Join us for “Contemplation and Joy: A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends,” led by April Allison of Red Cedar Meeting and Roger Hansen from April 5-8, 2018. The retreat, offered through The School of the Spirit, will be held at the Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin.
The Siena Center is located on Lake Michigan, and the lakefront should be beautiful as we move into the season of rebirth and growth. The center is accessible for those retreat participants who need a barrier free venue.
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. 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.
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 a reflection group, 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.
April Allison and Roger Hansen are now offering their fifth contemplative retreat in Wisconsin. Roger (Milwaukee, Northern Yearly Meeting) has helped to lead retreats in Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, and has formed spiritual nurture groups in several monthly meetings. 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.
You can find more information and register online through the School of the Spirit website. We offer a flexible fee schedule.
We hope to see at the Siena Center in the spring. And, of course, if you know of others who may be interested, please spread the word.