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Saturday, April 27

Experiencing Joy
A Retreat Day for the Women of Trinity Church
9:30 – 3:30, Saturday, April 27

“Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing – sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death – can take that love away.”     - Henry Nouwen

Opening Presentation by Dr. Gail O’Day, Dean of the Wake Forest Divinity School:
The Joy of Friendship: Living Together in Jesus’ Love
Friendship is a vital part of the fabric of human community, especially for women. Friends can be a source of joy in times of sorrow, comfort in times of despair. Yet friendship is also a vital way of naming our relationship with God and Jesus. This lecture will explore the New Testament views of friendship, particularly as found in the Gospel of John, in order to deepen our understanding of what it means to call ourselves “friend.”


Workshops, offered at 11:15 and 2:15:

800 Passages of Joy, led by Dr. Gail O’Day, Clark Room: Remember Pollyanna, the orphaned child of missionaries, played so well by Hayley Mills in the old movie? She corrects the stern minister of the town to which she has moved after her parents’ death by reminding him that there are 800 passages in the Bible that call us to be glad and rejoice. This workshop will look some of these 800 passages and help direct us toward joy as a core spiritual practice.

The Joy of Yoga, led by Jane Grant, certified Yoga instructor, Chapel - What could be more joyful than drawing your shoulders back while inhaling the morning’s first deep breath? You just did a yoga pose! You are invited in this workshop to experience more of this joyfulness through the practice of yoga. No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

Creating and Praying with Beads, led by the Rev. Deacon Peggy Buchanan and Sandy Grant – Conference Room
Are you looking for a new way to pray? Anglican Prayer Beads, also known as Christian Prayer Beads, Ecumenical Prayer Beads or the Anglican Rosary, were created in the 1980's as part of a contemplative prayer group. One of the joys of using the Anglican Rosary is that it is so adaptable and the format of the prayers can be changed. In this workshop we will work together to create our own prayer beads and learn the various prayers that can be used.

Create! Celebrate! Pray! - Art as spiritual practice – Led by Lisa Oberreuter – Undercroft In the beginning God created....and God saw that it was good. Now whether or not God sang creation into being or painted it or danced the great dance or wrote the word, it is obvious we all have some special way of creating in sync with God’s intention for our particular artistic passion. Let’s play (Godly play for adult women who want to be children) for a while together and see how Spirit is speaking through you to worship and praise our delightful Creator. Bring your sense of humor and inner child; leave behind your fears and sense of propriety and join me, Lisa Oberreuter, in a time of creative joy.

Our retreat day also includes lunch, worship, and many opportunities to get to know other women at Trinity Church.

Cost - $35, payable to Trinity Church, which includes lunch and all workshop materials. You may register and pay by mail or online. Please join us.

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