Steal Away Women

Renewing Our Minds, Restoring our Bodies, Replenishing Our Spirits

Garner Creek Retreat Center

April 21, 2020

8:30 am          Registration

                        Sacred Space opens

9:00 am          Welcome

                        Opening Worship                                                                   Rev. Dr. Kim McLean

9:30 am          Session #1                   Renewing our Minds             Rev. Dr. Paula Gravelle Turner

                        In this workshop, we will explore strategies to be a less anxious presence in stressful situations.

10:15 am        Break                                                             

10:30 am        Contemplative Prayer/ Meditation Practice

10:45 am        Session #2               Replenishing Our Spirits                      Rev. Dr. Phoebe Jowers

                        In this workshop participants will learn about the history and use of Protestant prayer beads as a tool to enhance your prayer life. Each participant will have an opportunity to make their own set of prayer beads.

12:00 pm        Lunch followed by Creative Sabbath Time

1:30 pm          Session #3                   Restoring Our Bodies                           Rev. Dr. Paula Smith

                        In this workshop, the wellness wheel will be used to illustrate the mind, body, spirit connection. Participants will be equipped with strategies that promote wholistic health and wellbeing.

2:15 pm          Break

2:30 pm          Closing Worship Service                                                               Rev. Marie King

3:00 pm          Adjourn

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.  3 John 2

Creative Sabbath Opportunities:

  • Chat with clergy sisters
  • Spend time alone with God utilizing one of the contemplative prayer resources
  • Interactive prayer stations
  • Explore the outdoors
  • Create a craft
  • Self-guided prayer walk
  • Restorative yoga practice 1:00 pm