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Women’s Retreat


March 8
March 10

St. John’s Seventh Annual Women’s Retreat
The Way of Love

Turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, rest. These seven words capture the Way of Love as revealed in the life and ministry of Jesus. The women of St. John’s are invited to a weekend of rest, creativity, and reflection, to explore this Way of Love. Click here to register.

Turn from the busyness of life to set aside time in community and embrace the possibility of life transformed. Through an exploration of the Easter Vigil readings, we will walk toward the empty tomb of Easter and reflect anew on the loving actions of God. Together, we will embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation offered by God in Jesus. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and live that transformed reality. Come for fellowship, rest, study, prayer, and refreshment.

The Rev. Jenifer Gamber and the Rev. Eva Cavaleri will co-lead our 2019 retreat. Jenifer has more than a decade of experience leading retreats in a variety of settings, including Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY. She is the author of Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church and a book of prayer, Call On Me. Eva serves as the Senior Chaplain at National Cathedral School and has spent her career serving in parish and school communities. Her great joy is being in retreat settings where communities can build and deepen their relationship with Christ and one another.

Join with women of all ages and interests for a relaxing weekend away with worship, conversation, music, fun and creative activity in a beautiful setting. The Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, MD, is nestled between Sugarloaf Mountain and the Monocacy River – less than an hour from Bethesda. We encourage women to stay for both nights, but Saturday only is also an option. Carpools will be arranged.

Click here to register. You can then pay online (directions in registration form) or send in a check to the St. John’s office. Be sure to mark “Women’s Retreat 2019” in the memo line!