4 pm Friday Nov. 30 – 4 pm Saturday Dec. 1
Advent is a time when we begin anew a year of focusing on God’s holy intention for our personal lives as well as the world about us. Discerning how we are personally called to share the presence of God in the world is seldom easy. When each of us hears in our own hearts an annunciation or an invitation to participate in the birthing of new life in the world, like Mary, we want to say “Yes.”
Reflecting on the events of Mary’s life from the annunciation to the birth of Christ, we will explore how the events of Mary’s life called forth the attributes needed to birth something holy. Using various spiritual disciplines, including written reflections, periods of silence, Lectio Divina, music and storytelling, participants will be invited to contemplate what is being birthed in their own lives. The retreat will end with a period of proclamation.
Facilitators: Reverend Janie M. Walker is Co-pastoral Director of Richmond Hill and long-term spiritual director, healing prayer minister and retreat facilitator. Ms. Elnora Allen, a spiritual director and retreat leader, has spent over 30 years accompanying individuals and communities through their journey of healing, both physical and spiritual healing. Janie & Elnora are both passionate about exploring how life’s experiences bring meaning and purpose to our lives.
Suggested donation: $110 per person
Contact: Mary Lewis at 783-7903
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