A Thriving Spiritual Community

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Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

Annisquam Village Church Logo

Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

A Thriving Spiritual Community

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Embracing the Holy Mystery: AVC Summer Solstice Retreat

Embracing the Holy Mystery: AVC Summer Solstice Retreat

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Friday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 23, at noon

Join retreat leaders Rick Blue, Lindsay Crouse, Rev. Carla Mattioli, and Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault for an interspiritual retreat. (Housing is not provided.) Meals on Saturday are provided. Deadline to register is June 11th.

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Retreat Fee: $150 - $200 (sliding scale): includes Saturday night’s “Square de Lune” A Contra-Square Dance at the Annisquam Village Hall (June 22 @ 7:00 p.m.).

Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Register for Retreat

Pay Retreat Fee

Itinerary

FRIDAY 6-21

7:00 p.m.  REGISTRATION at AVC

7:30 p.m.  WELCOME & INTRODUCTION – Crouse property – North Bennett Street

8:15 p.m.  CENTERING TEXT FROM CHRISTIAN TRADITION: Mark 4:35-41

8:30 p.m.  Qigong for Summer Solstice

9:00 p.m.  PUJA inspired by Gunilla Norris’ “Evening Prayer”

SATURDAY 6-22

8:00 a.m.  QIGONG TO BALANCE THE ELEMENTS with Carla

9:00 a.m.  BREAKFAST/COFFEE

9:30 a.m.  OPENING PRAYER & MEDITATION

10:00 a.m.  SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FOR INNER PEACE 1

A)  Art as a Spiritual Practice Part I with Rev. Carla

B)  Lectio Divina (Christian contemplative practice) with Rev. Sue

C)  MEDITATION practice with Rick & Lindsay

12:00 p.m.  LUNCH

1:00 p.m.  SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FOR INNER PEACE 2

A)  Art as a Spiritual Practice – Part II- (Eurythmy Movement) with Rev. Carla

B)  Metta Meditation (an Interspiritual approach) with Rev. Sue

C)  MEDITATION practice with Rick & Lindsay

2:30 p.m.  BREAK

3:00 p.m. SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FOR INNER PEACE 3

A)  Breath Practice for Peace & Color Healing with Rev. Carla

B)  Forest Bathing with Rev. Sue

C)  Meditation with Rick and Lindsay

4:30 p.m.  BREAK

4:45 p.m.  CLOSING THE AFTERNOON / REFLECTING ON THE DAY

5:30 p.m.  TAKE AWAY DINNER

7:00 p.m.  “Square de Lune” Dance at the Annisquam Village Hall with the Long Time Travelers

SUNDAY 6-23

10:00 a.m.   WORSHIP

REPAST