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August 2020

AUG72020
A Sacred Encounter with Jesus & Rumi *Commuter Option
$140

A Sacred Encounter with Jesus & Rumi *Commuter Option

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - August 9 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for an uplifting weekend that will consider two of the world’s prominent spiritual teachers and what a modern day encounter between them might include. An emphasis will be placed on the sacred wisdom that Jesus imparted through his cultivation of authentic living and loving and the inspired writings of Rumi that have been handed down through the ages. From a Christian perspective, retreatants will be invited to explore the areas of intersection amongst mystical Christian and Islamic teachings…

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September 2020

SEP122020
Finding God In The Mess
$60

Finding God In The Mess

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 8/12/2020.

Let’s face it, life can sometimes be pretty crazy and we may find it difficult to sense God’s presence. If this sounds familiar, two key practices from Ignatian Spirituality might help!  This retreat will focus on St. Ignatius’ Daily Examen and his challenge to Find God in All Things. If weather permits, we’ll spend some time outside, so come prepared with comfortable shoes and clothing. The retreat will include lunch. Guided by Paul Gallagher. Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith formation leader…

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SEP202020
The Practice of Spiritual Direction – Intensive Week 2 – Commuter Option
$1075

The Practice of Spiritual Direction – Intensive Week 2 – Commuter Option

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - September 25 @ 1:00 pm

Please note that this is the commuter option and does not include overnight lodging or breakfast each day. This week-long intensive course will provide a deeper foundation for understanding and engaging in the practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the students’ understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to developing the basic skills required for this ministry. COURSE OBJECTIVES: – To have an understanding of the spiritual life, its breadth, depth, and…

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SEP262020
Healing through Grief
$60

Healing through Grief

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”  ~ Rumi The concept of grieving the loss of a loved one as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique.  Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ways of expressing it.…

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SEP262020
Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God
$60

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 8/26/2020.

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to our experiences gives…

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October 2020

OCT32020
Taizé Prayer Service
Free

Taizé Prayer Service

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a contemplative evening of quiet prayer, scripture reading and song. The Taizé service is based on a form of worship from the Taizé ecumenical monastic community in France. People of all ages and different faith traditions come together to participate in a community of prayer that is meditative and easily accessible for all. Table fellowship: Join us in community at 6pm for dinner and to meet other participants. The cost of the dinner is $12. Please call…

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OCT72020
Friends Day of Prayer – “Living Our Senior Years”
$40

Friends Day of Prayer – “Living Our Senior Years”

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Living Our Senior Years: Making the Most of this Chapter Are you in or approaching your senior years? Are you in or approaching retirement? During this retreat day, we will: Look at ways for appreciating and understanding this chapter of life. Identify unfinished life issues and discern what to do about them. Create a plan for what to do tomorrow. The purpose is to allow our relationship with God to help us to live our senior years fully. This retreat…

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OCT102020
Caregiver’s Afternoon Retreat
$40

Caregiver’s Afternoon Retreat

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Uncovering the Blessings of the Caregiver Journey – An Afternoon of Reflection.  Spend the afternoon being reaffirmed as a caregiver for someone with a long-term illness, including, but not limited to, dementia. Participants will be invited to engage in storytelling, prayer/meditation, writing and other exercises that validate the caregiver experience. This retreat will be tailored to uplift participants who may or may not provide hands-on care for their loved ones, but who are actively involved in their lives. Topics that…

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OCT242020
The Spiritual Practice of Letting Go
$60

The Spiritual Practice of Letting Go

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 9/24/2020.

Often we get to a place where realize we are living away from the divine Truth that was placed in us before we were born. We long to let go of what gets in the way, what no longer serves us, so we can live in alignment with that sacred indwelling. Call it life purpose, calling, or sacred orders, it’s what so many of us long for. The Spiritual Practice Of Letting Go Retreat will help you clear the way…

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OCT252020
Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute — Final Intensive Week *Commuter Option
$1,075

Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute — Final Intensive Week *Commuter Option

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - October 30 @ 1:00 pm

This week-long intensive course will provide a deeper foundation for understanding and engaging in the practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the students’ understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to developing the basic skills required for this ministry. COURSE OBJECTIVES: This final week of the spiritual direction training program will focus on case studies, which the students will bring from their own, initial practice of spiritual direction. Small groups will provide…

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