March 11 - March 13, 2016
Theme: DYING TO SELF, WE LIVE. Much of life is lived at the intersection of death and life. To encounter courageously and humbly the numerous deaths of ego that inevitably come to each of us--deaths of achievement, self-pity, prestige, control, clinging to our own agenda--is to come more fully alive. In this desert season of Lent, we will invite a deeper awareness of our particular strategies for survival, the ways we have avoided "letting go and letting God," and we will offer them prayerfully for God's healing. In the midst of this gathered community, with minimal words of instruction, we will seek deep solitude to see ourselves more clearly and to be gently loved as we are.
Leader: Kayla McClurg is administrator-minister for the Church of the Saviour. She facilitates inward/outward, an online space for reflection on the spiritual journey and a gateway for learning about the churches and ministries, and serves as resident manager of Andrew's House, a guest house for out-of-town visitors and seekers.
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 $210. 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 any time after 4 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.