Susan Murty has posted the following schedule for the upcoming Retreat for Swannanoa Valley Friends, with the theme: Fireside Tales: Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys
5:15: Potluck dinner begins
6:15: Dessert social combined with participants responding to a series of themes
7:00: Evening session initiated by Hunter:
- Description of the Retreat schedule
- Centering and Introduction; creating a safe place
- Guidelines for group interaction
- Discussion on What is a Spiritual Journey?
8:30: Coffee, bagels, etc.
9:30: Warmup, orientation to activities of the day
10:00: Session 1: Turning points and critical decisions: Beth Keiser and Susan Murty
11:15: Session 2: Moments of calling and leading: Hunter and Bradley
12:15 – 2:30: Lunch and Break Time
2:30: Session 3: Low points and transformative suffering: Sheridan
3:45: Session 4: High points and peak experiences: Crayton
4:45: Review, comments, thoughts
7:00 Evening Session including music and Sacred Circle Dance
Closing: Where do we go from here? How does this shared experience affect our meeting? Do we want to follow up in some way?
Sunday November 13
Optional: Forum after regular meeting for worship at Meeting House: Retreat Follow-up, Reflection, Sharing