Retreats

All-Church Fall Retreat 2019

Run Away: The Gospel According to Jonah
25-27 October 2019

Fall Retreat 201Retreat is full; registration is closed

Why are you running? Jonah was a prophet of God (good guy). Nineveh was the hated enemy (bad guys). Isn't it nice when the world is divided up and ordered so neatly? In this great divide between good and evil, the answer to all our problems is so simple. It's THEIR fault. THEY should be punished. THEY need to change.

But what happens when the prophet of God starts to misbehave and run from God? And what happens when the bad guys do something good? Uh oh, maybe its time to move onto a different story.

Honestly, sometimes these messy stories about complex people and situations can hit a little too close to home. In fact, the Biblical prophets are quite skilled at hitting close to home. So much so that even if you don't like to run, going for a jog (far away from these irritating stories) might start to sound like a good idea.

So if we're going to run, a retreat (which literally means to run away) might be a good place for all of us.

Join us for our All-Church Fall Retreat (25-27 October 2019) led by Pastor Tim Vance. This will be a good time to get away from the city, connect with God and with one another, relax, play, eat and maybe even allow the story of Jonah to inspire deeper reflections and conversations about all our experiences of running.

ALL ARE WELCOME. Programs are being developed for children and adults.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY!

Cost
The retreat will cost €125 for adults, €100 for Young Adults, €140 for an adult and child, €250 for a family (2 adults and up to 2 children) and €40 for an additional child. There is an additional €25 charge if you would like a single room. The price includes all meals, 2 nights’ accommodation, sheets, and shuttle from the St. Prix station. Please do not let money keep you from joining us for this retreat. Half-Scholarships are available.

Fall Retreat 2017When
Friday Evening (25 October) – Sunday Afternoon (27 October)

Where
Massabielle Retreat Center, 1 Rue Auguste Rey, 95390 Saint Prix

Who
Everyone! This is an All Church Fall Retreat with programs for children and adults.

Retreat is full; registration is closed

 

ACP Women's Retreat 2020

Topic to be Announced
Saturday, March 21, 9h00-16h00, Thurber Room

Retreat leader: Odette Lockwood-Stewart

Our speaker this year will be Odette Lockwood-Stewart, a United Methodist pastor who has previously served as the ACP Visiting Pastor, led the ACP Family Fall Retreat with her husband Jim and is a much loved friend of ACP. Odette grew up in Connecticut and California. She attended seminary at Boston University School of Theology and served on the Faculty of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley where she also directed PSR’s Field Education and Contextual Learning. She has led congregations and campus ministries for over thirty-five years as a United Methodist Elder and has given leadership at international, national, and regional levels of the church and ecumenical associations.

Registration will begin in early February so mark your calendar to attend this full day retreat that includes times of study and reflection, worship, and a catered lunch. There is a small fee to attend and childcare is offered.