It's not uncommon to get to the end of Advent feeling exhausted, sensing we missed the good news of God With Us in a season of buying and busyness.
The Advent Retreat provides time and space to be present to God. It's an opportunity to attune yourself to the "still, small voice" as you prepare your heart for the wonder of Christmas. Through focused teaching segments and guided exercises, retreat facilitator Andrea Hampton will help you quiet yourself and listen.
In addition to the short, directed sessions that will take place throughout the retreat, you will have ample time to rest and relax. Whether you find a chair overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, enjoy a long walk in nature, or go back to your room and take a nap, the schedule is designed to help you disconnect from your normal pace so that you can be attentive to God.
If 2020 has you longing for an experience that will help you reorient your heart towards Christ, the Advent Retreat may be exactly what you're looking for.
Andrea Hampton and Tom Ward talk about the upcoming Advent Retreat, their own experiences with silence and solitude, and the benefits of setting aside intentional time and space to hear from God.
If you're new to the process, here are some helpful tips from Andrea, a veteran of silent retreats:
We want you to come to Sandy Cove healthy and stay healthy, which will require all of us working together and making some adjustments. Some of this includes:
Please take time to CLICK HERE and read through the specifics on what we will do, and what we are asking you to do in response to the threat of COVID-19 and the desire for us all to be healthy.
If you are uncomfortable for any reason with these things, or unable to participate in any of the expectations we are asking of the community, we ask that you wait to attend until a time when fewer restrictions may be required.
But if you have read through it and agree that we can make it by working together (but apart) then we hope you will think about joining us.