Two Retreats Upcoming
February 1 and 2 will be our pre-Lent retreat in the Journey to Wholness series. This is the third of three retreats we are leading at our Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, Honey Creek, which is 5.5 miles east of I-95 at exit 26. Each retreat stands along and you did not have to be at our earlier retreats on forgiveness and shadows in order to take part in and benefit from the one next month.
The Journey to Wholeness Retreats offer an opportunity for you to deepen your understanding of Christian spirituality along a given theme. The theme for the Lent 2008 retreat will be Water in the Desert. Desert spirituality is an important component of both the Old and New Testaments as scripture was written for people living in a desert land and used that imagery to teach about how to find spiritual sustenance for the barren places in our lives. Participants will discover proven methods for both nourishing spiritual growth and strengthening their faith so that when tough time come, they can be like trees planted by streams of water.
The all-inclusive cost is $80 for a single room, $60 for a double, $45 for a dorm room, or $35 for commuters. All fees above have tax added at Honey Creek. Some scholarship assistance is available. While registrations will remain open up until the weekend, we need as many of those who are planning to attend for sure to register by January 18, 2008 in order for Honey Creek to make plans for food and staffing. Late registrants are allowed up to the start of the retreat, but may be turned away for lack of space.
Friday, February 1, 2008
5:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Opening session
9 p.m. Compline (evening worship)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
8 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Morning general session
9:30 a.m. Time for the labyrinth/creating prayer beads/centering prayer
11 a.m. Final general session
12 noon Lunch
1 p.m. Eucharist
2 p.m. depart for home
For some sense of the setting, you may see photos of the Power for the Forgiving and Light from the Shadows retreats in the Journey to Wholeness series. To register, contact Honey Creek at (912) 265-9218 or honeycreekga[at]aol.com
The second retreat is Cursillo, a short course in Christianity being held from dinner on Thursday, February 21 through Sunday afternoon, February 24. A lay person led weekend on Christianity, with great food, and a chance to consider your faith serious in a fun environment. Cursillo is a wonderful experience that is difficult to describe. But talk to anyone who has been and they will let you know that it is worth your time. Victoria and I will be working on the team that puts on the upcoming Cursillo and we already have two people from King of Peace taking part, so this could be the time for you to go.
To register for this retreat, see me for an application and to answer your questions.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor