Wednesday, November 20

Harvest Gathering
with Satyena Ananda

Your gratitude is one
of your greatest powers,   
for only when you find gratitude
do you begin to be liberated     
Grace, Gratitude, and Joy
We gather together at this time of Harvest to give thanks for our many blessings and to share with each other the fruits of our lives as well as the gifts we have received. We all know the power and grace that comethrough gratitude. When we imagine a circle of "women of faith," connected and focused on Gratitude and Blessings, we tap into the incredible goodness that we have the power to unleash in the world.
Please join us for our traditional gathering as we share an evening of:
Connection, Inspiration, Ceremony, Gratitude, Prayer, Song
And a Harvest Feast
This year we will be using the power of our voices to acknowledge our appreciation for what we are harvesting: gratitude for what has been, what we have received, what we have learned, how we have grown, the gifts we have given,  the joy we have known, the strength we have called upon, the challenges we have conquered, the love we are harvesting,
the action we have been called to take.
Please bring an object for the gratitude altar that represents the blessings of your harvest along with a short written paragraph about the greatest blessing you have given and the greatest blessing you have received. 
There is such Power in collective Prayer and Intention
 Let us take this opportunity
to join our hearts
To call down a Blessing on all life!
Bio:  Satyena Ananda is a holistic educator and spiritual guide with thirty eight years background and training in designing and implementing programs and experiences for people of all ages in the areas of healing, personal transformation, holistic living , ceremony and spiritual direction.  Her work promotes spiritual connection, peace, self-acceptance, love and spirit-empowerment.  She is co-founder and director of Starseed, an interfaith healing sanctuary and holistic retreat center in the northern Berkshires. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013   

  First Congregational Church
        4 Main Street, Stockbridge MA   

Maya Angelou 
"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to welcome good into your life."  


Meaningful conversation has been at the heart of Women Interfaith gatherings. Here's an interview with poet David Whyte about the importance of wholehearted conversation:
David Whyte on 'Courageous Conversation'

Wednesday, October 16



Transforming Your Relationship   
with One who has Passed
with AnnE O'Neil 
  First Congregational Church
        4 Main Street, Stockbridge MA     

Most psychological models of grief focus only on coming to emotional closure. New age practices often look at the ongoing spiritual connection but do not deal with the pain of having lost someone dear to us.  

In this evening, we will find the middle road between these paths by looking at the hard realities of mourning while also inviting a new and more open spiritual connection with our loved one's soul. This will be accomplished through writing exercises, one-on-one sharing, and guided meditation. Join us for an evening of healing, sharing, and opening.

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Rev. AnnE O'Neil, founder of your soul path,
is an energy healer, Interfaith minister, and grief counselor. She was ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2008 and is a Certified Instructor and Practitioner with One Light Healing Touch.  

Her work is primarily with those who have experienced a significant loss in their life, supporting them through the healing process to a place where they are once again excited by the possibilities of life.  

AnnE's recently published memoir, If You Want the Rain, Welcome the Rainbow: A Memoir of Grief and Recovery, recounts her journey with this process and looks at the damage we do when we dismiss and/or diminish our feelings of grief. She also teaches energy healing classes to help people learn to release heavy and foreign energy and raise their own vibration.  For more information, go to 

Guests are asked to arrive at 5:45 pm and bring a dish to share 
for a pot luck dinner which begins at 6 p.m.
AnnE''s program begins at 7 pm. 
WII’s monthly gatherings meet at the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge,
 4 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA.
All are welcome; suggested donation for non-members is $5-10.

For more information, call Alison Gaines at 413-442-3604.