2017 Emrich Retreats
“The Art of Being Together” Couples Retreat
Fri., Sept. 15th – Sat., Sept. 16th (Overnight)
Retreat Leaders: The Rev. Chris Yaw, Kathryn Uriel & Dr. Bernie Les
Early Registration Deadline 8/31: $150/couple (Lodging & Meals)
Regular Registration: $175/couple (Lodging & Meals)
Saturday Only Registration: $100/couple (Breakfast & Lunch)
Join us this fall for a couples retreat led by Fr. Chris Yaw, Kathryn Urbiel & Dr. Bernie Les. This will be a time of renewal and reinvigoration for couples as we examine, or re-examine, the importance of common sense communication in our relationships. Dating, engaged, and married couples are all welcome regardless of gender preference. The retreat is based on the popular book by Francis Wade, The Art of Being Together, and participants will get copies as part of their experience.
Walking Into Autumn: A Women’s Hiking Retreat
Fri., Sept 22nd – Sat. Sept. 23rd (Overnight)
Retreat Leader: The Rev. Kit Carlson
Early Registration Deadline 8/31: $75/participant (Lodging & Meals)
Regular Registration: $85/participant (Lodging & Meals)
As summer shifts into fall, we stand at the turning of time. The Autumnal Equinox marks the first day of autumn. It is also a time when days are balanced between darkness and light. We pause in that place to reflect, to enter into the sacredness of God’s creation, and to find, as we walk there, peace and restoration. This hiking retreat for women of the diocese will be led by the Rev. Kit Carlson, rector of All Saints in East Lansing. She will have recently returned from a sabbatical focused on the sacred nature of Creation, and the development of hiking retreats like this. Beginning with supper and a bonfire Friday night, we will learn something of one another’s stories and develop our intentions for prayer and reflection during our hikes. Saturday will take us on to the trails of the nearby Brighton Recreation Area where, in guided contemplation, we can restore our souls and connect with our Creator. The day ends back at Emrich for closing reflections and Eucharist.
Color Me Hopeful: A Retreat for Children & Families
Sat. Sept. 30th, 10am-3pm
Retreat Leader: The Rev. Deon Johnson
Registration: $30/participant (Lunch & Snacks)
Take a mental break from the busyness of daily life and spend a day in meditation and mindfulness through coloring. Coloring is a form of meditation that the whole family can enjoy no matter how creative, or non-creative, you may be. When you meditate, your brain enters a relaxed state by focusing on the present and blocking out the nonstop thinking we all experience. As a result of coloring, you reach a state of calm that relieves your brain from the daily stresses of life.