Advent Retreat/Advent Quiet Day

Monday, November 30, 2020 2:00 PM to Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:00 PM

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In the busy-ness of the season, let us gather together finding time to ebrace the waiting, settling in and allowing ourselves to breathe in the hope, joy, peace and love that this time of Advent offers.

In the quiet and silence of this retreat, we invite you to sit, linger, ponder, behold, wander, wonder...wait.  During the silence, there will be itms to create, coloring pages, mandalas, origami books to capture your reflections on the day, prayer beads and time for walking the Labyrinths. 

Come on Monday, November 30 , 2020 and stay through Monday, December 1, 2020.  
Arrive after 2pm on Monday, with dinner at 6pm.  Depart by 4pm on Monday.  
Overnight retreat cost: $125 per person OR Come for just a Day Apart “Advent Quiet Day” Retreat only, on Tuesday,  December 1, from 9:30am –3:30pm for $74 (includes lunch). 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a Day Apart ONSITE event.  It begins at 9:30am and runs to 3:30pm.  There is a lunch break at 12:30 and luncheon is served in the lakeside gallery dining room, following all MA STATE recommendations and safety precautions.  Masks and Social Distancing are REQUIRED as well as completing a COVID19 Questionnaire. There is a maximum number of 12 participants in order to maintain safe distancing.  This program is NOT offered ONLINE.

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Lawrence works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  An ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, and American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.