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Join Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality on Feb. 28th at 10:30 am MST for our Facebook Live Sunday Gathering. Educator, Organizational Development Consultant, and Diversity and Culture in the Workplace expert, Stuart Lord, joins Jonathan Ellerby, PhD for a deep discussion on race and spirituality.
Dr. Stuart Lord:
Educator / Academic / Organizational development consultant / Diversity and culture in the workplace
Stuart Lord, the President, and CEO of Delta Developmental, organizational solutions for leadership development, is well versed in higher education administration and leadership, organization development, institutional diversity and inclusion, and business operations. He brings over 25 years of senior executive leadership in strategic planning, leadership development, and executive coaching.
Dr. Lord’s most recent efforts have been focused on guiding universities and companies, including Interstate Restoration, FirstonSite, Wheelock College, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Dartmouth College, The Kingston Bay Group, and the Fox Institute. His work in these roles has yielded transformative results, including leveraging assets, enhancing institutional diversity and inclusion, exceeding financial revenue targets, and helping executive leaders address their most important leadership needs.
In higher education he has served as University President, Interim President, Deputy to the President, Associate Provost, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University Dean, and Executive Director for the White House President’s Summit on America’s Future in the Clinton Administration.
Dr. Jonathan Ellerby will provide a special message for kids this Sunday at 10:15 am MST, live on Facebook!
Althea Center's Facebook: facebook.com/altheacenterdenver/
Breaking up is hard to do.
When Dr. Jonathan announced he was leaving Althea, I felt sad, hurt, angry, confused. On top of so many changes in the last year with COVID and shutting down in-person gatherings at Althea, yet another demand was thrust upon me, seemingly unjust and unbearable, and I whined, “But I don’t wanna change!” Regardless, change is the nature of life.
With change comes uncertainty. We naturally want to fill in blanks, and being creative beings we supply our minds with answers to questions. But we’ve seen what happens when misinformation is allowed to prevail: unnecessary and harmful chaos.
Allow me to clear up some confusion that has been bouncing around our community.
Althea is in decent financial shape. We aren't rolling in the dough, but we aren't even close to destitute. We ended the year breaking even, almost totally due to the generous contributions of our members and two Payroll Protection Plan loans, the first already forgiven. No one’s salary was reduced one dollar! Considering the last 12 months, these facts are astonishing!
Tim Wilson’s generous offer to match funds for an insurance payment is his affirmation of the Law of Abundance and tithing to one’s spiritual home. Althea paid the bill in January; Jonathan’s departure has nothing to do with Tim’s challenge to the community.
To avoid future confusion, you can come to us with any rumors, questions, concerns, or fears. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Replies will come from the Board.
Please give the Board time to formulate a plan—we’ve been thrown for a loop, too—which we began to build at a special meeting last week. We pledge to communicate often, quickly, and accurately. Soon, we will ask for your help and ideas.
In the meantime, let us remember Althea is a community, not one person. Let us bless Jonathan on his new journey, feel happy for his good fortune, and express gratitude for his service. Let us breathe and embody peace. Let us affirm our strength and Oneness with each other. Let us practice our spiritual principles to align ourselves with Infinite Creativity in order to manifest the next fabulous phase of Althea!
President of the Board
Donation Match Challenge from Tim Wilson of Mariposa for Althea!
Tim Wilson with Althea's Mariposa is presenting our community with a donation match challenge for Althea's $20,000 insurance payment.
If we raise $2,000, then Tim will personally donate $1,000!
If we raise $4,000, Tim will personally donate $2,000!
Let's see how far we can go together!
Althea's Donation Portal: bit.ly/AltheaDonations
Beginning this Sunday! Join Nancy Ruff, Liz Pickard, and Courtney LeDuc for a four-week exploration into Creativity and Community as a Spiritual Practice.
Meet on Zoom on Sundays in Feb, 2:30-4 pm MST &
In-person at Althea on March 7th!
Email email@example.com for Zoom access and more information!
All are welcome to join Althea Center's Community Connections each Thursday! This group helps us stay connected to one another and share openly.
We have two times available for you to join in!
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST, led by Joni Klieger
Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88069190258
Meeting ID: 880 6919 0258
"Service is the Loving Energy of our Interconnection made visible.
Be generous with the world and the world will become
beautiful and abundant for you."