Like to be part of something where you are not always the leader?
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Travelling away from home and still want to be part of a group back here?
There are some of the reasons people have signed up for E-retreats.
Retreats Published Online
Upcoming Email Retreats
Summer Sheets: Opening Scripture Stories in Fresh Ways | More Info & Register
Creation: Loving Earth – Reflections from Four Traditions | More Information & Registering Soon
Advent Personal eRetreat 2014 : Whole Hearted-Waiting | More Info & Register
Advent 2014 A Small Group Study for Adult Groups – Working Graces| More Info | Poster | Sample | Register
Twelve Days of Christmas: Seasonings |More Info | Sample | Register
Lent Adult Study 2015: | More Info | Register
Lent Personal Email 2015: | More Info | Sample | Register
Workshops at the Maritime Conference Centre
Women in Ministry Retreat Day, April 24, 2014 | More Info & Register
Godly Play Core Training | More Info Registration | May 31. September 20 and October 18.
2013 Children’s Spirituality II October 3-4| More Info to Come | Register
Art & Spirituality Day | More Info to Come
Preaching as Spiritual Practice | More Info to Come
Workshops with new Doctors of Ministry | More Info to Come
Book Study Webinars | More Info to Come
SEASONINGS- The Twelve Days of Christmas Email By Janice MacLean Register below Ultimately what I loved about Seasonings is that it seemed like this unassuming little piece: a recipe here, a book there, maybe a prayer. But somehow I came away each time caring more deeply for the person you were profiling, many whom I know, and some I don’t. And being thankful that we are all in this together. Enter the New Year in the company of twelve folk who share the newest recipe they tried or the dish they bring to a potluck, (Maybe even the...read more
We .. are … that. Coiled within the acorn is a true self. But the oak tree of myself can come into being only if it lets go its acorn. – Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Way of Being Advent Email Retreats: Whole-Hearted Waiting ($15) Written by Janice MacLean We live in a hurried world and this time of year can hurry us more. This personal email retreat offers a slowing pause in the midst hurriedness yet flexibility to take time when it is...read more
WORKING GRACES: An Advent Small Group Study This four week study for small groups is based on the The Letters used in the Lectionary readings for Advent. The President, Gloria Churchill and Janice MacLean reflect on Faith, Hope, and Love. These “Working Graces” inform our mission and identity in congregations. You will receive: Four downloadable audio recordings (8-10 minutes each). A printed script of the audio recordings. NEW! Leader’s Page with suggested process including discussion questions & suggestions for a...read more
Register now for the the Advent 2014 Small Group Study and/or Email Retreat For more information about the Small Group Study, WORKING GRACES, or the Email Retreat, WHOLE HEARTED WAITING Click here: INFO ADVENT 2014. PLEASE NOTE: When you register you will receive an email confirmation immediately. If you do not, please contact Janice at EMAIL Advent Retreats 2014 Register here for the small group study, Working Graces and/or the email...read more
Resources for Advent 2014 REGISTER HERE. WORKING GRACES: An Advent Small Group Study This four week study for small groups is based on the The Letters used in the Lectionary readings for Advent. The President, Gloria Churchill and I reflect on Faith, Hope, and Love. These “Working Graces” entwine and inform our mission and identity in congregations. You will receive: Four downloadable audio recordings (8-10 minutes each). A script of the audio recordings. Leader’s Page with suggested process including discussion...read more
Ready to Register? Click here. The 2014 Creation Study & Retreat – “Loving Earth.” You will meet four folk who share creation teachings and practices from their path or tradition. Meet Tina Bernard, Mi’kmaq. Kevin Anderson, Buddhist Linda Foy, Quaker (Society of Friends) Ivan Gregan, Celtic Christianity This resource may be used for group or personal retreat. You will receive Access by mid-July to a webpage with four downloadable audio recordings and discussion questions. These recordings can be downloaded and...read more
Summer Sheets “For five years now I’ve been living with the realization that the first words out of Jesus’ mouth in John’s gospel are a question.” – The Rev. Nigel Weaver. “It happened near the Sea of Galilee. People brought a man to Jesus who was deaf and suffered from a speech impediment.” – The Rev. Dr. Hugh Farquhar. “We are at a hinge time in our life as a congregation.” – The Rev. Catherine Smith “How on earth could they have passed him...read more
Opening Scripture in FRESH Ways Register to Receive Summer sheets below. Ten preachers and teachers offer their insights on scripture. Each beautifully designed sheet offers a creative reflection on a scripture story, evocative questions for discussion, and an inspiring image. Use Summer Sheets To start conversations around decks & pool-side in summer gatherings. As a basis for planning summer worship. An opening for meetings. A resource for a small group bible study. For personal meditation Cost $10 to Download (you will receive...read more
All the Way to Pentecost Receive a brief daily email prompting you to notice the Mystery of Easter each of the days leading to Pentecost. Below is a sample of the kind of emails you can expect. Click here to Read more or Register SAMPLE from Week 1: Practices for Keeping Easter Tuesday, April 28 Taste the Mystery Crossing the Threshold of the Day Get one raisin or one piece of orange or choose a bite of your breakfast. Take at least a minute to really chew your raisin or orange segment, roll it around your tongue, savour the juice....read more
A Retreat Day for Lay Women in Ministry Are you serving on a church committee, serving a UCW group, serving your neighbours or just needing a day away? You are welcome here! Join us on May Day. Thursday, May 1, 2014 Maritime Conference Centre 21 Wright St, Sackville, NB Hosted by Janice Maclean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment Thursday, May 1, 2014 Registration & Coffee at 9:45am – ending at 3pm * $25 or pay as you are able. Theme: A Festival of Blessings Conversation. Worship. Singing. Catered...read more