November 28-30, 2023 with Anne Simpkinson
“The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them.
If stories come to you, care for them.
And learn to give them away where they are needed.
Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.”
– Barry Lopez, Crow and Weasel
All of us have myriad stories to tell. Some involve our family history, spiritual journey, experiences in Nature, or a life-changing situation. Stories can take many forms, but the most compelling are the ones written from the heart, those that move us and sometimes transform both the writer and reader. Writing from the heart demands attentiveness, honesty, courage, and a commitment to engage with a creative process that pulls us into the unknown where we are often surprised at what surfaces. It’s a journey of discovery. And presence and prayer can help us along that journey.
For reservations, call to inquire at 917.594.5800. Limited rooms are available.
December 22–26, 2023
Celebrate the birth of our savior in community! Unplug from this busy season and enjoy a festive, meaningful Christmas as Advent alights into Christmas. Participate in prayer, reflection, and community Christmastime activities, including carol singing, cookie decorating, walks in the quiet woods, conversations around the tree, and worship by candlelight. And if there’s snow, the sledding hill is waiting!
With the Kingdom of Judah on the brink of catastrophe, Jeremiah is thrown into a well and left to die. In an act of breathtaking tenderness, an Ethiopian eunuch rescues Jeremiah – and his prophetic voice. If you don’t know this story, you are not alone! We’ll ponder the fascinating tale of Jeremiah’s rescue alongside the parable of the Good Samaritan. When an obscure story meets a familiar one, you can bet surprises are in store. Join us for a weekend of exploration, intrigue, and excellent conversation.
For reservations, call to inquire at 917.594.5800.