to Apr 10

Second Tuesdays Programs

The DeKoven Center’s popular Second Tuesdays series returns in 2018, with a fresh, new approach.  

As always, this series of free, public programs aims to inspire reflection and meditation, and is open to people of all faiths and interests. This time around, we’ve expanded the focus to offer a broader range of subject matter.

The first of this year’s Second Tuesdays programs was offered in October and explored the history of the places surrounding The DeKoven Center back in the 1800s. Our second program, in December, looked at the origins of today’s beloved Christmas symbols, and the third program, scheduled in April 2019, is yet to be announced.  

All Second Tuesdays programs are held in Taylor Hall and run from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of specific months. Each session begins with time for coffee and conversation at 10 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30 a.m.

The rest of the 2018/2019 programs are scheduled as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Please check back here soon for further details about these programs. More information is also available at www.facebook.com/DeKovenRetreats. 

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to Jul 21

The Gospel According to "Dr. Who"

Fans of the BBC television series “Dr. Who” might do a double take when driving by The DeKoven Center this July. A TARDIS – a fictional  time machine and spacecraft from the British sci-fi show – will be stationed on DeKoven’s  grounds while we host a new retreat titled “The Gospel According to Dr. Who.”

Led by the Rev. Deborah Woolsey, the two-night retreat will feature screenings of past episodes and discussions of the Christian themes that can be found in them. But, you don’t have to be a “Dr. Who” fan, or of any particular faith, to participate.  Even those who have yet to see a single episode are welcome to join this time of finding God in all of time and space.

Woolsey, who serves as Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Athens, Ohio, led a  series of “The Gospel According to Dr. Who” programs with her parish last year.  And several parishioners who did not know about “Dr. Who”  were “delighted to learn something new and appreciate learning to look for the sacred in the secular,” she said. They, too, had a TARDIS on the church grounds and found that it reminded them “that interacting with the Holy Spirit can be playful and joyful and still be holy,” Rev. Woolsey said.

DeKoven’s July retreat will open with a Friday evening gathering and meal, and run through Sunday brunch. Cost, including accommodations and meals, is $275 per person. To register, and for more information, call 262-633-6401, ext. 110, or send an email to lroberts@dekovencenter.org.

All are welcome to join us for this unique program!


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