Growing With Our God Images
During this retreat we will explore how our god images must change as we reshape our broken stories within life’s realities. We will delve into our own life thresholds that have forced us to retell our stories. We will consider god images we’ve had to (or need to) abandon as we’ve outgrown them, as well as inviting a bigger god to fill those spaces. I will provide input on spiritual growth and god images, sharing from my new book OMG: Growing With Our God Images. There will be time for quiet, being outdoors, sharing and worship.
Rev. Mary Ellen Ashcroft, PhD, received her PhD in English from the University of MN, and completed ordination requirements at Cambridge University where she was a fellow in The Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies. She has written a number of books, including Dogspell and The Magdalene Gospel, which have been translated into a number of languages. After many years as an literature and writing professor, Mary Ellen Ashcroft, now lives in Grand Marais, where she is a writer, teacher, retreat leader, wilderness guide, spiritual director, leader of Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church and grandmother. Her book, OMG: Growing With Our God Images will be published summer 2018.
Registration: February 25-April 1st
$85 for a double room; $35 for Commuters
February 23 March 9 March 23
Adults $10 Children 12 and under $5
Take-out orders available
Benefits Habitat for Humanity
Lissa Barker gave a presentation about our global outreach this morning during Adult Education. You can download the slideshow in either Powerpoint or PDF format, or you can view the slides in your browser (click on the slides to view them full size).
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church cordially invites you to join us on Saturday, November 4 for a Living Well with Living Compass Workshop.
RSVP to the church office at 614-766-2664 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.
St. Patrick’s Wellness Day Schedule and Description, Saturday, November 4, 2017
Morning Session: 9:00—12:00 “Living Well with Loving Compass: A Wellness Mini-Retreat”
At the morning Living Well with Living Compass, participants will:
*Gain an understanding of a Christian approach to wellness.
*Gain an understanding of a wholistic approach to wellness.
*Experience some “light” self-reflection about where their lives are in or out of balance.
*Create a small step they can take to enhance their balance and wellness.
Afternoon Workshop: 1:00-3:00pm “Envisioning the Church as a Center of Wellness for Adults, Teens, and Parents Both in Your Church and the Greater Community”
Wellness is a very popular topic in our culture today, but it is nothing new to the church, where we have been talking about wellness and wholeness for 2,000 years. Wellness offerings that integrate spirituality and wellness for adults, parents, teens, and families are an ideal way to reach beyond the walls of our church and into the wider community, as well as a way to deepen a culture of wellness within our congregation.
Join Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, co-founders and creators of the Living Compass Faith & Wellness Ministry, for a fun and informative workshop on how congregations can become centers of wellness in their communities. Scott, an Episcopal priest, pastoral counselor, and retreat leader for 35 years is the author of Your Living Compass: Living Well in Thought, Word, and Deed, published by Church Publishing.” Holly has a background as a grade school and high school teacher, and is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the co-author of the Teen Compass and the Parent Wellness Compass and serves and oversees all the family wellness resources for Living Compass.
Participants in the afternoon workshop will:
*Learn about a Christian based understanding and approach to wellness that is grounded in Scripture and the traditions of the Church.
*Learn how wellness offerings are an ideal bridge to help congregations connect with the felt-needs of adults, parents, teens, and families in their larger communities.
*Learn about specific ideas that have worked in other churches and communities.
*Learn how to support and expand wellness offerings in their church.
February 28 – 6:00-8:00pm
Come and eat delicious food prepared by the men of St. Patrick’s.
Plenty of food and great fun for all.
Set-up at 4pm
“A Window to the Soul: An Enneagram Retreat”
Facilitated by Chris Harnden and Barbara Hubbell –
Spiritual Directors and Retreat Coordinators
for Soul Wisdom at Gilgal Farm, Lancaster, OH
The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that identifies nine different personality styles. This retreat will offer each participant the opportunity to identify her particular type and to learn its gifts and its challenges. The self-discovery that results will pave the way to a more fulfilling life, healthier relationships, and a life-changing connection with her True Essence.
Registration is open until March 19.
Registration Women’s RETREAT 2017
Additional resources for descriptions of the nine types and a test to discover your types.
A one-day, off-site retreat for the men of St. Patrick’s has been planned for Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Pickerington). In addition to planned, content-rich large group and small break-out sessions, there will be time for rest and reflection, fun and friendship, in a truly relaxing location. Who among us wouldn’t benefit from a little R&R, joined by our Christian Brothers. Please join us! Space is limited! Please remit payment of $45 directly to the St. Patrick’s office by February 19.