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Presence Day for Women
September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$39
It’s easy to feel beaten down by the busy culture in which we live. Often we are encouraged to get some “me” time to replenish. “Me” time can be helpful. But a Presence Day is much more than that. It’s an “Us” time.
A Presence Day involves solitude and silence in the context of relationship with God (the first “us”). It also involves safe, caring conversation with women who, like you, take your relationship with God and your own growth seriously (the second “us”).
The flow of a Presence day retreat includes scripture reflection, instruction and direction from Gem Fadling, an extended time with God in solitude, silence and prayer, and sharing in spiritual community.
Over time, this type of retreat can help you to create a deep reservoir inside your own heart, from which you can draw on in your every day life.
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: Lake Forest, CA (Home address given after registration)
Bring: Sack lunch, water bottle, bible, journal, beach chair, hat, sunscreen.
The Presence Day retreat felt intimate, safe and freeing. I’ve led spiritual retreats but allowing myself to be led in one was a breath of fresh air. Gem was a great guide for the day and the encouragement that was shared amongst us all was uplifting. I walked away feeling revived, and a renewed perspective of life. I look forward to attending again! (Brenda R.)
Gem is a warm, welcoming spiritual teacher and leader. She treasures openness and makes it easy for everyone to feel comfortable and at home. It was exactly the kind of retreat I needed, with just the right amount of group participation time and individual reflection time. (Laura S.)