Pre-Advent Clergy Retreat - Cancelled

November 20, 2019

The Advent Clergy Retreat scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2019 will not occur as an in-person gathering. As crazy as it sounds to remove a time for gathering to pray and reflect due to an over-busyness, it is, alas the case. 

That said, here are suggestions for how to prepare your hearts for receiving the blessings of Advent and the gift of Christ this Christmas: 

  1. Contact a few of your clergy colleagues and find a time to get together at a day, time and location that works for you. Even a Zoom conference would be great!

  2. Check out these great resources curated by the School for Formation - everything from online workshops to book recommendations to small group facilitation guides.

  3. Commit to a new discipline – or a favorite discipline – to deepen your prayer life this Advent.

  4. Carve out an hour or a half a day or an overnight to go to the House of Prayer, or another retreat house. 

Ana Hernandez, composer, arranger, workshop facilitator, author and mischief maker, wrote a beautiful song that is perfect for Advent. You can listen to it here:

If in your heart you make a manger for his birth

Then God will once again become a child on earth.

What are you making room in your heart for this Advent? I invite you into a deep and abiding peace as you explore that question.