GPQM offers Weathering the Storm one-day retreat on Oct. 29, 2022

Join us on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Michigan Friends Center near Chelsea for Weathering the Storm, a one-day, in-person retreat offered by Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting for Friends from throughout Michigan.

For more than two years we have had very few opportunities to worship, learn, and connect in-person with Friends beyond our local meetings and worship groups. Weathering the Storm celebrates GPQM’s return to the Friends Center and provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon this storm that we have weathered together. Who have we become? What has been lost? Gained? In what ways have we been faithful in the storm?

Maryann Concannon and April Allison will serve as retreat leaders. Maryann will offer a reflection on Jonah as he faced into the storm. In addition to worship in the manner of Friends, there will be an opportunity for solitude—walking meditation, journaling, and artwork—followed by a time of sharing.
The retreat will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Rd, Chelsea. Friends will bring their own lunch; coffee and tea will be provided. Masks are strongly recommended indoors, and we will follow up-to-date CDC recommendations regarding whether they will be required. We will not be able to provide childcare during the retreat.

This retreat is free to participants, but registration with gpqmcommunications@gmail.com by October 25 is requested. Just drop us a note with participant names and email addresses.

Michigan Friends Center, Chelsea, MI

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