Silent Retreat at Camp Christian
ALL are invited!!
October 3rd-7th, 2022
We understand that not everyone has the ability to have a full week of retreat so you may come for as long as your schedule permits.
Jesus is known for taking time away to be in quiet solitude and prayer (Mark 1:35). He invites us to join him in spaces of quiet prayer today, though those times and places can be harder and harder to find. Especially with the demands of pastoral, clergy, and lay leadership in this past year, we are all needing quiet prayer now more than ever.
The Spiritual Life Committee of the Ohio Region issues an invitation on behalf of Christ Jesus to ALL who are weary and worn, exhausted and exasperated, to all who seem to have lost connection to the Source, to all who are in need of quiet time to come away by yourselves and rest awhile.
This is an opportunity to come to Camp Christian's Monroe Lodge for a do-it-yourself unstructured Silent Retreat. To keep costs down, we have simplified this Retreat as much as we were able, so there will be no food service. You are free to bring your own food or to go out to eat on your own . . . or even to fast as a spiritual discipline. You are free to walk among the trees and sit at the Vesper Spot or stay in the Lodge and sit by the fireplace. There will be no programs or schedules to interrupt your sleep or your time of quiet, because you will be in control of your time at Camp Christian.
An exciting addition to this year’s retreat is the opportunity for retreatants to participate in Spiritual Direction. The Ohio Region is blessed to have many trained Spiritual Directors and some of them have agreed to offer their services free of charge throughout the week. If you are interested in Spiritual Direction, please mark the appropriate day on the registration form. Exact times and locations at camp will then be provided to you personally. What a gift we are being given from these folks! We hope many will take advantage of it.
The cost for this retreat is based on your time at camp. We understand that not everyone has the ability to have a full week of retreat so you may come for as long as your schedule permits. The Retreat officially begins on Monday, October 3rd at any time you wish and ends on Friday, October 7th at 3:00 p.m. If you would like to arrive late on Sunday night (October 2nd) and stay over, you may do so for an additional fee.
Because we want to care for the physical health as well as the spiritual health of those on this retreat, proof of vaccination will be required for all participants. There may be additional requirements and recommendations as we continue to monitor Covid-19 and its variants and get updates from the Union County Health Department.
If you are in need of spiritual, physical, or emotional rest, we hope you can come away... and rest for a little while.
If you are unable to attend the retreat, you are invited to be in prayer support of the retreatants during this retreat . . . but if you cannot attend and are in need of prayers yourself, please email Rev. Beckie Linn Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org so the retreatants may offer prayer support for you.
If cost for this event is prohibitive, please email Spiritual Life Ministries Chairperson, Rev. Beckie Linn Gregory at email@example.com or Ohio Regional Pastor and President, Rev. Allen Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential assistance.