Contemplation & Action: Contemplative Retreat April 27-30, 2017

Join April Allison and Roger Hansen for “Contemplation and Action: A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends,” at The Siena Retreat Center, Racine, Wisconsin from April 27 – 30, 2017. The Siena Center, on the Lake Michigan lakefront, will be beautiful as we move into the season of rebirth and growth.

April Allison of Red Cedar Friends Meeting in Lansing, Michigan, and Roger Hansen of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Meeting will lead the retreat, which is offered through The School of the Spirit.

Participants will experience the distinctly Quaker manner of knowing solitude in community. Along with individual silent times for prayer, reflection, time in nature, contemplative interaction with scripture, and meeting one-on-one with retreat leaders, there will also be group silence at meals; ‘active silence’ with participants gathered doing individual handwork, reading, journaling, artwork; and time for contemplative work.

At its heart, the retreat is a time when we can simply be with God, attend to the divine stirrings in our souls, and open to grace.

There is a flexible fee schedule; if the full fee seems challenging, you can pay a lower cost without asking for a scholarship while other attendees are invited to contribute more.

Details and registration

You can also reach April Allison at for additional information.