Each Retreat has a different spiritual focus.
Sat, Feb 10
The Christian season of Lent begins on February 14 and is the 40-day journey to Easter. We will ponder the word “Teshuvah” which means return, repair, and renewal. How might we “come home” to the heart of God?
- Saturdays, Feb 10, Apr 13 (come to as many as you wish).
- Fee $40 per Saturday (scholarships available upon request).
- Retreat location is the beautiful campus of North Hollywood First United Methodist Church.
- To register, email email@example.com or call 818-763-8231.
Author and spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton wrote in her book Invitation to Retreat that we “routinely wear ourselves out with good things and with lesser things, and we don’t even know we are doing it half the time.” In the midst of such busy-ness, Jesus said to his disciples, “Come away to a deserted place… and rest a while.” Come to the Waters mini retreats are an opportunity to do just that, to come away for while and find rest for your soul. These half day retreats are led by Pastor Chamie, NoHo First UMC’s lead pastor, who also is a certified spiritual director. She has led retreats for three decades. The flow of each retreat morning will look something like this:
8:30 AM Check-in, pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, grab a snack, and settle in
9:00 AM Large group gathering time of teaching, reflection, and prayer
10:00 AM Individual time or small group time do the spiritual practice(s) you feel you most need on that day
11:15 AM Large group closing time
11:45 AM Farewell