Events

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Sacred Church – Sinful Church: Creating a community of lamentation and hope

November 20, 2021 – November 21, 2021

A weekend retreat for folks who have been hurt by the church they love. Using shared storytelling and prayer, Fr. Bill Nordenbrock will lead participants through lamentation to renewed hope.

Nature’s Revelation: ‘Every Common Bush Afire with God’

Nature’s Revelation: ‘Every Common Bush Afire with God’

September 18, 2021

Our verdant 30-acre campus will be a prayerbook for a guided meditation on the power of God’s creation. Then we’ll give expression to our brush with the Divine through art: drawing, painting, dancing, poetry, journaling, music, photography — however the Spirit moves you.

Respect Life Challenge: A Call to Action

Respect Life Challenge: A Call to Action

October 2, 2021 – October 30, 2021

Join the Renewal Center on Saturday mornings in October for a series of discussions marking Respect Life Month. Meet people active in ministries that defend the “incomparable and inviolable worth of every human life.” Topics include: elder abuse, gun violence, mothers of homicide victims, the death penalty and more. An in-person and Zoom event.

Repairers of the Breach: Reconciling Division, Healing Community

September 25, 2021

Like the early church in Corinth, we struggle with division and disunity, but St. Paul tells us that we have been given “the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5, 18). This day of reflection will explore what that means and what we need for that ministry.

Mystic Chocolate for Body and Soul

Mystic Chocolate for Body and Soul

September 1, 2021 – September 29, 2021

God’s grace is rich, extravagant and luscious. What better metaphor for God’s grace than chocolate! This chocolate-themed study series will help us learn more about God’s abundant grace while building relationships with other women.

Taizé for September: Prayers for the New School Year

Taizé for September: Prayers for the New School Year

September 2, 2021

On Sept 2, we gather to prayer that Christ the Teacher will send the Holy Spirit for this new school year. We need the Holy Spirit not just in our classrooms, but in our daily circles of activity: in family life, at work, at church and in our social activities. Come, Holy Spirit, come.

Natural Connections: An immersion experience for youth

Natural Connections: An immersion experience for youth

August 4, 2021

First, we’ll explore our relationships with nature using the trails, trees and flowers on our campus, and then we’ll express that experience in painting.

Taizé for August: Uniting Divided Communities

Taizé for August: Uniting Divided Communities

August 5, 2021

We gather in August to pray for unity in this time of division and discord in our church, country and world. On Aug. 5, we will pray for unity and recommit ourselves to working for reconciliation and peace in our communities.

Taizé for July: For healing and renewal

July 1, 2021

In-person offerings resume July 1 with an ecumenical, meditative prayer experience using music, chants and scripture. The service will also be live-streamed. The theme: prayers for healing and renewal.

Step away for awhile, renew your mind and spirit

June 4, 2021 – June 6, 2021

A Stay-at-Home Directed Retreat is a personally guided prayer experience over three days. Each retreatant meets with a spiritual director daily for reflection and spiritual discernment.