Soul Care Summer Retreat
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Three times a year, we hold what we call Soul Care Retreats. These are designed to help you slow down and find deep refreshment for your soul as you spend time in God's presence through fellowship, guided learning, solitude, reflection, and prayer.
The next retreat will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at Edwards House in Framingham, MA, 9:30am to 4:00pm. This event is limited to the first 50 registrants and costs $35 per person to cover facility use, coffee/tea, and lunch. Register and pay online by clicking the button below or send your check (payable to Grace Chapel) to:
Attn: Maria Kakolowski
3 Militia Drive
Lexington, MA 02421
Questions? Email Maria at
Why is it so easy to become driven in the Christian life? And why would we settle for a life of drivenness when Jesus invites us to experience His own abundant life?
When we allow a life of doing to supersede a life of being, condemning self-talk starts to set in: “I wish I had a prayer life like so and so…if only I had more faith…maybe I should be doing more…I feel guilty when I say no…where did all my peace and joy go?” Of course, we are called to serve God and others, but not out of dutiful religion. When our service flows out of a loving relationship with God, we can find freedom through the Spirit.
Richard Rohr said that “Following Jesus is actually a vocation to share the fate of God for the life of the world.” We can rise to this calling with joy when we accept Jesus’ invitation in John 15: “Abide in me, and I in you.” By abiding—living, dwelling, and remaining “in Christ,” as Paul would put it 164 times in his letters—we don’t have to strive to bear fruit for God. “Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit…” Why not come away on retreat and spend time just abiding, dwelling, contemplating, praying, being with Jesus, and noticing how Jesus is abiding, dwelling, and being with you?
We’ll begin and conclude our time together in teaching and worship, led by Pastor Jim Ennis. Bring your Bible, a notebook, pen, bug spray, and a hungry heart... and dress comfortably!