Ministerial staff and lay leaders collaborate throughout the year to hold various spiritual retreats and workshops. Below you will find descriptions of our offerings for this season.
Hygge for Beginners
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, 5:30-7pm | Donaldson Room
The Danish expression, Hygge, is an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. Rather than drudge through the winter, hygge is about celebrating coziness, comfort, warmth and family; as well as practicing mindfulness. Join Margit and Meredith as they create space for us to explore this cozy tradition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1-4pm | Stearns Room
Advent is a time of growing darkness as well as anticipation. We seem to want to take naps. We grow sleepy earlier. But life turns into a frenzy of activities. Our three hour retreat just for adults will help you slow down. We will introduce you to advent themes, hear some stories (yes, adults like to hear stories too). We will do some art in response to the stories, (drawing, writing, knitting, etc.), and some meditation. Make some new memories in front of a fire with tea and mulled cider and cookies. Please join us. All are welcome.
Facilitators: Jenny Rankin and Paula Waterman
Sign up by emailing email@example.com
Labyrinth of Light
This year, we will not be holding a Solstice Service on Saturday, December 21. Instead, you are invited to participate in an intergenerational Labyrinth of Light organized by Margit Griffith and Sarah Klockowski. It will be held in the Parish House Auditorium on Saturday, December 21 from 12-8pm, and on Sunday, December 22 from 12-5pm. All ages are welcome!
Please contact Margit Griffith (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to assist in creating the Labyrinth and/or if you would like to volunteer some time to sit and welcome guests while the doors are open.
A new solstice committee will be forming in the spring for Solstice 2020.