thursday, June 14 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
 at The Chapel of the Church on the Hill
55 Main St.  - Lenox, MA

Suggested donation: $15 - $20

The following week, AnnE offers a full day workshop:
 In this 1-day class, you will:
· Review six sacred practices for healing
· Be given an acclaimed 9-point protocol to protect you and the person receiving the healing      
· Learn how to scan someone's energy field
· Be taught radiant and distant healing techniques

Saturday, June 23 from  10 - 5:30pm
 Little Chapel on the Hill
 55 Main St., Lenox, MA

To register for any of these classes, call 917-748-8463 or send an e-mail to AnnE or visit her website.
Class Fee: $150 ($125 if registered by June 9)

June 19, 2012   5:45-8:45pm
Program and Potluck
Collaging with the Divine Feminine
with The Rev. Hannah Anderson, DMin

Hannah picture


This program will focus on creating a collage.  Please bring items to place on your collage ~ tokens of that  which enlivens your spirit, opens your heart, delights you in some way.  This could be scraps of colored paper or favorite clothing, photographs, magazine images, words and phrases.

Hannah Anderson, Rector of St. Stephen's

In my childhood I sought to make sense of the world through creative expression, often in nature.  Now in the season of mature womanhood, I honor my weekly Sabbath by spending time in solitude with art as my holy partner.  Using pieces of old paintings, scraps of fabric, patterned handmade paper and beads, I allow my mind to rest and my hands to lead the way as the Spirit takes over the process.  These collaged pieces of art, often small enough to put into a necklace bezel or hang in my art studio from a thread, are delicate reminders of the divine feminine at work in my soul.

In a world that is fast-paced and often demands of us production or proof of our worth, our time together as women of faith will focus on the nuances and shyness of the soul.  We will celebrate our capacity to engage creativity with joy and playfulness.  Rest assured that you do not need any artistic background!  Please dress informally.

The Rev. Hannah Anderson, DMin.
has been Rector at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pittsfield, MA since 2005.  She considers herself to be an artist-priest, often combining the arts with adaptive leadership in the parish.  Known in the Episcopal Church for her giftedness to develop and facilitate creative retreats for church/non-profit groups, Hannah has been ordained a priest for 18 years and has served in a variety of parish/hospital/diocesan settings in Pennsylvania, New York City and now in the Berkshires.  

Rev. Anderson founded The Blessing Cup Project, a non-profit company that supports women in transition and Uniquely Hannah (her art, jewelry and note cards for sale.) Currently she is completing certification with IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) and plans to use these gifts as a creativity life coach in the future.