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May 5, 2020

 

Dear friends,

Warm greetings from Dayspring – we have missed seeing you this spring.  As the coronavirus shutdown continues, we long to welcome people back to the sacred silence of retreat.  We know that we are likely to have to wait a while though – until the stay at home order is lifted, non-essential businesses and restaurants (ours is a commercial kitchen) are allowed to reopen, and physical distancing guidelines are relaxed.

It has been sad to watch glorious spring days pass without people on retreat, especially over the weekends.  The silence and slow pace of retreat open us to the beauty of the Earth and blessings of the Spirit as it touches us through nature.  And in this time of isolation, the warmth of the spiritual community of retreat is more vital than ever.

During the shutdown (we hosted our last retreat the first week in March) we have lost all of our revenue.  We need your support now to keep going until we can safely open up again.  We know that these are times of unprecedented difficulty, and that there is great need across our country and world.  We believe, however, in the healing essence of our ministry – for individuals, communities, society and the Earth.  So, if it is possible for you to make a donation to help us keep going so that we will be here when the coronavirus crisis passes, we would be deeply grateful.  We always rely on the generosity of our supporters, but we do so now more than ever.

We pray that you are all safe and well, and that you are able to maintain some practice of holy silence during this time, so that you can remain rooted and grounded in God’s love and the deep peace it bestows.

 

Faithfully yours,

Nat Reid, Director

‚ÄčTo make a contribution please send a check payable to Dayspring Retreat Center to 11301 Neelsville Church Rd., Germantown, MD 20876, or click on the donate button below to donate on line.  Your gift is tax deductible.

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