July 3, 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.