Join us for a day of feeding your spirit. Our retreat theme, Nourishing Our Souls, will be presented by Rev. Donna Trinko during our morning gathering. There will be time for getting to know one another, praising God, and small group sharing, and exploring new ways to nourish your soul. We're sure you'll leave with food for your soul and an ongoing hunger for more.
Registration forms are available at the Connection Center at either of our church locations. Or register online right here. Or download the registration form (with activity descriptions) here.
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
— Psalm 63: 1, 5 (NIV)
For more information contact Linda Kviz, 630.898.3165
Activity 1 - Prayer Experience
Information on many types of prayer to enrich your soul. Try out a few in this interactive prayer lab. Led by Kim Bockay.
Activity 2a - Contemplative Journaling
Experience God connection through reflection on written thoughts and images. Led by Linda Kviz.
Activity 2b - Body Movement/Dance
Experience connecting with God through 'soul movement' with your body. Led by Jeanette Abrams.
Activity 3a - Health for Your Soul
Presentation on how the words you speak and the thoughts you think nourish your soul. What we think and what we speak not only shapes and nourishes our souls, it is also essential for the health and wellness of our bodies. A simple thought or affirmation can change your life, one thought at a time. Led by Roberta Wojcik.
Activity 3b - Health for Your Mind
Presentation on how quiet time with Lectio Divina (sacred reading) benefits your soul. Experience this contemplative practice of slow pondering of Scripture by reading, reflecting, responding, and resting. Led by Patti Van Dorn.
Activity 4 - Soul Collages (no art training needed)
Nurture the creative within as you explore God speaking through the words, images, and other objects you assemble. Led by Linda Kviz, Jeanette Abrams, and Rae Gillett