Sustainer Circle: Supporting Our Programs to Flourish

Registration open until September 30, 2021

Sign up between August 1-September 30 and receive a welcome gift which includes an Abbey of the Arts pendant (can be worn on a cord around your neck or on a keychain) and for those able to pay for the year in advance, it also includes a signed copy of one of Christine’s books.

Program Description

At Abbey of the Arts we celebrate financial accessibility and strive to make as many of our programs as possible available to those who long to participate. We offer many programs at no cost such as our daily and weekly email newsletters, the Lift Every Voice book club (including the Facebook group and monthly video conversations), the Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks Facebook group, our two 7-day Prayer Cycles of morning and evening prayer including audio and video podcasts (with more weeks to come), and our Contemplative Prayer Services. We also offer a sliding scale for most online programs and extensive scholarship assistance to those who are in financial need.

We also celebrate compensating our many artist, musician, and ministry collaborators financially in ways that help support them in being able to thrive while creating meaningful resources for us and their communities.

If you have the means to help us sustain these offerings we invite you to consider joining our Sustainers Circle for the 2021-2022 academic year (August-June)! We hope to gather a core circle of financial supporters to help keep our offerings and our community open and accessible to all who desire a contemplative and creative life.

Sign up between August 1-September 30 and receive a welcome gift which includes an Abbey of the Arts pendant (can be worn on a cord around your neck or on a keychain) and for those able to pay for the year in advance, it also includes a signed copy of one of Christine’s books.

What is Included:

Starting in August 2021 (through June 2022):

  • A monthly theme which you are invited to explore through lectio divina + poetry + photography + dance invitation to spark your creative expression
  • Automatic free access to the mid-month book club conversation
  • Monthly written reflections on various biblical figures by John Valters Paintner from the perspective of Hildy, our cheeky mascot monk-ey
  • Weekly poems from Christine Valters Paintner (from her collection being published in autumn 2022)
  • Periodic writing updates from Christine (get previews of her books on Mary and a memoir she is writing plus the opportunity to be on her launch teams)
  • Automatic free access to monthly prayer services (these start in October) 
  • Private Ruzuku retreat platform with a facilitated forum to share with others. 
  • If you register for our Sustainer Plus level all of the above is included PLUS our Advent and Lent retreats
  • You also receive some special gifts in the mail when you register! Everyone receives a dancing monk pendant. Those who are able to pay for the year in advance receive a signed copy of one of Christine’s books. These are mailed from Ireland starting in early September. 

Monthly Themes

Themes for January-June 2022 will be posted soon!

Harvest

August 2021

Lament

September 2021

St. Francis

October 2021

Honoring Ancestors

November 2021

Advent

December 2021

Registration

Your registration constitutes an agreement with our online program Terms and Conditions below. 

All prices displayed in USD.

Sustainer Circle

$275

per year

Sign up by September 30th for a monthly subscription and get a dancing monk pendant. When you pay in full for the year you receive the pendant and also a signed copy of one of Christine’s books (shipped from Ireland starting in early September, specific titles depending on availability).

11 monthly payments of $25

Sustainer Circle Plus

$550

per year

Sign up by September 30th and receive a dancing monk pendant plus signed copies of two of Christine’s books (shipped from lreland starting in early September, specific titles depending on availability).

11 monthly payments of $50

If you end your monthly fee before the end of the program and do not communicate with us you will lose access to the program and resources.

Terms and Conditions

Please consider your purchase carefully and review the many free materials we have on our website to make sure the program will be a good fit or get in touch with any questions.

We ask that you honor our work by not sharing the program materials with others who are not enrolled.

Please contact us for permission to quote in settings beyond the program

These videos are made available to registered participants and may also be included in future versions of the program including self-study. If you choose to speak during a recorded gathering, you are giving us your consent to record that contribution. If you prefer not to be seen or heard, you can of course switch off or mute your camera or microphone at any time. Chat sessions are recorded and posted as well. Participation in the chat function is also giving consent to their recording. Breakout groups are never recorded.

If you choose a payment plan and stop payment before fulfilling the commitment without contacting us to make other arrangements, your access to the program will be removed.