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A Time of Sabbath Renewal for Pastors and CLM's dates and registration information.

A Time of Sabbath Renewal for Pastors and CLM's

0.5 CEU’s per session. Download a Flyer

The Center for Spiritual Formation is offering a series of Sabbath Retreats, designed especially for clergy and CLMs who are serving churches. We gather at Orchard Hill in Millerstown at 9 a.m. for worship and a time of exploring the Word together, as partners on the journey with Jesus. Following lunch, a guided activity will be offered in which you may participate. Or, you may use the afternoon for hiking our trails, walking the Labyrinth, or taking a much-needed nap! We regather at 3:30 for sharing and communion before leaving at 4:30. Come for each Sabbath or select a few. 0.5 CEU’s per session. COST is $25 per session. Bring a bag lunch!

Upcoming Dates: Tuesday, April 9, 2019   Tuesday, May 14, 2019  

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Journey Through the Seasons: An Outdoor Experience with Beth Jones dates and registration information.

Journey Through the Seasons: An Outdoor Experience with Beth Jones

However and wherever we encounter the outdoors, we can discover a journey back to the ancient pathways of faith, a re-discovery of healing, hope, creativity and courage – of union between Creator and creation in simple, humble, joyful places. We invite you to encounter God’s guidance through the seasons of life and nature to release fears and burdens, receive silence, renew our joyful creativity and respond to God’s leading. (Registration Deadline March 27th – 8 Participants Required)

Upcoming Dates: Thursday, April 4 - April Saturday, 6, 2019  

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Practicing the Presence Of God: A Silent Retreat in The Benedictine Tradition dates and registration information.

Practicing the Presence Of God: A Silent Retreat in The Benedictine Tradition

In this Lenten season, minister to your own soul so you can minister to others. In the silence, The Word becomes more audible; His Peace permeates more deeply, and there is refreshment that comes from time apart. Come away to the quiet, to the calm, to the Creator. Share rich liturgy and holy hours through the day and night. Experience communion and consolation. Be made new from the inside out.

Upcoming Dates: Monday, March 25 - March Wednesday, 27, 2019  

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Shared Sorrow: A Faith Community's Response to Grief & Mourning dates and registration information.

Shared Sorrow: A Faith Community's Response to Grief & Mourning

People do not resolve, recover from, or “get over” grief, but they can, over time, become reconciled to their losses as they find hope, healing, and renewed meaning. This workshop is an opportunity for clergy, church staff and laity to explore the mourner’s six reconciliation needs and to consider ways for their faith communities to respond.

Ron and Carol received training in Death & Grief studies from Dr. Alan Wolfelt the founder of The Center for Loss and Life Transition. They both served as companions at Olivia’s House, a grief & loss center for children. Carol uses her roles as educator and writer to heighten awareness of the dimensions of grief and mourning. Ron holds an MA in Theology and serves as Assistant Director of The Center for Spiritual Formation.

Upcoming Dates: Saturday, May 18, 2019  

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The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: J. Henri Nouwen Revisited dates and registration information.

The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: J. Henri Nouwen Revisited

We will explore “The Journey from Loneliness to Solitude”; “From Hostility to Hospitality”; and “From Illusion to Prayer,” informed by Henri Nouwen’s writings, leadership, and his spiritual quest for holiness and wholeness. Ultimately he sought to understand what it meant for him to pursue the sacred personally, together with others, and his vocation as a deeply committed Christian. The retreat will assist each of us answer the question: “What does it mean to live life in the spirit of Jesus Christ?”  Four sessions will include [Friday] the nature and discipline of the spiritual journey; [Saturday], three sessions with time for reflection, journaling and dedicated prayer. 

No upcoming dates are scheduled for this retreat.

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