We All Need Hope: An Online Retreat with the Rev. Theodora Brooks


The word “Hope” is a common word in both secular and religious conversations. Those seeking elected office gain support by offering hope for a better tomorrow. As Christians hope is a part of our faith journey. The Catechism, on page 861 of the Book of Common Prayer, reminds us that “Christian hope is to live with confidence in newness and fullness of life, and to await the coming of Christ in glory, and the completion of God’s purpose for the world.”

But as important as hope is to our faith, there are times when God’s beloved children have felt the absence of hope. Life can be challenging, complex, and complicated. In the King James Version of Psalm 42:14-15 and 43:5-6, we hear the psalmist’s struggle but at the same time there is a plea to dig deep within and still hope in God who is the “health of my countenance and my God!” During our retreat we will sit with some of our heroes in the Bible as they struggled to remain hopeful.

This free retreat will take place over five half-hour sessions via the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page throughout the weekend at these times; all times are Eastern. Registration is not required.

  • Friday 7–7:30pm
  • Saturday 10–10:30am, 2–2:30pm, and 8–8:30pm
  • Sunday 4–4:30pm