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Rise: Time to Encounter God after a Season of Wilderness Women’s Retreat

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Rise: Time to Encounter God after a Season of Wilderness Women’s Retreat

April 23 - April 24

Friday, April 23rd-Saturday, April 24th

Category: Women’s Fellowship

After a long season spent wandering through the wilderness of perpetual Lent and pandemic, the Rev. Callie Swanlund will guide us as we encounter the God of Resurrection and begin to rise up again. During our retreat, we will draw on scripture, poetry and song, the work of Brené Brown, and the wisdom of one another. While creating space for our joys and our sorrows, there will be opportunities to reflect, connect, and be nourished.

Friday, April 23rd
5:30pm: Open Time
6:00pm: Program Begins
All gather virtually

Saturday, April 24th, 9:30-3:00pm
The in-person portion of the retreat will be held in the Fairgrounds, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the in-person portion will move inside St. David’s. There will be opportunities for walking the labyrinth, walking in the arboretum, and small group time. The virtual portion will be held on Zoom and includes small group discussion and sharing opportunities.

Register Below:

  • All participants, including virtual participants, will receive a gift bag with items to be used during the retreat. For payment, you may mail a check or drop off a check or cash to the church. Please mark it is for the Women's Retreat. Or you may pay in-person on Saturday, the 24th. Please let us know how you plan to pay.

RSVP Needed by April 15th

About The Rev. Callie Swanlund:
The Rev. Callie Swanlund is an Episcopal priest serving in Philadelphia, helping others Find their Spark, and building a creative ministry. She leads individuals and groups in the work of Dr. Brené Brown as a Certified Daring Way Facilitator. Callie is a mama, creator, lover, and dreamer who has created a virtual and traveling space—The Epiphany Space—for others to discover and use their creative gifts, and learn the digital tools to tell their story. Find out more at, listen to her podcast Journey to Epiphany, and follow her Wholehearted Wednesday movement through @callieswanlund on Instagram.

Scholarships are available by emailing The Rev. Emily Zimbrick-Rogers.

Contact: Betsy Aikens | 610-283-8499


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