Growing Closer to the Divine: Alone and Together
A retreat sponsored by the NYM Spiritual Nurture Committee
Northern Yearly Meeting members and attenders are invited to a contemplative weekend retreat grounded in silence and listening deeply within and to one another. Held in the quiet indoor and outdoor spaces at the Christine Center http://www.christinecenter.org/near Willard Wisconsin, this weekend is an opportunity to set aside one’s daily routine and to retreat for personal reflection and spiritual nurturing. Participants may be led to consider their spiritual autobiographies; their current spiritual condition; what kind of relationship they want with the Divine; and what actions they may wish to take to accomplish that.
Voluntary participation in large and small group activities and time for individual reflection will be offered. Individuals, as well as established groups, are welcome–be they existing or past Spiritual Nurture groups or meeting committees that wish to strengthen and renew their alignment with one another and the Divine. The retreat will be held April 26-28, 2013 beginning at 7:00 PM Friday until noon Sunday.
ACCOMODATIONS: The Christine Center is located 40 miles north of Black River Falls, WI. Double rooms are in the main building and modern hermitage cabins. Tent and RV camping is available, or double occupancy in rustic hermitage cabin (heat & electric but no water – shower house nearby). Meals are vegetarian. Space is limited.
Complete the registration form and return it with your deposit (checks to NYM) for the retreat to Elizabeth Evans so she receives it by March 15, 2013. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing address.
Scholarships are available, and support for them is encouraged. Since the costs of the retreat are so close to the prices charged, we appreciate scholarship assistance in order to enable those who cannot afford the retreats to participate. If you have substantial financial need, please ask your meeting for support as well.
Allergies and Limitations: Please indicate any food allergies or mobility limitations on the registration form where indicated. Also indicate any special scheduling issues of arrival and departure. Participants are asked to use only fragrance free personal products.
Cancellations: Because of retreat center requirements, the deposit is nonrefundable after March 15, 2013.