July 21 - July 23, 2017
Theme: LONGING FOR TRANSFORMATION: "Batter my heart, three person'd God," John Donne wrote long ago in a passionate plea for fundamental change in himself. In the company of many others who have shared his longing, we will welcome our own desire to be made whole, through journaling, prayer, music, and silence.
Leader: Carol Martin works with children at Jubilee Youth Services of Jubilee Housing. She is a part of Bread of Life Church, was the director of Dayspring Retreat Center for more than 20 years, and has led many silent retreats.
Weekend retreats run Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. The silence begins Friday night after dinner when the leader opens the retreat and introduces the theme. The leader usually offers brief meditations with morning and evening prayers on Saturday. The silence ends late-morning Sunday with a time of sharing and worship, followed by lunch and departure.
The cost for weekend retreats is $220. To reserve a space, please send a $110 deposit with an application you can print from the application page, or pay on line by going to the application page and clicking on payment options.
Dinner on Friday at 7 pm is the first official gathering. You are welcome to arrive and settle in between 3:30 and 6:30 pm on Friday. The retreat will end by 2 pm on Sunday. It is important that you come on a weekend when you can stay for the whole retreat.