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UMW Women’s Spiritual Growth Retreat
March 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm MST
Being Light in the World
Retreat Leader: Emily Jones, Executive for Racial Justice, United Methodist Women
Registration Extended to March 8
Cost per person:
Shared room $115.00 Note: There are 2 handicapped accessible room
Single room $140.00 a limited number (on a first request basis)
Commuter $ 60.00
This includes 4 meals for participants who are staying at the Center – Lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday. For commuters this includes 3 meals – Lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
Begin and end times:
Arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday
Depart after lunch on Sunday.
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As I plan with Emily Jones, our retreat leader, I am excited. Emily will be leading us through scripture as we explore the stories of Esther and Rachael and discover the source of our faith, hope and courage. We will investigate how the way of Jesus shapes what we do. There will be activities for spiritual practice as well as free time to enjoy the surroundings as you walk the labyrinth, look at the petroglyphs or appreciate the Stations of the Cross trail. Spend time with your friends, new and old, playing games or enjoying a sing along around the piano.
Emily and I have visited about the ladies of Desert Southwest Conference so she can get to know you a little before she joins us and as she has listened to me, she is developing a wonderful plan for leading us in Spiritual Retreat.
Our goals for the weekend will be:
—- Refresh and reconnect with God.
—- Cultivate spiritual practices to sustain and deepen our racial justice work.
—- Deepen our relationships with each other across lines of difference.
—- Explore the texts of Scripture and the work of key spiritual growth writers, applying them to our own context.
—- Develop a shared understanding of key elements of United Methodist Women’s racial justice engagement, including: (1) building common definitions for core concepts and Biblical foundations; (2) the Charter for Racial Justice and the history of United Methodist Women’s work; and (3) and the current campaign to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.
Jesus frequently withdrew to the wilderness to pray (Luke 5:16). I am looking forward to getting away to the peacefulness and beauty of this desert retreat. Please join me!
Kathy Schock, Spiritual Growth Coordinator
Registration deadline is MARCH 1, 2019
(Per Conference Standing Rules) “A registration may be transferred to another person.”
“Anyone wishing to register after the registration deadline for conference events, shall pay an additional $5.00.“ For the retreat, registration mailed after March 1, 2019 can be accepted only if there is space available.