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The Interior Garden…Nurturing the Seeds of the Soul – WOW Retreat

December 14, 2009 by  
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Saturday, January 16 – Sunday, January 17


How like a garden are our lives!  The metaphors of soil, seeds, weeds and weather carry meanings that extend far beyond the garden fence! 


This year’s women’s retreat, led by Pastor Suzan Hawkinson, will be centered around the book The Song of the Seed by Macrina Wiederkehr. The retreat will be an experience of mending and tending all that is pressing forth to live within us. Relying on the word of God and God’s whispers over each one of us, we’ll explore together what it means to clear the ground of the soul, to distinguish good grain and troublesome weeds, and to take in the gifts of life for growth. 


On Saturday, the women will meet at the Church at 8am.to depart for Mariawald Retreat Center in Reading, PA, an hour and 15 minute drive. The Center offers comfortable accommodations with each room having multiple twin beds, room bathrooms, and a lovely view of the grounds. Space for walking, for thinking, and for renewal will be available on the grounds and in the schedule. Meals are prepared by the Sisters who make their home at the Center. The Retreat will conclude Sunday at noon.


The cost of the Retreat will be $60.00 per person which includes lodging, all meals, and study materials.  Please plan to bring a Bible, along with casual and comfortable clothes, warm clothes for walking, and favorite snacks to share. Registrations are due by January 4, 2010.


Plan to come on out to the “garden” and join other women at this winter’s WOW Retreat. We’ll play and work together…we’ll laugh and cry some…and rest and just be.


Please complete the registration below and return along with $60.00 (Checks payable to Wallingford Presbyterian Church) to the Church Office no later than January 4, 2010. Questions? Please call the Church Office.


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