Workshops, Speakers, and Retreats

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. Nursing mothers and babies are welcome. Price is $180 per person, and is all inclusive. Scholarships available. Please register by Friday October 20. Child care can be reserved in advance, and will be available at the church on Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., to provide rest or a break for the partner staying at home. There is no additional cost to attendees for child care. Registration questions? Contact Martha Salazar or the Rev. Katie Wright. Child care reservations can be made via email to Laura Faulk, St. David’s child care coordinator. The deadline to register for child care is Friday, October 20.

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)