Category Archives: Lacey Township

The Gifts of Grief: Grief as Sacred Work

A deeply healing retreat,
Friday to Sunday,
December 8th to 10th
Register now to receive the early bird discount.
Early bird deadline: November 15th.
Limited to 25 participants.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by a personal loss? Are you feeling anxious about the uncertainties of our global crises? These experiences need not result in despair or helplessness.
In a supportive community, the experience of grieving can be made conscious and empowering. We can intentionally open to the unexpected gifts of meaning, joy, and purpose inherent in what we most dread.

We invite you to become part of an exploration of community grieving. Together we will delve deeper into what particular aspects of grief are heartbreaking to each of us. Throughout, we will learn to involve nature in our healing process, as well as share deeply our grief within the container of everyone’s support.
 This weekend will be facilitated by Carolyn Baker and Terry Chapman. Carolyn’s life’s work and passion have been dedicated to discovering the sacred depths of all of life’s transitions. Carolyn was a psychotherapist in private practice for 17 years and is currently a life coach. Terry is a Clergy and Spiritual Director with over 30 years of walking with people through life’s transitions. As experienced retreat leaders Carolyn and Terry weave together the processes of grieving into a beautiful communal tapestry of healing and transformation.
Visit our website for more information.
Click here to reserve your spot.  
“Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.” – Oscar Wilde
Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center
431 US Highway 9 | PO Box 246
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey 08734
(609) 693-5558

Lacey Library Branch November 2017 Calendar of Events

11/1 – 11/30

Meeting Room Art

Water Colors by Betty Lou Cox

One-on-One Computer Instruction

Assistance with computers, library resources, eReaders and tablets. Available by appointment only. Please call 609-693-8566.

Month of November

Lacey’s Children’s Programming For a complete list of children’s programming, please visit our website or visit the branch for our monthly calendar. Continue reading Lacey Library Branch November 2017 Calendar of Events

Sweet and Affectionate Therapy Dogs in Search of Forked River Homebound Seniors

Caregiver Canines® Certified Therapy Dogs visit seniors at home for one-to-one play time and fun!

Are you a dog-loving senior unable to care for a pet of your own?  Would you like a furry-faced friend to visit you in your home? Would it brighten your day to play and snuggle with a dog for a few hours? If you answered yes to any or all these questions, the in-home visiting therapy dog program Caregiver Canines®   was designed especially for you! This wonderful program is offered at no charge through the nonprofit agency Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) and is available in Forked River and the rest of Ocean County by calling 732.505.2273 or emailing Continue reading Sweet and Affectionate Therapy Dogs in Search of Forked River Homebound Seniors

Live Ghost Investigation of Murray Grove!

For the REAL THING at Halloween, join psychic medium Jeff Carpenter of Dimensions Reiki for a night of touring the beautiful grounds and communicating with the ghostly “Pilgrims” of the Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center in Lanoka Harbor! We will spend time in each of the major “hot spots” outside on the property as well as inside the main Lodge building, and Jeff will lead the investigation to communicate with the ethereal souls that continue to visit the Retreat, the location of the first Universalist sermon back in 1770. Space is limited, so reserve YOUR spots now! Continue reading Live Ghost Investigation of Murray Grove!