Sierra Agape Center announces inspirational event for new year |

Sierra Agape Center announces inspirational event for new year

Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comBorn in Europe, Susie Alexander is a talented mural artist whose portfolio is divided into categories; Landscapes, Vineyards, Animals, Trompe de Loeil, Furniture, Children's Bedrooms; the serendipitous More! and the Paintings section. She will join Sierra Agape for hands-on art Jan. 25.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Sierra Agape Center, a donation-based nonprofit organization that offers low and no-cost counseling and well-being services to the Tahoe-Truckee community, is pleased to invite individuals and families with teenage youth to a special New Year event Wednesday, Jan. 25, at For Goodness Sake in Truckee.

and#8220;Nourish your mind, body and spirit with a comforting meditation, gain insights on being the healthiest you in 2012 and join us for wholesome, warm food and a good time,and#8221; said Kimball C. Pier, a licensed marriage and family therapist who founded Sierra Agape Center in May 2010. She adds, and#8220;Sierra Agape Center was conceived out of a passion to offer people a place to feel welcome and cared for when problems feel overwhelming. We serve all who seek someone to listen to them, and we offer a safe place to talk through the problems of life regardless of income.and#8221;

Sierra Agape Centerand#8217;s free event is designed to connect with others and learn more about Sierra Agapeand#8217;s services while having a satisfying night out in Truckee. Artist Susie Alexander will facilitate a hands-on art activity that celebrates your unique qualities (materials are provided). Jon L. Weedn brings more than 10 years of meditation training experience to the event. In addition to guiding a meditation that calms the mind and body, Jon L. will present tips for a more meaningful 2012.

and#8220;Meditation is an effective practice for decreasing anxiety by working with the breath and learning to transmute negative energy to positive, loving energy by changing negative mind-states,and#8221; said Weedn. and#8220;Join us and find peace after a busy day. Let go of self imposed pressures around New Yearand#8217;s resolutions and cultivate compassion and love for yourself and others.and#8221;

The event also includes fulfilling soup, bread and cookies prepared by Kailiand#8217;s Creative Kitchen. To RSVP for the Jan. 25 event at For Goodness Sake, email or call 530-414-1885.

Sierra Agape Center offers a variety of counseling and well-being services to the Tahoe-Truckee community. and#8220;Agapeand#8221; is rooted in ancient Greece and refers to an all-encompassing love of community and family.

Services include teen yoga, massage, wellness counseling, therapy and a free Peer Counseling Program with walk in hours, noon to 4 p.m. every Monday and noon-3 p.m. Thursdays at 10111 E St. in Truckee (Project MANA office). Generous donations from Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Truckee Rotary, Placer County and community members support Sierra Agapeand#8217;s programs. For more information, visit

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User