Beginning Again….

At the beginning of each new octave there is a moment to reconsider, to refill and to make a Wish. To begin again we must first stop. We are offering this moment to stop, to take in the Spirit and to make our Wish as we enter into this new year. Please join us as we prayerfully engage this moment in community.

Five-Day Centering Prayer Retreat at Cedarbrake Renewal Center, Belton TX

January 14-18, 2021

Led by Barbara Cook

Dear Friends,

We look forward to the opportunity of joining with each of you in silence, intention, and love during this sacred time. Our retreat will be prayerful, quiet and spacious. We will have an opportunity to all join for Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, prayerful movement and celebration of the Eucharist. There will be times for spiritual companioning, if desired, and expansive spaces for time on one’s own — to walk in nature, to read, journal, watch video or simply to rest.

Check in begins Friday 4:00pm with dinner at 6pm CT, and concludes by 10:30am Tuesday.

If you are interested in participating complete the registration info below. Retreat price is $600 and includes a private room and all meals. Gluten free and non-dairy options are available for all meals. Optional massage therapy will be available at an extra cost.

As the retreat nears, COVID safety protocols for the retreat will be reviewed, based on local conditions, and communicated to all who have registered. Currently, masking is optional but encouraged when indoors and distancing is not feasible.

Realizing that January in Central Texas is a time when cedar pollen affects sinuses of many, in order to create a ‘sacred vessel’ for deep contemplation for this retreat, each person attending the retreat is asked to get a negative test for COVID within 48 hours of the retreat. Free rapid testing has been offered at HEB, Walgreen’s and CVS. On the registration lines below, your agreement to this will need to be selected to complete registration. You will not be asked to show proof of test results.

Online registration has closed. The retreat is full. To be on a wait list in the event a space opens, please call the church office at 512-347-9673.