If you live in the Chicago area, southeastern Wisconsin, or northwestern Indiana, please plan to join us for our first-ever Perennial Gen workshop:

Growing Sage: From Doing to Becoming

“What’s next?” is the question women start asking more often after we hit midlife – the nest starts emptying, relationships change, and our roles in the family, at church, and in our career begin to shift.

The Perennial Gen community has been providing an online space to openly and honestly explore and discuss these topics. The response from contributing writers and readers has been amazing. In September, co-founders Michelle Van Loon and Amanda Cleary Eastep will provide a new space to continue the conversation face-to-face (and over coffee!).

Date:  Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time:  9 a.m to noon, Central
Place:  Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 N. West St., Wheaton, Illinois 
(Note: This is a Perennial Gen-sponsored event; please don’t contact the church with questions.)
Cost:  $35, includes continental breakfast 
Registration deadline: Thursday, September 6

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Event description
Growing Sage: From Doing to Becoming will focus on the topic of vocation in the second half of life.

During the first half of our lives, many of us learned to define ourselves by what we do – via our work, our relationships, our goals, and our aspirations. As we move into and through the second half of our lives, healthy spiritual growth shifts away from the drive toward achievement and toward sage and faithful ways of being. We begin to lay aside some of the ambitions and expectations that drove us during the first half of our lives, and we become free to grow in God’s wisdom, able to love him, others, and ourselves with increasing maturity and joy.

The morning will include a keynote message from PerGen co-founder and author Michelle Van Loon, a guided individual reflection/prayer time, a panel discussion, small group discussion, and the opportunity to gather with other like-minded Perennials and friends.

Questions? Click here to email us.

(Vocation is) not a goal to be achieved but as a gift to be received…Vocation does not come from a voice ‘out there’ calling me to become something I am not. It comes from a voice ‘in here’ calling me to be the person I was born to be, to fulfill the original selfhood given me at birth by God. –Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak