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Creative journaling to be offered in Webster City

October 30, 2010
Messenger News

WEBSTER CITY - First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1000 Willson Ave., will offer a six-week exploration of the power of creative journaling from 6 to 6:45 p.m. beginning Wednesday after the church's Meals N More program.

Creative journaling, called a tool of discovery, insight and growth, can help release feelings, build confidence, sort out the experiences of life, enrich relationships and assist participants in finding deeper meaning in their lives, said the Rev. Craig U. Blaufuss.

Each session will be structured as a spiritual practice, so there will be a centering devotional and prayer, soft music and an opportunity to share and process as part of the conclusion of each session. The focus of each session's journaling will come from exercises taken from the book "The Creative Journal" by Lucia Capacchione. Journaling topics to be covered will be: "Where you're at," "Who you are," "How you are with yourself," "How you are with others," "What your Higher Self knows," and "Where you're going." The exercises will be done in a group setting, but all sharing is voluntary, and the exercises are done on an individual basis.

The program is open to the public, and there is no cost for participating. Purchasing the book is not required as all exercises will be provided in class, but those attending should bring paper and pen or pencil.

A light meal will be served before the sessions beginning at 5 p.m. for a cost of $2.

For information about creative journaling or to register for the program, call the office of First Congregational United Church of Christ at 832-2232 or e-mail



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