Invite Nancy to speak to your group or organization about her writing or schedule a spiritual retreat or labyrinth walk with her.
Nancy enjoys speaking to community groups and organizations, has led many spiritual sessions for churches and conducted labyrinth walks in churches, organization and in the community.
Nancy’s background includes a masters degree in education, a bachelors degree in religion and special training in Leading Contemplative Small Groups and Retreats with Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Labyrinth Facilitator Training with veriditas.org and public speaking in Toastmasters for over 15 years.
Labyrinth Walks and Retreats
Some of the places Nancy has led labyrinth experiences include: First Baptist Church Springfield, First Baptist Church Dayton, Spiritual Deepening Program with shalem.org, Springfield Peace Camp, Springfield Regional Cancer Center, Garden Jubilee (Snyder Park Springfield), Clark County Juvenile Detention Facility, and Marysville Women’s Reformatory.
Read Reviews by My Readers
“In Revelation of the Roots, Nancy Flinchbaugh combines an incredibly diverse cast of characters, stirs them up, has them dig down to their very roots, and then has the roots actually rise up and speak to each other. It’s a coming together of beliefs, of passions, of people from all walks of life. Their joy in their discoveries and in each other leave the reader filled with a great sense of hope.”
“There’s power in the story, there is.” And the stories in this excellent novel help people better understand each other. The Magnificent and Marvelous Book Club (the MAMs) are back. This time their adventure takes them on a spiritual quest to Ireland, as they shepherd a group of men and women in recovery from drugs and alcohol on a trip to discover their roots. As they tour parts of Ireland, some of the travelers are helped on their mystical journey by visits from a leprechaun, St. Brigid, and an African American Sea Island matriarch, Grand Ma-Ma. Some characters fall in love, and all the travelers find that an exploration of their ancestral past helps them to focus on improving their future. People, struggling to find a way forward for themselves, found life-changing experiences in better understanding themselves and others. I found myself finishing the book in just a few days, and the characters and their stories stayed with me long after I quit reading. The strong characters were compelling as they engaged with each other and worked their way through discussions and disagreements in a (mostly) loving way. None of them were perfect, but they found their way forward with the love and support of others. This book is a deeply satisfying read. At a time when our country is ever more divided, this book seeks to help us find ways to reconcile and come together. It is an exploration of the healing power of spirituality and faith.
First Baptist Church Springfield
Ohio Worship Service June 6, 2021