Cultivating Hearts for Discernment

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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Living as we do in times of disruption and change, we often seek wisdom and guidance to find our way. And yet, our culture of noise, busyness, and distraction can make it difficult to discover the wisdom and guidance for which we long. The Christian tradition of discernment helps us to quiet our hearts and minds so that we can connect to the Wisdom that is lies within -- allowing us to cultivate hearts that are open and receptive to hear God’s gentle movements. In this Day Apart, we will look at some of the obstacles to discernment, consider the possibilities for integrating discernment and contemplative practice in our own lives, and most of all, take the opportunity to practice and reflect together. You will come away from this Day Apart with a deeper understanding of discernment as well as some concrete steps to integrate practices that nurture discernment in your daily life. 

We  invite you to extend your time at the Ridge with an overnight retreat, and join John Kiemele’s Day Apart Retreat on Monday, April 27th as he leads the retreat,  “Awaken to LIFE”.
Come for both Monday and Tuesday Day Apart Retreats, enjoy Monday dinner, your overnight stay in a private room and breakfast on Tuesday.  Cost: $199 per person


About the leader(s)

Henry Schoenfield

Henry Schoenfield is a trained Spiritual Director and ICF Certified Coach.  He is passionate about working with faith leaders and institutions in times of change, transition, and transformation. Drawing on the spiritual wisdom of the Contemplative Christian tradition as well as other spiritual traditions, he helps people cultivate a space of deep listening for how God is calling them to meet the present moment with an open heart. He is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor and is currently serving as interim minister at the First Congregational Church in Stoneham, Massachusetts.