Anointed and Appointed: Finding God’s Purpose for Our Lives
As men and women of faith, we believe God calls each of us to live out our daily lives in service to others. God’s purpose for our life is every evolving. It calls us anew to greater fidelity and deeper life commitments as the biblical stories of God calling prophets and apostles tell us. During this silent retreat we will tend, through story telling, reflection and group sharing, to what prophetic stance God has chosen for each of us to take as we travel our journey of faith. Father Cover and Rev. Maybeck, the retreat’s co-leaders, invite you to hear God’s story and to share your story of God’s call and purpose for your life.
Although we encourage guests to utilize the overnight option for a better retreat experience, we understand that this isn’t always possible. For this commuter option, you will need to arrive at 7pm on Sunday when the retreat begins. Lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Tuesday is included. This is a silent retreat.
Fr. Phil Cover has been a retreat leader and spiritual director at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center for many years. His spiritual roots are in the Christian contemplative tradition, and currently serves as part of the adjunct staff at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is co-author of Journey with Purpose, The Inner Work of Lent, and The Seventh Trumpet.
Rev. Cindy Maybeck ministers through scripture telling and storytelling. She has 23 years of experience as a local church pastor. Her gifts of preaching and teaching provide inspiration and enlightenment. She has basic certification in the Academy of Biblical Storytelling from the Network of Biblical Storytellers. An ecumenical minister, Rev. Maybeck has standing in three denominations American Baptist Churches, United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is respected and admired as a spiritual storyteller by her storytelling colleagues. Rev. Maybeck is also a member of the League for the Advancement of New England Storytellers.