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You Who Are Weary, Come Home:
A Contemplative Retreat in the manner of Friends
November 7-10, 2019
at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center
1257 Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan
Are you made weary by daily living in today’s world? Do you have a burden you’d like to lay down? Have you had, or do you want to be open to experiencing, that deep communion with the Divine that can refresh the soul? As Galatians 5:22-23 reminds us, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Do you yearn to be living from these fruits in your daily life?
Come and simply be with God. Attend to the divine stirrings of the soul, opening to grace.
We offer individual silent time for prayer, reflection, rest, walks, and contemplative interaction with scripture and other spiritual resources. There will also be opportunities for speaking out of the silence in groups, as well as an invitation to meet one-on-one with a retreat leader. Meals will be taken in silence, and an evening spent in “active silence,” where we will gather comfortably to read, journal, do handwork or artwork, or engage in similar quiet activity. The center is barrier free.
Offered through The School of the Spirit, this retreat will be led by April Allison and Sharon Frame, with Jim Herr and Cindy Herr participating in leadership as part of the mentorship program.
April Allison (Red Cedar, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting) serves on the board of the School of the
Spirit (SotS) and is a spiritual director. Sharon Frame (Red Cedar, LEYM) is a graduate of the
SOTS “On Being a Spiritual Nurturer” program and has served Friends in many capacities. Jim
Herr and Cindy Herr (Lancaster, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting) are also graduates of the “On
Being a Spiritual Nurturer” program and are participating in leadership of this retreat as part of the mentoring program. Jim is administrator for SotS; Cindy teaches yoga and mindfulness.
The Weber Retreat and Conference Center occupies 100 acres of woods and fields with walking trails, a labyrinth, and a prayer garden. There are single and double rooms with private baths. Some rooms are accessible; please indicate any mobility issues on the Registration Form. The Center tries to accommodate any dietary restrictions; again, please indicate on the Registration Form if you have dietary issues.
2 – 4 pm Arrival and settling in
4 pm Opening
5 pm Dinner
11 am Closing worship
12 noon Lunch followed by departure
Times are approximate. A detailed schedule will be sent in advance by the retreat leaders.
Full Cost* / Minimum
Single $425 / $240
Double $375 / $175
* This is the cost per person of the event to SotS.
Discernment questions regarding what to pay:
> Is the ‘Full Cost’ of this event within your means?
> If yes, can you pay a little more to support another?
> If the ‘Full Cost’ is not within your means, what can you pay?
> Have you considered asking your meeting or church for financial assistance?
> If the ‘Minimum’ is still too much, please contact us at email@example.com or call 717.203.1642.
30 days or more prior to the event, full refund less $20 processing fee. 14-29 days prior to the event, 50% refund. Less than 14 days, no refund.