Your new ministry and office of The Wisdom Road Center for Spiritual Direction is up and running at Hammond Street Congregational Church! A website will be coming in the near future. Individual Spiritual Care and Spiritual Direction is available: Monday’s from 9:00am to 1:00pm; Wednesday’s 9:00am to 5:00; Thursday’s 9:00am to 5:00pm. Monday Morning Meditation Group begins Monday, February 11th at 10:00am in the Wisdom Road office. For more information please contact Madonna Arsenault, M.Div., CSD at the church office: 207-942-4381 or by cell at 603-475-5994, texts are great and so are voice messages. For email, contact me at Madonna.firstname.lastname@example.org Spiritual Direction welcomes all people from all faith traditions and practices, or none, and shares the sacred journey in spiritual companionship. As a practitioner and receiver in the wisdom tradition of spiritual direction, having trained in Franciscan Spiritual Direction at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, Madonna ministers within the universal principles of love, compassion, respect, inclusiveness, and diversity, honoring the full humanity and inherent worth and dignity of all persons as practiced in her Christian and Native American roots. Spiritual Direction honors each person’s right to choose their spiritual path to find a deeper connection with the presence of the Divine-the God of their understanding. Spiritual Direction companions persons as they live into their spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical well-being, and, with support and compassion in all life situations, explore the deep questions of their lives with their inner wisdom, resources, and strength. Madonna is a Certified Spiritual Director, and Director of Spiritual Care at Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC in Bangor, Maine where she also teaches Adult Religious Education, is a member of the choir and provides supply preaching. She is also a Chaplain at Northern Light, Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Residential Counselor with Volunteers of America, IRT-North. Madonna is a Member-In-Discernment toward the process of becoming an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ. Her work focuses on the intersections of spiritual and pastoral care, healing, and ethics and social justice with vulnerable and marginalized populations, as well as compassionate end of life care through death for those who are dying and their families. Passions include her love of music and the arts, natural medicine, nature, teaching, and writing. Madonna is the mother of four children and grandmother of five, and widow of Allen J. Sockabasin of whose music she still shares and performs with creative souls throughout Maine. Please join us Sunday, February 10th at 11:30 during coffee hour for this wonderful 2nd Hour presentation.