Workshops facilitated by Glenda Dietrich Moore:

Offered at St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, Nebraska:

Creativity and the Spiritual Life – Feb. 11, 2023

 How can your own creativity support your listening and responding to the Spirit? Through visual expression we can learn to be true to our own voices and our own pace while also listening to and being guided by God’s Spirit. This quiet, contemplative day will awaken and celebrate the creative process in your life through a variety of prayer forms, scripture, reflection, group sharing, and hands-on expression with art materials. You will be invited to be playful in your prayer life while partnering your own creativity with God’s creative Spirit.

Very simple art materials (paint, collage, and clay) will be used in a non-threatening manner while focusing on the process rather than the end product, and NO previous art experience is necessary. The creative prayer explorations practiced in this workshop also lend themselves to be used by participants at future times and places. You may wish to bring a journal and colored gel pens.

Register at St. Benedict Center website

Creative Praying with The St. John’s Bible – Saturday, August 19, 2023

Enjoy a day of contemplation and creativity with the aid of The St John’s Bible. The St. John’s Bible beautifully presents both Scripture and Illumination, and both will be used as we prayerfully reflect and respond from our creative selves. Our starting point will be selected sections of Scripture (lectio). Illuminations (visio) from the St. John’s Bible will aid us in going deeper into the Scripture. We will then be invited to visually express what is in our hearts.
Very simple art materials will be used in a non-threatening manner while focusing on the process rather than the end product, and NO previous art experience is necessary. Paint, oil pastels, collage materials, colored pencils, and paper will be provided; participants may wish to bring any art materials they have available, such as colored gel pens, markers, glue, scissors, calligraphy pens and ink. Please register no later than October 23.

St. Benedict’s Center has a Heritage Edition of The St. John’s Bible and illuminations from it on display. To read more about the Bible’s calligraphy and artwork, explore The Saint John’s Bible website.

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Explorations in Creativity Workshops – custom designed for your group:
Smile!  Play!  Relax!  Create!

Explorations in Creativity workshops are designed to provide a casual structure of reflection, discussion, and hands-on expression with art materials within a community of like-minded people. Workshops are tailored to meet the goals of your group. Objectives may include themes such as creative problem-solving, imaginative approaches to the demands of caring for people, improved communication, and/or the value of self-nurture.

Workshops are designed for your specific group: Caregivers, Healthcare Providers, Co-workers, Spiritual Seekers, Church Groups, Pastors…any group seeking to focus on renewal, self-enrichment, and/or a better working environment. Contact Glenda to discuss the needs of your group.

Glenda Dietrich Moore, M. Div. and B.F.A., is an artist, certified spiritual director, and ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) Her ministry in the arts, called “Creation Energy,” celebrates faith, creative expression and the vibrancy of life. Glenda leads workshops and retreats helping people experience balance and renewal through the creative process.


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