Illuman of the Great Lakes is excited to announce a 9-week workshop beginning on Monday, October 16, 2023 (thru December 11, 2023). We’ll meet for 90 minutes every Monday evening to practice presence and learn together how we may more often experience peace and God’s spiritual presence in our lives.
During our weekly gathering we will have a short program going into more depth on each of the chapters in the Choosing Presence book. We will then break into smaller council groups with prompts for men to discuss and share their experience of practicing presence.
There is no obligation for men who register to participate in all nine sessions. We do ask that you join us as often as possible. One of the benefits of our workshops is the ability to meet multiple times with the same men in small council. This allows men to get to know and trust each other more deeply, and therefore the depth of sharing and spirituality increases.
Choosing Presence will be led by Mark Mehlos, Brian Mueller, and Chester Trocha. This retreat is sponsored by the member chapters of Illuman Great Lakes (IN/MI, IL, MN, OH, WI). This retreat will also include appearances from Choosing Presence author Jim Heaney.
Registration is open. The suggested price for this workshop will be $99, yet please know you can always choose to pay what you can afford (register for as little as $10). All registrants will receive a copy of the book mailed to them. For those outside of the United States, we welcome your participation but will be emailing you a PDF of the book instead of a printed copy.
PAYMENT NOTES • Registration payments are being processed by the Ohio Chapter of Illuman, Inc. • The payment form will read, “Donation.” This allows us to accept variable payment amounts. • If the fee is cost prohibitive, we still want you to join us, and will accept any registration amount of at least $10. On the other hand, if you can afford to make a donation beyond the registration fee, we encourage you to do so. Your generosity allows us to welcome those with fewer financial resources to our events. • Be sure to select the option to include your address so that we can mail you a copy of the book Choosing Presence.
You can get a head start on practicing presence by visiting ChoosingPresence.org.