The Centre for Spirituality at Work



Working with Spirit:
Meeting the Challenges of Work



Tuesday December 7, 2004
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
University of Guelph, Ontario

"The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet"
Frederick Buechner, theologian

Do you long to find this place in today's 24/7 world of seemingly constant change and stress? Do you yearn to step away from today's cultural traps, the endless cycles of working more for productivity improvement, working more to spend more, and always being electronically "in touch"? At this most sacred time of year, pause for a moment. Join tonight's conversation to help bring your work into a healthier perspective. Learn how to link your work with the "Great Work" of bringing peace and meaning into our world. Yes, markets change, jobs come and go so quickly, the pace quickens endlessly, and we wonder if this is really what our lives are for. Yet learning to remain rooted in that meeting place of your own deep gladness and the world's deep hunger can carry you through the challenges.

Rev. Lucy Reid, CTh, and Fred Evers, PhD, draw on their extensive experience as a priest and a sociologist to offer wisdom and compassion for what they call the "workplace woes". Lucy is the ecumenical chaplain at the University of Guelph, where she spends much of her time connecting with the faculty and staff members. Fred is an acclaimed sociology professor who has long focused on the human side of work-related issues. Their new book, Working with Spirit: Engaging Spirituality to Meet the Challenges of the Workplace was just published in summer, 2004 by ABC Publishing. The book, like their personal styles, is warm, relaxed, and friendly yet is well grounded in solid knowledge, professional experience and personal faith. You can reach Lucy at and Fred at

To Register: $30 received by Wednesday December 1 or $40 following. If you cannot manage the full fee at this time, please register and pay what you can before the 1st.
Send your name, workplace, address, phone number and e-mail address to To pay by VISA , send the name embossed on your card, the number, and expiry date. For security reasons, you may want to divide the card number into two separate e-mails or leave it in a message, 24/7, at 416-482-9175. Seeds of Hope is the transaction that will appear on your statement. Or mail cheques or VISA details to: Centre for Spirituality at Work, Box 100, 162 Spruce St., Toronto M5A 2J5. Cancellations: You may substitute another person for no additional fee.

Location: University of Guelph, in the Conference Hall just inside the main doors of the University Centre building. This large grey building is northeast of Gordon St. and Stone Rd. From Gordon St. turn east into the campus at South Ring Rd., the first traffic signals north of Stone Rd. The University Centre is prominently the end of a small road that runs north. Gordon St. is the continuation of Brock Rd. northbound, which is the exit from Hwy. 401. Parking is free.

You're welcome to bring your brochures and business cards for the networking table.

Centre for Spirituality at Work
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Last updated July 15/04