Michigan Retreat, November 2019

You Who Are Weary, Come Home:
A Contemplative Retreat in the manner of Friends

The Weber Retreat and Conference Center, 1257 Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221-1793

November 7-10, 2019

Registration deadline October 21, 2019

During this retreat, participants will experience the distinctly Quaker manner of knowing soli­tude in community. There will be individual silent time for prayer, reflection, rest, walks, and contemplative interaction with scripture and other spiritual resources.

Meals will be taken in silence, and an evening spent in “active silence,” where we will gather comfortably to read, journal, do hand-work or artwork, or engage in some similar quiet activity.

Sinking down into the silence, we may want to give voice occasionally to what is encountered there. Thus 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. In our sharing, our souls touch and we find ourselves gathered in blessed community.

Retreat Leaders

photo of Sharon Frame

Sharon Frame

photo of April Allison

April Allison

April Allison and Sharon Frame will lead the November retreat. April (Red Cedar, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting) is contemplative by na­ture and justice seeking by conviction. She is a SotS board member and a spiritual director. Sharon (Red Cedar, LEYM) is a graduate of the School of the Spirit’s “On Being a Spiritual Nurturer” program and has also served as director at Beacon Hill Friends House (Boston) and as resident friend at Friends Meeting at Cambridge.

Accommodations

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.

Schedule

First day:
2 – 4 pm Arrival and settling in
4 pm Opening worship
5 pm Dinner

Last day:
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.

Flexible Fees

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 info@schoolofthespirit.org or call 717.203.1642.

Registration

Registration is in TWO steps.

STEP 1: click on the button below to register. The form will ask for your personal information, your room and dietary preferences, and what you can pay.

STEP 2: instructions as to how to pay will appear on your Confirmation Page. Paying online will take you to PayPal where you can pay via credit card. You do NOT need a PayPal account to do this. If you missed the link to PayPal on your confirmation page, click here.

Alternatively you can send a check made out to School of the Spirit for the amount in the table. Mail your check to: The School of the Spirit Ministry, c/o 360 Blossom Hill Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Cancellation Policy

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.

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