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New Day 2017 – for Spiritual Transformation

By March 6, 2017 July 18th, 2017 Featured, New Day, news, Transformation

It’s Time for a Spiritual Retreat! Let’s get away and spend some time with God!

You’re invited to a personal, spiritual retreat – to a deeper relationship with God. God is ready and we’re working on our part.

Join us July 28-30 at Lake Williamson near Carlinville. The retreat starts Friday evening after dinner and ends just before noon on Sunday. The registration deadline has passed but check with Scott Woolridge to see if there might be one more open spot just for you. [email protected]

Through the Regional church, we are offering a new partnership in spiritual transformation – for individuals and congregations. It’s called New Day and we’re offering an introductory retreat. Our previous retreats have gotten very good reviews! The retreats bring an invitational approach, creating a space to draw near to God and one another. We have a wonderful leadership team in Teresa Dulyea-Parker, Al Keeney, and Scott Woolridge.

The retreats focus on deepening relationships through worship, prayer and other spiritual practices. Conversations are offered to share part of our spiritual autobiography and talk about our own uniqueness as God’s creation. We’ll discuss what it means to be transformed, as individuals and as congregations. We’ll be led in an exploration of our identity, our context and our Godly calling. Free time is offered to Sabbath, prayer and exploration.

Our retreat will be enriched by an offering of Parker Palmer’s Circles of Trust, a process of spiritual discernment. Offering good listening skills and asking open-ended questions are important in this endeavor.

All along the way, we’ll talk about the journey of individual transformation and its impact on congregational transformation. What we learn about how our own change/our own calling can inform the work we do as a family of faith.

There were some congregations who encouraged several of their members to attend the retreats. We are especially hopeful this “critical mass” will have a strong, positive influence on the life of your congregation.

We welcome those who attended previous retreats to help sustain the transformation that has begun. Lives are being changed. New commitments to spiritual practices lead to new energy and more faithful ministry.

We hope you can join us July 28-30 at Lake Williamson near Carlinville, Illinois.

For more information on New Day contact Scott Woolridge—[email protected]

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