In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness month, we are pleased to host HopeWorks of Howard County for this educational workshop. Recognizing Human Trafficking – It is estimated that 4.5 million people are forced to participate in the commercial sex industry worldwide. However, sensationalized awareness campaigns and gross media representation often prevent us from identifying and supporting survivors of trafficking domestically and locally. This workshop defines modern-day human trafficking with an overview of trafficking in Maryland and Howard County. Participants will…Find out more
Mind Body Medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which you can participate in your own health and healing using intervention strategies and techniques. Thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can affect and shape every aspect of our biological functioning. How we care for our bodies can affect how we think and feel and what we believe. This retreat will give you an overview of Mind Body Medicine as well as teach you how…Find out more
Your life is telling a story. Is it telling the story of the life you always wanted? It can! With Jesus as the Author, we will explore the story He’s writing on each of our hearts and lives. The weekend will be rich with group sharing, creative experiences and contemplative processing. By applying five transformational elements – you can become the person you were born to be, experience richer relationships, exchange restlessness for joy, gain confidence in God’s love for you,…Find out more
Join us for… Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference This workshop will be presented by Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD). ICCD believes many people are ready to approach this time of chaos from a deeper place but who may not be as familiar with contemplation. They will share the importance of participants knowing of others—their colleagues at work, in organizations or in positions of influence who would resonate with the goals of the program…Find out more
Join us for… Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference A Four Day Program that Draws on: • the transformative power of contemplation • conscious intent of the values we want to embody • capacity to exercise contemplative power • understanding our role in the evolutionary process • willingness to welcome our own ongoing personal transformation • communal contemplative practice • contextualization of our work sourced from a contemplative heart • understanding the evolutionary development of consciousness…Find out more
Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $365 through 2/9/2020.
Our Journey from Darkness to Light, Holy Week Triduum Retreat We have often heard that the Pascal Mystery draws us into the death and resurrection of Jesus. How can that reality, that promise, be part of our experience and not simply a part of our intellectual belief? Each day of this Triduum retreat will have a different lens through which to experience the Paschal Mystery unfolding in our lives. Holy Thursday’s session and liturgy will have us experience the power of…Find out more
Check-in for this event starts at 3pm and then includes dinner on Friday, followed by the concert with Carrie Newcomer. Overnight lodging is included, as well as breakfast the next day. After breakfast on Saturday, Carrie will present a morning retreat too and then lunch will end the day. This retreat is only offered in this concert/lodging/retreat package and to a limited number of guests, so register soon! There is another registration option for the concert only. The Concert: We…Find out more
We are so happy to have acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer back in concert at our Retreat and Conference Center Chapel. Her recordings have cut across secular and spiritual boundaries. Carrie has 17 nationally released albums on Available Light and Rounder Records, including The Point of Arrival, The Beautiful Not Yet, A Permeable Life, and Everything is Everywhere. Newcomer has also released two companion books of poetry and essays, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays and The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems,…Find out more
Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $1,250.00 through 1/26/2020.
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 language, in order to understand the context of spiritual direction ministry. – To examine and understand the core…Find out more
This option includes dinner and the evening program on Tuesday, April 28 and overnight accommodations. It also includes breakfast, lunch and the day program on Wednesday, April 29. Check-in on Tuesday begins at 3pm. Tuesday, April 28 Program, 7-9pm: The Healing Power of Prayer: Calling on our Divine Physician Numerous scientific and medical studies are proving the beneficial effects of prayer, faith, and spirituality for healing body, mind and spirit. In fact, the medical field is discovering that prayer for…Find out more
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