• "There's no place like home - unfortunately you can't go home again! - 2019

    This year’s Summer Soul-stice Series highlights the topsy-turvy world we live in today where old institutions and ways of doing are shaking, if not crumbling, beneath us. So rather than hunkering down and going to our corners, how might we better understand (if not even welcome) the changes? The series takes a look at this phenomenon and encourages different ways of seeing as we move forward into this new territory together and responsively, with eyes open.  


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  • "the things people do" - 2018

    "The Things People Do" highlighted some of the more unique vocations that people find themselves doing, either planned or by accident. The series explored these unusual vocations from an intentional, life-long commitment all the way to a circumstantial, unexpected opportunity.    


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  • "do justice...love mercy...Are you kidding?!" - 2017

    "Do Justice … Love Mercy … Are You Kidding?!" arose out of the separateness and polarization we, our friends, the community, the state, the country, the world seem to be in these days. Whose side are you on – and if you're on the “other” side, you're flat-out wrong! So how do we talk with each other, how do we listen to each other, how do we love one another even in our differences? The series explored these questions from several standpoints – through the eyes of an artist, a psychologist, a theologian, and activists involved in two community outreach programs based on restorative justice principles. What does the Lord require of us?!


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  • "called to..." - 2016

    “Called to ….” series examined what it means to be “called to” a profession or mission in life and some unique ways people have responded.


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  • "being...a life of service" - 2015

    “Being … a Life of Service” series explored different, creative and often artistic ways of incorporating one's life and work into service to others.  


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  • "off the beaten path" - 2014

    “Off the Beaten Path” series began with grassroots art at the Smoky Hill River Festival and beyond, and ended with an on-site tour of Salina West Education Center. In-between are opportunities to learn and talk about alternatives to traditional medicine, living and burial practices, and food production and preparation.  


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  • "A Bit of this, a bit of that" - 2013

    "A Bit of This, A Bit of That" the second series was developed from feedback given by a focus group after the success of the first year. Also, a couple of traditions were started - opening the series with the Salina Art Center's artists featured at the Smoky Hill River Festival and holding one event off-site in the community.


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  • "Always building relationships" - 2012

    "Always Building Relationships" marked the beginning of the Summer Soul-stice Series at First Presbyterian Church. Initially a women's group, the series offered an opportunity to use the summer months as a time of building community, while providing enjoyable and thoughtful intellectual stimulation.


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