December 12, 2017

STILLNESS AND GROWTH: A Weekend Retreat back

April 13 - April 15, 2018

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Theme: â€‹STILLNESS AND GROWTH.  "Whenever there is stillness there is the still small voice, God's speaking from the whirlwind, nature's old song, and dance..."  (Annie Dillard)  Come... stop and be still in this season of rebirth and renewal.  We will allow the earth's rhythm and our deepest desire for God to open us as we are surrounded by new grasses, budding wildflowers, birdsong and the hum of insects.  Honor your longing for an inner greening as we behold the mystery of the Divine dance we are all called to join.

Leader: â€‹Kenzie Raulin is a seeker and in love with the natural world.  A native Marylander, graphic designer and artist, she is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Kensington, MD.

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 any time after 4 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.