December 22-26, 2022
Celebrate the birth of our savior in community! Unplug from this busy season and enjoy a festive, meaningful Christmas as Advent alights into Christmas. Limited spots still available!
January 6-8, 2023 with Nate Wall
No book of the Bible maps the landscape of love—human and divine—like the Song of Songs. For centuries the Song’s depiction of love’s push-and-pull has fed Christian devotion. Unsurprisingly, some of the ancient poem’s best interpreters have been poets. On this retreat we will venture into the Song of Songs accompanied by Christian poets old and new, including St. John of the Cross, Christina Rossetti and Kimberly Johnson. As guides to the Song, their poems will help us explore the ups and downs of life with a God who comes and goes and comes again.
Nate Wall is a student of the Hebrew Bible and its afterlife. As a PhD candidate at Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) Nate writes about the exegetical habits of John Donne, the 17th century poet-preacher. He currently teaches undergraduates at Redeemer University (Hamilton) and serves as Scholar-in-Residence at Church of the Redeemer (Toronto).
January 27-29, 2023 with Summerlee Staten and Kathy Bozzuti-Jones
What does it mean to be following God’s path? How can we hear God’s voice even in times of “wilderness”: seasons of change, doubt, and uncertainty? Join us for a nourishing weekend focusing on Trinity Church Wall Street’s core value of Faith. We will consider the Bible, poetry, and the way of God in wilderness seasons with conversations by the fire, dynamic teaching, vibrant conversations, and prayerful meditation.
February 17-19, 2023 with Mark Bozzuti-Jones and Kathy Bozzuti-Jones
Longing is at the heart of the spiritual journey, giving it direction and purpose, evidence of God’s gift of grace alive in us. This retreat affirms our holy longings to be known, for relationship, security, respect, meaning, joy, peace, and more. Come for a time of quiet listening to the still small voice of God through selections of poetry by Lucille Clifton, Howard Thurman, Rumi, James Baldwin, Mary Oliver and more.
February 24-26, 2023, with Mary Davenport
Reflect on stewardship, creation care, and spiritual practice while creating textiles in a community of makers at the Trinity Retreat Center. Learn the basics of spinning fiber into yarn and join in workshops on weaving, knitting, and crochet. Delve into the history of textiles and the modern global garment industry, explore fiber arts as a spiritual practice, and connect with your creative and crafty side. Open to all levels!
March 3-5, 2023 with Heather Sisk
Mary Magdalene as disciple, witness, and prophet is one of our strongest role models for understanding the elements that emerge on a spiritual journey. These elements do not follow in a necessary order but cycle within us as we grow into deeper awareness of the movement of the divine encounter. Through lecture, reflection and meditation we will consider healing and forgiveness, discernment, witness, abiding, and transformation during this Lenten retreat.
April 6-9, 2023 with Mark Bozzuti-Jones
Easter weekend, the retreat center observes the rhythm of the holiest time on the Christian calendar. Reflect throughout Holy Week, moving intentionally in liturgy, community, and prayer from Maundy Thursday to Holy Saturday, followed by a festive brunch on Easter Day. Come join in a participatory, immersive experience celebrating the circle of life and Christian faith: from life, to death, to resurrection, to larger life!
April 18-20, 2023 with Michelle Meech
Centering prayer is a method for deepening our awareness and feeling God’s presence in our lives. This retreat uses the Enneagram as a lens for spiritual work and reflection. We will also make use of experiential exercises in small and large groups to give the space needed to go deeper in our work with the Enneagram.
May 2-4, 2023 with Anthony Guillén, Nancy Frausto, and Mark Bozzuti-Jones
Calling all Spanish and Portuguese speakers to a time of rest, retreat, story-sharing, laughter, and prayer! This retreat will explore spiritual practices and storytelling in a way that nurtures the soul and uplifts the Spirit, drawing from the tradition and culture of the Hispanic, Latino, Latinx Communities. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in various spiritual practices and to reminisce about their childhood spiritual grounding honoring the stories of the “abuelitas” in their lives.
May 26-28, 2023 with experts from the Emily Winthrop Miles Audubon Sanctuary and Mark Bozzuti-Jones
Birds play an inspiring role in God’s creation: a dove carrying an olive branch signaled the end of the Genesis flood. In Psalm 104, birds “sing among the branches.” In Matthew 6:26, Jesus encourages us to “look at the birds of the air.” During this retreat, learn firsthand how birding can enrich our spiritual lives as we spend a spring weekend contemplating the gifts of God’s creation and bird-watching in the Trinity Forest.
