Toah Nipi Retreat Center – Rindge NH, April 28th – 30th
Spring is the season when our natural world begins to wake up from its winter sleep and make ready for a new season and summer. It is when the frozen earth thaws; bears and their cousins emerge; tree sap flows. It is when many of our birds return home from their far away travels; and when our lakes and streams rebound with oodles of life. With all this stirring – “mixing memory with desire”, the woods and fields become filled and pungent with ancient and new smells and sights and sounds and sensations that trigger and feed our own world and imagination. Let us take up spring’s invitation and “Come to our Senses”.
Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28th, and running through Sunday morning, April 30th, we will gather at the beautiful, wilderness setting of Toah Nipi Retreat Center, in Rindge, New Hampshire (http://toahnipi.intervarsity.org/). Using the writing of some of America’s great nature writers to guide us, we will take time to engage our senses in awakening to the beauty and blessing of being alive. Over the course of the weekend there will be a balance of both time together for listening, sensing, sharing, learning and fun, and time alone for journaling, quiet reflection, or simply downtime and rest.
While the cost for the retreat is $110/person (2 nights and four meals), we do not want that to be an obstacle for anyone. Most importantly, we want you to come! Contribute if and how much you are able.
Please note, this is a small group retreat, for 10-12 adults from our congregational family. This offering is in addition to our beloved, intergenerational, All-Church retreat scheduled for October 20-22nd, at Rolling Ridge Conference and Retreat Center in North Andover, MA. Information and registration details for our All-Church retreat will be forthcoming later this spring.
If you are interested in attending the “Coming to our Senses”, small group retreat this spring, or would like to learn more, please speak with Tom Vawter ([email protected]) or Pastor Stacy ([email protected])