Workshops, Speakers, and Retreats

The Three D’s of Advanced Care Planning: Decide, Discuss, Document

Monday, Sept 11: How to Decide What You Want and Who Will Speak for You If You’re Unable
Monday, Sept 18: How to Discuss Your End-of-Life Wishes with Your Loved Ones and Health Care Professionals
Monday, Sept: 25: How to Document Your End-of-Life Wishes So Everyone Is On the Same Page
Each of these will meet 10-11:30 a.m.

Growing in Wisdom and Compassion – A Spiritual Intelligence Workshop

This half-day, interactive workshop will explore the four areas of spiritual intelligence development: knowing yourself, knowing your world, self mastery, and social mastery/spiritual presence. You will be introduced to the SQ21 spiritual intelligence assessment and how it helps you identify areas for personal growth. Laura Savage-Rains, EdD, a certified spiritual intelligence coach, will also relate the skills of spiritual intelligence to the spiritual disciplines and biblical models of spiritual transformation.

Laura Savage-Rains, EdD, leadership and ministry coach, speaker, and author, has taught in universities and seminaries in various countries, worked in both local churches and denominational entities, served overseas as a missionary, and currently writes and speaks about leadership. Learn more on her website where she blogs weekly.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $25 paid to the presenter, please bring a brown bag lunch

Women’s Retreat: Wonder Woman? Divine, Human & Otherwise

Don your mythical cape and escape for this year’s Women’s Retreat weekend. Our theme shamelessly steals from this summer’s blockbuster film. How do we remember that while we are beloved children of God and Christ lives in us, there is a God and we are not it? How do we imagine and embrace the female side of God, when imagining and seeing female power is still unexpected–like in this movie? How do we, as women, tap the Divine –and our Episcopal tradition–to give us the power and love to take on a meaningful personal journey to renew, and not exhaust, ourselves along the way? The Rev. Katie Wright will guide our discussion and lead us on retreat. Mixed with food for thought and salve for the soul, are big spaces of time to do what you like, whether quiet time alone or time with others. Make a craft, make music, walk the trails or maybe the labyrinth.  You don’t have to plan or decide ahead. We have Eucharist. We snack, have happy hours, talk and share. It’s a women’s retreat, after all.

This year we have space for 32, first-come, first-served. One room houses two women and comes with private bath. Arrangements can be made for a single room, for an additional cost.

Questions? Email Martha Salazar  or the Rev. Katie Wright.

Dates: October 27 – 29
Location: Cedarbrake Retreat Center, Belton, TX
Leader: Rev. Katie Wright

Lebh Shomea Silent Retreat

Most of our lives are busy, hectic, and noisy. Whether we feel run down or want to prevent that feeling, Lebh Shomea can be an antidote for our souls. Run by a core community of progressive Catholic hermits, this place offers a gift to the world: An interruption in the routine of our daily lives that can allow God’s presence to be felt in new and different ways.

Location: Lebh Shomea, Sarita, TX
Date: November 3-5
Cost: $120 plus a contribution for mileage (scholarships available)

Men’s Retreat “Church in the Wildwood”

A weekend retreat to a working ranch in the Texas Hill Country, blessed by the peace of the countryside and the joys of God’s Creation, and featuring a mix of good food, good fellowship, and several planned devotionals,  guided by Fr. Chuck Treadwell, and fed by Chef Ray Trono.

Dates: October 13-16
Location: El Segundo Ranch, Kimble County, 20 miles SW of Junction, TX
Leader: Rev. Chuck Treadwell
Registration: Opens after Labor Day