Retreat: Oasis for Creativity, Prayer and Connection


Our next network gathering will be a retreat at Sisters of Charity Monastery in Mount St. Joseph's Ohio, near Cincinnati, pictured above May 19-20, 2017. It will be a time for spiritual renewal with others around the network. This is a retreat, and accommodations are on sight. The accommodations include rooms ranging from $30, $35 and $40. Most rooms are twin bed, single occupancy, with a common bathroom. There are a few exceptions ($35 and $40 rooms), but availability will not be known until later. Let us know of any medical necessities you may have with the accommodations. You can always stay off site at hotels listed below, which are near-by. We do not have any special rate at those hotels. Monasteries typically included schools and dorms which is the reason for the accommodations.  There will be food available on site, Friday night supper $7, breakfast Saturday $5, and lunch (dinner) mid-day Saturday $10.
Please let us know if you are renting a room(s), or if you will purchase meals (which ones and how many). They have dietary options of various kinds, in a buffet style set up.
Registration for the gathering is $25, for the space rentals and materials. If you reserve a room, the cost will be 30 per room (or 35/45). The food for all three meals is $22. You will need to send a check for this amount with your registration. For example, the retreat with all three meals and one room total would be $77. If you do a room offsite, you will reserve and pay on your own, so the cost would be $47. These payments will be made to LifeJourney Church and sent to Pastor David, 2959 E 55th Pl Indianapolis, IN 46220.

Registration forms and fliers are forth coming.
Oasis for Creativity, Prayer and Connection
Spring 2017 Retreat Agenda

Friday May 19
In order to have as much time for you and God, we are inviting everyone to arrive at 2pm so we can gather at 3pm. We realize that there may be some who cannot arrive this early, but this will give us time to catch up with each other, offer some ice breaker opportunities, and start talking about ways of prayer.

This will be followed with Fellowship dinner in dining hall (5:30), a Gathering Worship, and more connection and fellowship time.

Consider something you need to let go of or give up for the weekend, and place it on the altar, even in writing as a symbol, in order to allow yourself to walk closer with Jesus this weekend.
Saturday morning May 20
After a 7:30 breakfast, there will be a morning prayer and meditation time.  Following will be a short discussion on the prayer stations that will be available for the morning time. You will have time to discover various forms of prayer in the morning, and have some time on your own to spend in quiet with God.

Saturday Afternoon May 20
After noon time lunch, there will be a prayer and creativity art workshop. If you were with us last year, this will be a similar exercise as we did last year. It was a true blessing for all, no matter what skills we brought to the table.
Monastery Address
Sisters of Charity
Spirituality Center
5900 Delhi Rd
Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051
Hotel 6 miles from Monastery...
Quality Inn & Suites - Cincinnati 
$70/night  - 1-800-916-1392
800 West 8th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203 US

Fall Gathering Later in 2017 will take place at MCC Paducah. More information is to coming soon.