June 2-4, 2023 with Mark Bozzuti-Jones
As is true of our own and our ancestors' stories, the parables of Jesus reveal deepening layers of complexity and wisdom. This retreat focuses on the interplay of parables in the Gospel of Mark, selected spirituals, and our own stories of resistance, faith, and hope.
June 13-15, 2023 with Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes, Andrew Wilkes and Mark Bozzuti-Jones
“Come away by yourselves and rest awhile.” (Mark 6:31) Lay and ordained people from across the African diaspora are invited to come together for prayer, rest, walks, and the sharing of stories. We will use the book Psalms for Black Lives: Reflections for the Work of Liberation, by the Rev. Drs. Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes and Andrew Wilkes, for reflection, conversation and faith sharing. Come away and rest; then leave energized to love and serve the Lord.
June 22-25, 2023 with Kelly Latimore
Join one of the most celebrated artists of contemporary religious icons for a weekend workshop dedicated to prayerfully creating art depicting “God in plain sight.” Latimore’s icons often substitute figures from classic Bible imagery with figures representing the marginalized and the oppressed, such as “Mama,” a pietà icon, in which Jesus resembles the late George Floyd and “Refugees: La Sagrada Familia,” in which the flight to Egypt is interpreted as Latinx immigrants crossing the desert.
June 30-July 2, 2023 with Laura Alexander and Mark Bozzuti-Jones
In Genesis, God calls creation “good” six times before humans are even created. Join us to explore the ecological crisis through the lens of liberation theology, a weekend for prayer, meditation, confession, and listening for God’s heartbeat in nature and among creation's most vulnerable.
July 28-30, 2023 with Mark Bozzuti-Jones
What does it mean to say that Jesus is Lord of the Dance? How is dance a metaphor for spiritual living? What is the relationship between movement and prayer? This retreat explores these questions, considering the spirituality of the popular dance music forms like reggae and samba, as expressed in the music/lyrics of Bob Marley of Jamaica and Gilberto Gil of Brazil.
August 11-13, 2023 with the Litchfield Hills Astronomy Club, Summerlee Staten, and Mark Bozzuti-Jones
Spend the weekend of the Perseids Meteor Shower watching the ocean of stars above and exploring time, space, and the universe through the dual lenses of science and the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Astronomers will lead a star-watching party, and the weekend also features art, music, lectures, and prayer.
September 8-10, 2023 with Julia Phillips and Mark Bozzuti-Jones
Join the retreat center’s culinary staff during the harvest for farm-to-table wellness and renewal. Spend time in silent, contemplative harvesting on the retreat center’s farm, taking mindful walks along the Housatonic River, and gathering for simple, healthy meals around a common table.
September 12-14, 2023 with John Deuel, Bill Cruse, and Mark Bozzuti-Jones
“Come away by yourselves and rest awhile.” (Mark 6:31) This retreat offers an opportunity for people of the LGBTQ+ community to come together for guided prayer, rest, reflection, walks, the sharing of stories, and contemplation using poetry and scripture. We’ll enjoy nature, good food, and participate in the rhythm of prayer. The second day will be a 24-hour silent experience.
October 10-12, 2023 with Mary Davenport
No matter who we are or where we live, our lives depend on bodies of water. In this retreat we'll draw from scripture, from science, and from the waters of the Housatonic River for spiritual growth. In the Bible, the sea is both the site of chaos and the womb of creation; we'll spend some time exploring biblical passages about water in light of process theology, one of the most challenging and interesting turns in contemporary theological thought.
October 17-19, 2023 with Michelle Meech
Who are we called to become? Most Enneagram workshops focus primarily on the personality, or what Richard Rohr calls the “False Self.” This workshop/retreat takes participants beyond the Enneagram of personality and offers us a glimpse of how the different facets of God’s wisdom are truly written on our hearts.
November 3-5, 2023 with William Campbell
Join us for a weekend of guided prayer drawn from Ignatian spirituality: an adaptation of "The Spiritual Exercises" by St. Ignatius of Loyola. St. Ignatius divided the exercises into four weeks. This retreat includes sessions informed by each week, as well as invitations to pray by remembering, examining, meditating, thinking, contemplating, and imagining.
November 22-26, 2023
The centerpiece of this week will be the Thanksgiving meal. But every day will be a celebration, with activities and time to reflect on our blessings. Prayer, worship, and community reflection will punctuate our late-autumn days together in the New England woods. Come for just a few days or the whole week!
Dec. 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!