March 9th – April 27th
8:00 A.M. – Tai Chi & Qigong for Better Health
Qigong (Chee GONG) is an ancient, Chinese practice of mindful movement that gathers and increases inner life energy for healthful longevity. It has been shown to reduce stress, calm the mind, condition the body, and increase immunity. In addition, AARP has endorsed Qigong as one of its most highly recommended exercise forms for the prevention of falls.
Participants will find that all levels of physical ability are welcome and are sure to experience benefits from this quiet, deeply life-enhancing
form of exercise.
$5.00/class; Drop-ins are always welcome!
Coffee & Conversation Thursday, May 9th for our next get together. Just bring your coffee, hot cocoa, or tea.
Foster Parenting in Maine
6:30 to 8:00pm
Have you been a foster parent? Do you know much about foster parenting here in Maine? Join us on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. in the Vestry for a conversation co-sponsored by the Raymond Village Community Church and the Raymond Library. We will learn about the need for foster parents in our own community and about the kids that benefit from it. Sharon Dadmun from SMART Child and Family Services in Windham will be presenting this informative program. All are invited to come and learn about this important perspective on community here in the Lakes Region.
Advanced Care Planning Workshop
6:30pm in the Vestry
Rev. Nancy Foran and Marie Guerin are offering an informative workshop on Advanced Care Planning and facilitating personal reflection on one’s desires in the event of a health crisis, chronic, or terminal illness. They will be using the Five Wishes format, a values-based way to work through an Advanced Directive/Living Will. In addition, they will be encouraging participants to develop strategies for having those sometimes difficult conversations with family. in addition to being the church’s pastor, Rev. Nancy is a certified Advanced Care Planning Facilitator also trained in the benefits of hospice care. Marie Guerin is a trained hospice volunteer.
Knitting & Crocheting
New group starting!
May 14th Next Meeting!
Are you a Knitter? A Crocheter? A Beginner? A Life Long Artist? Would you like to join the company of others who enjoy this craft?
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, at 2:00pm in the Vestry. Please spread the word to your neighbors, families and friends, beginners or not. Everyone is invited. Please bring your own beverage.