Spiritual Life Ministries
“Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves . . .
and rest a while.”
Fall Silent Retreat
November 1st – 5th, 2021
Jesus is known for taking time away to be in quiet solitude and prayer (Mark 1:35). He invites us to join him in spaces of quiet prayer today, though those times and places can be harder and harder to find. Especially with the demands of pastoral, clergy, and lay leadership in this past year, we are all needing quiet prayer now more than ever.
The Spiritual Life Committee of the Ohio Region issues an invitation on behalf of Christ Jesus to ALL who are weary and worn, exhausted and exasperated, to all who seem to have lost connection to the Source, to all who are in need of quiet time to come away by yourselves and rest awhile.
This is an opportunity to come to Camp Christian's Monroe Lodge for a do-it-yourself unstructured Silent Retreat. To keep costs down, we have simplified this Retreat as much as we were able, so there will be no food service. You are free to bring your own food or to go out to eat on your own . . . or even to fast as a spiritual discipline. You are free to walk among the trees and sit at the Vesper Spot or stay in the Lodge and sit by the fireplace. There will be no programs or schedules to interrupt your sleep or your time of quiet, because you will be in control of your time at Camp Christian.
The cost for this retreat is based on your time at camp. We understand that not everyone has the ability to have a full week of retreat so you may come for as long as your schedule permits. The Retreat officially begins on Monday, November 1st at any time you wish and ends on Friday, November 5th at 3:00 p.m. If you would like to arrive late on Sunday night (October 31st) and stay over, you may do so for an additional fee.
Because we want to care for the physical health as well as the spiritual health of those on this retreat, proof of vaccination will be required for all participants. There may be additional requirements and recommendations as we continue to monitor the Delta Variant and get updates from the Union County Health Department.
If you are in need of spiritual, physical, or emotional rest, we hope you can come away... and rest for a little while.
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The Regional Spiritual Life Ministry meets at least once a year in person to plan for
Retreats at Camp Christian and to discuss possible new ministries for the Spiritual Life of Ohio. We also meet at the Minister's Retreat in February and have had some phone conference calls.
We feel we are expanding the programs at camp for creating community and giving new opportunity for ministers and laity to deepen their
Christian Spirituality. We hope and pray that God will bring in all of this, Transformation of body, mind and spirit. It is an effort to reach out beyond those we have been able to touch through the Ministers' Retreat to include other ministers and the laity of the church in Ohio and beyond.