Lunch & Dialogue: Encountering Gratitude in the Mystics

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm


contemplative, Jesus, science


Date: November 8

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $50

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Presenter: Gordon Creamer

Take some time to celebrate the diverse heritage of the mystics in our daily lives! Join us for a delicious lunch and dialogue as we briefly consider the personal biographies of mystics and the incredible contributions they have made to contemporary spirituality, especially around encountering the Divine in everyday life. In this gathering, we will specifically explore their spiritual legacy on living with gratitude and how being grateful can serve as an entry point into mysticism and its transformative, empowering grace. While engaging with a broad range of mystics, saints, and sages across the arc of Christianity, a significant portion of the program will unfold around the wisdom of Julian of Norwich, Br. David Steindl-Rast, and G.K. Chesterton, among others.  

Grounding our encounter with these mystics and their teachings within our personal experiences, we will participate in creative exercises and writing prompts to access our unique voice and deepen our respective journeys. Additional time for reflection through prayer, meditation and group dialogue will also be integrated. Prior familiarity with mystics or mysticism is not mandatory but welcomed. Please bring along an open heart and mind and a journal for use throughout the program.

Gordon Creamer, MA, creator of the Mission Bridge, currently serves as Program Director at Well for the Journey, a spiritual wellness center in Lutherville, Maryland. He has held leadership roles in healthcare programming and operations since 2001 at various assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospice communities. He earned a Master of Arts in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University and a Master of Arts in Theology from the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary & University. Currently, he is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Ecumenical Institute. 

Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. His passions include uplifting the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as fostering support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Trained as a spiritual director/companion, end-of-life doula, and Reiki practitioner, Gordon welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, expanding, and flourishing. For more information, visit TheMissionBridge.com.

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