Sandy Bisdee will lead United Church families and friends through a retreat-like experience in the quiet and inviting trails of the beautiful Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, 1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd, Whitsett, NC 27377.
This afternoon experience has been designed exclusively for UCCH, so we’ll take time to get to know each other and learn about beholding practices as a group. Then we’ll try these practices for ourselves, individually and in pairs,noticing the colors, shapes, sounds and movement along the paths we follow. A fresh and renewing calm and peace will slowly wash over us as we become ever more aware of and connected to the life around us. When we return from our “Earthwalk,” we’ll do some journaling or sketching about what we’ve observed– especially where we saw or felt God’s presence. We’ll conclude by sharing our observations and receiving God’s gifts of grace through an outdoor service of communion.
~Children ages six and older, as well as parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, mentors are welcome to join us for this unique and uplifting afternoon. There is no charge for the retreat but as space is limited participants must sign up in advance. Please contact Susan Steinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.