Birthing Our New Selves into a New Normal

Monthly on the 4th Saturday 10:00 AM to Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:30 AM

As our world emerges from this time of “Sheltering-in-Place” due to the coronavirus, who have we become as we return to a more active public life?  This is even more complex as our nation also is going through an historical transformation crisis due to the cruel, unnecessary death of a black man at the hands of a white police officer that was witnessed by the world due to the recording of a woman on her cell phone. 

As women, we each go through our own transformation processes as we age, but with the global upheavals of 2020, life is presenting us with a path no one could have ever predicted.  As we emerge from our SIP, Rev. Lee Ireland offers a 3-part retreat series for women to help us process our own experiences and grief, while discerning the insights, skills and wisdom that have emerged to help us move into our next work in the world.   

Each session will provide times of pausing, sharing, and discerning in a safe community. 
An overview of the three 90-minute sessions:
1. Shelter-In-Place: From outer world into a cocoon for transformation
2. Cocooning 
3. Emerging and Birthing

There is NO CHARGE for this online offering, however REGISTRATION and full participation is required.  Rolling Ridge graciously accepts donations to offset the difficulties amidst the COVID19 Pandemic, and to help with the ongoing ministry of Rolling Ridge.  Thank you.

NOTE: Upon registration, you will receive an email with the ZOOM meeting ID, which will be the same for all three dates.

About the leader(s)

Lee Ireland

Rev. Lee A. Ireland is a long-time Interim Pastor having served in many churches in CT and most recently in Rowley, MA. She is currently serving as the Designated Term Pastor at the Groton Congregational Church in CT.  She lives in Niantic, CT and is listening during this time of the pandemic.   She received her M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School, and trained as a Spiritual Director at Mercy Center, Madison, CT.  She has served in 12 different congregational settings as well as working in a women's prison and as a per diem hospital chaplain. Since 1990, she has had the joy of leading retreats. She is well aware of how life throws us curve balls and we can become distracted from our soul's journey because we focus on those things that lead us down dead-ends.  We begin to regain wonder and gratitude as we chose to take retreats and learn how to listen within so we can stay on our faith journeys, receive guidance from God and hear our hearts and souls singing in unexpected moments.  We then make new life choices that bring us greater peace within and fulfillment as we live, love and serve from that knowing.