November 15 - November 17, 2019
Theme: PLAYING WITH GOD IN THE FIELD OF
CREATION. Holy Wisdom, called Sophia or
Hokhmah in the Hebrew Bible (Proverbs 8), will be
our guide as we explore how we can dance lightly
with God, “daily being God’s delight.” We will
explore bells, chants, slow-walking, healing touch
and meditation as ways to pray and open to the flow
of the Breath of Life as an antidote to despair.
Leader: Connie Ridgway is a singer, counselor and
meditator. She is a member of the New Creation
Mission group, part of 8th Day Faith Community,
which is committed to paving the way to direct
experience with the Spirit, through music, ritual and art.
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 $225. To reserve a space, please send a $100 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.