WINTER/SPRING GATHERINGS FOR CLERGY
“Take Heart:” A HALF-DAY RETREAT
Friday, March 10th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
If you are longing for a stronger connection to life’s quieter dimensions, and would welcome a chance to listen to your life, come join Carol Hornbeck and Julie Neraas for this retreat.
Along with listening and reflection, the morning will include a conversation about reasons to take heart in a tumultuous time, when so many forces threaten to send hope to the sidelines.
In the second part of the morning Carol will engage you in a conversation about how to work with anxiety and grief in your congregations, and tricky conversations. She is considerable advice to share.
Carondolet Center: 1890 Randolph St. Paul. Lunch will be provided and there is no cost for the retreat. To register email Julie Neraas: firstname.lastname@example.org, 612 381-4026
A GATHERING FOR CLERGYMEN With TERRY SHAUGNESSY
May 9th, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Carondolet Center St. Paul.
To register email Julie Neraas: email@example.com, 612 381-4026
A light breakfast will be served and there is no cost to you
Terry Shaugnessy is a longtime spiritual director and sought-after retreat leader and teacher across the country. He and his wife have three adult children. He has a particular interest in creating space in which men from varied backgrounds can explore their spiritual lives, and find ways to move from the busyness of life to a more reflective place. Participants comment on the new bonds they feel with each other and have appreciated learning about several new and accessible spiritual practices.
SAVE THE DATE(S)
Informal Gatherings of Clergy for Fellowship, Conversation, and Lunch
What clergy have told us is that more than anything else they welcome opportunities to be with each other for honest conversation and a meal, without any agenda beyond fellowship.
Monday, June 19TH at Edgcume in St. Paul, September date in Mpls, TBD, late Nov. gathering, location TBD . Watch for further updates.
We plan to hold these quarterly; Carol Hornbeck and Julie will facilitate.
ON-GOING SUPPORT AVAILABLE
CONSULTATION FOR CLERGY AND/OR WITH THEIR SESSIONS
Participants will receive:
*Practical help in working with anxiety and grief in congregations. Anxiety is a large part of being a minister, and it seems that most every ministry/minister is in transition these days. Transitions can be fraught because they imply loss, and they often stir up fear. How can we be better stewards of the gift of feelings and emotions, and move past fear?
*A refresher course on family systems as applied to the church.
*Help in becoming less afraid of conflict.
Carol Hornbeck, M.Div., is a marriage and family therapist, boundaries trainer, and consultant. She has been married to a clergy person for four decades. Julie Neraas is an ordained pastor, spiritual director, former professor, and the author of Apprenticed to Hope, Seeing the Sacred, and Hope and Poetry: How They Sustain Us.