Peaceful retreat, quiet contemplation, a 1st Friday Retreat.

Special notice: 1st Friday will not meet in August.

Time for a little Summer Sabbath Rest. For two weeks in August Richmond Hill will slow down. From Tuesday, July 31 through Monday, August 13, the residential community will take a sabbath rest.

Your 1st Friday Retreat can be a day of possibility. A day of peaceful retreat, quiet contemplation. We invite you to come to a 1st Friday Retreat at Richmond Hill. It’s an excellent and intentional way to quietly begin your new month on a solid footing.

1st Friday, September 7 — A day for peaceful retreat, quiet contemplation.

This is your golden opportunity… read, write, meditate, relax. What a great way to celebrate the end of summer! Plus, by taking time for a personal retreat, you are forming the intention to take good care of your self. Retreats offer us the opportunity to examine those priorities in our life so we can make concrete and practical resolutions for improvement.  Retreats are wonderful opportunities to get some distance from your daily grind, and begin to put things in perspective.

Retreat time is intentional time away from our normal activities — it affords us the chance to spend time getting reacquainted with God, to experience a new awareness of the presence of God. (We read in the Gospels that Jesus often withdrew to a deserted place by himself despite the many demands placed upon him — or perhaps because of them! If Jesus needed to withdraw from time to time, chances are good that you and I need to do so, too!)

Doors open at 9:00 am. Lunch is provided. Stay until 3 pm.

Suggested donation: $20 (includes lunch) 

Facilitator: Mimi Weaver, spiritual director and life coach at GraceMoves.

Sign-up: Please contact 804-783-7903 or


  1. anne shotwell
    May 28, 2018

    i’d like to come to the quiet day on friday. i’ve never been before. any info on parking?

    1. Richard Rumble
      May 30, 2018

      Just come on in — plenty of room to park in the courtyard, or on the street, if you prefer… we look forward to seeing you!

  2. Carolee Israel
    June 15, 2018

    Do you offer 1st Friday retreats each month?

    1. Richard Rumble
      June 15, 2018

      The next 1st Friday is July 6, 2018. And yes, Carolee, we do offer 1st Friday retreats each month throughout the year, with the exception of August, when we close for the first 2 weeks in August (our summer Sabbath).

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