Workshops and Retreats
This day-long retreat eads women through exploring American orthodoxy and orthopraxy around their bodies—who society says we are and how we should treat ourselves around appearance, weight, age, sexuality, race and ethnicity, ability/disability, motherhood and fertility. Participants, through scripture study, then imagine how Jesus wants them to see and care for their bodies, followed by writing and using in worship a Creed and Covenant of Women’s Living Incarnation modeled after the Nicene Creed and Baptismal Covenant.
Senior VBS is a week-long program for those aged 50+ that explores discernment of call in retirement and how the post-work years are a rich new field for discipleship, with the addition of songs, crafts and games from childhood Vacation Bible School for an element of fun. Amplified by outside speakers on law, health, finances, and grief and loss, this program strives to lead seniors to deep spiritual reflection on what it means to be an elder and leader in the community.
–All workshop and retreat graphics by Ms. Meghan McConnell