Retreat to Be Held for Church of the Brethren Spiritual Directors

A Spiritual Directors retreat is being planned for May 18-20 at Shepherd’s Spring, an outdoor ministry center and retreat center of Mid-Atlantic District, located near Sharpsburg, Md. The retreat is sponsored by the Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren.

Retreat leadership will be provided by Phileena Heuertz, a founding partner of Gravity: A Center for Contemplative Activism, along with her husband Chris. She has served in over 70 countries working to build community among victims of human trafficking, survivors of HIV and AIDS, abandoned children, and child soldiers and war brides. She has published an account of her journey in contemplative prayer called “Pilgrimage of a Soul” and has been featured on Q Ideas and Work of the People. (Her book is available through Brethren Press, call 800-441-3712.)

The Shepherd’s Spring property provides settings for rest and prayer. Single occupancy rooms will be available, and a significant time of silence will be observed during the retreat.

The retreat will begin at 1:30 p.m. on May 18 and will conclude after worship and lunch on May 20. Registrations are due by April 30. Cost is $230. For an additional $10 ministers who attend may earn 1 continuing education unit.

For more information, a registration brochure, and other questions contact Joshua Brockway, director of Spiritual Life and Discipleship, at 404-840-8310 or jbrockway@brethren.org .