Faith After the Storm
Are you in the boat or out of the boat?
Saturday, April 30, 2022
9:30am – 4pm
(coffee/tea and light continental breakfast begins at 9am)
Join us for a retreat that will show ways to see God at work in ourselves and in our world, and as we reflect on the story of Jesus walking on water. You may find surprise, challenge, confirmation, or unexpected tears, and in the midst of all of this, the Holy Spirit will be moving in us and among us. There will be opportunities for study, fellowship, worship, and the hospitality of the table. We will connect with longtime friends and meet new ones.
Our time together will allow for a morning of personal introspection and spiritual exercise as we explore how to better understand ourselves and our relationship with God through Christian practices. Our morning will conclude with a guided visualization—also known as the prayer of imagination. After building up our spiritual muscles, we’ll take time in the afternoon to consider ways to offer accompaniment with and for others in our community and the world. What does it mean to get out of the boat? Retreat scripture: Matthew 14:22-33
Each of the two sessions will explore foundational building blocks and provide an opportunity to dig deeper in the weeks and months ahead. This year’s retreat will be led by M. Courtenay Willcox, M.Div.
M. Courtenay Willcox
Courtenay lives out her life’s priorities of family, faith, and environment in her activities and involvements. She just completed a year serving Church on the Mall (PC USA) in Plymouth Meeting as a threshold pastor. Becoming a grandmother for the second time and completing a second unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are recent life events. A cradle Presbyterian, Courtenay has been involved in the Presbyterian church at local, regional, and national levels and is part of four-generations of Teaching and Ruling Elders, and she continues to find energy around what the church is becoming and how we can best love God, ourselves, and our neighbors.
Ten years ago, wanting to do more around environmental issues, Courtenay founded MainLine Interfaith Green Group (M.I.G.G.), now Main Line PA Interfaith Power and Light, where she serves as one of the facilitators. She is also on the board of Interfaith Philadelphia and works as a public theologian with Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence. Spending time in the Outer Banks with husband Tom, Gracie (their schnoodle), and the people she loves is a gratefully received gift. There is nothing like a sunrise walk on the beach.
The day will include lunch and a service with communion. Cost is $60 per person. Please plan to pay by cash or check ahead of time or upon arrival. Scholarships are available; please contact The Rev. Emily Zimbrick-Rogers.
Registration is required by April 24. Please register below.
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