June 29, 2022

Advent Waiting: Stillness at the Threshold - A Weekend Retreat back

December 2 - December 4, 2022

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Theme: Advent Waiting: Stillness at the Threshold

Beloved Creator,

We would stop, be still now

and wait on you in silence,

Waiting in wonderful wonder

For the new gifts you are offering –

Gifts you need to give,

That we need to receive,

That the world is waiting for.

Advent is a pregnant waiting season, a time for us to slow down and give prayerful attention to this threshold time of our faith and world.  You are invited to turn away from the frenzied pace of the culture and open fully to the wonder of the creative, ever-birthing Living Presence nearer to us than our own breathing.  What does the Holy One want to cultivate in you this season?  Come, join us in the sanctuary of spiritual community, embraced by the beauty of our sacred Earth, opening our hearts and minds in full attention to the One so earnestly seeking us.  And through us: may healing, justice, and peace flow into the broken places of our lives and world.

Leader: Ann Dean is a spiritual director, member of the Dayspring Retreat Mission Group and Program Director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. 

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 reflections with morning and evening prayers on Saturday. The silence ends after breakfast Sunday morning with a time of sharing and worship, followed by lunch and departure.

You must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to attend weekend retreats.  We are requiring that masks be worn indoors except when dining or in your personal room.

The cost for weekend retreats is $250.  A $100 deposit is required to register.  (Let us know if you need financial assistance.)  To reserve a space email Nat Reid at office@dayspringretreat.org, or send a check with a note indicating which retreat you wish to register for.

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.  Please plan to stay for the entire retreat.