The Going Out and Coming In: Thresholds – A Weekend Retreat
June 16 - June 18
Theme: The Going Out and Coming In: Thresholds
This retreat, almost at the summer solstice, invites us to acknowledge and make meaning of turning points–passages and changes in our lives. Change is always with us, requiring recognition, release and embrace. Our lives cross thresholds, embrace new seasons. How might we lay down duty, and live toward joy? How do we recover from loss and grief? How do we recognize fully where we find ourselves and draw close to God as we reinvent our lives? Using Scripture, poetry, and readings, and drawing on the natural world around us, this retreat offers space to reflect on your path, discern your current place, and be open to the shape of the way ahead. Wherever you are in your journey, this is an invitation to pause, listen, and go deeper into what it holds for you.
Leader: Dee Dee Risher is a poet and writer whose path was fundamentally altered by her encounter with the Church of the Saviour (and Dayspring) at age 21, almost four decades ago. She authored The Soulmaking Room, and edited The Other Side and Conspire! Magazines. She currently works at Project HOME in Philadelphia, which offers supportive housing to almost 1000 residents who have experienced homelessness, and lives at the Vine & Fig Tree Community in Philadelphia.
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.
The cost for weekend retreats is $275. A $125 deposit is required to register.
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.
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