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Young Adult Friends Midwinter Retreat
For Quakers, there is a constant striving to live intentionally; to connect one's spiritual experience and inner wisdom to our every outward action. Friends use spiritual practices, worship, and relationships in community to learn how to live lives that are more aligned & harmonious--when we do this we experience clarity, relief, peace, and joy. Sounds simple right? Well, the truth is that to live intentionally takes...umm...intention! And setting aside time to practice, reflect, try out new actions, and then reflect some more.
At our Midwinter Retreat, we'll create a space where we can explore what it means to live with intention in a variety of ways: trying out new spiritual practices, building supportive friendships, getting real about obstacles, and making space to examine our own experiences. We will also spend some time exploring what it means for our own retreat community to be a space of shared intentions.
The program is designed for young adults with any level of background knowledge about Quakerism. Beyond the structured program, this gathering is a time to make connections, relax, eat, play, laugh, walk in the woods, and start the new year off right.
To register: please fill out this Google Form.
Cost: sliding scale / pay-as-led $0-$120.
And, a recap:
Where: Woolman Hill Retreat Center, Deerfield, MA
When: Thurs Jan 4 (7pm) to Sunday Jan 7 (noon). If you can't make it for the whole time, sign up for part-time!
Why: Spending time together; spiritual exploration; fun and games
Who: You! Friends! Invite peeps!
Additional bonus: Saturday night there will be a coffee house (aka talent show, but you don't have to have a "talent") and a gift swap -- so bring a talent/not-talent and something you spent about $5 on!