Grounding Retreat

Facing deep grief and dying ecosystems, we come together to ask God: ‘What is emerging?’

Many of us are weighed down by despair, anxiety, and deep fear about our future in the face of the climate crisis. Join us for a contemplative retreat where we will seek God’s presence and call in the midst of an emergency. What are the sacred gifts that are being given during this time? What is mine to do? What is ours to do?

Who Should Attend? – This is an ‘all hands on deck’ moment – so all generations are invited, ages 17-70 and beyond! This is an ecumenical event, with content rooted in the Christian tradition. Everyone interested in engaging with these questions in the context of prayer, inclusive of any spiritual tradition, is welcomed.

What Can I Expect?
A draft schedule can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

  • collective contemplative practice
  • times of silence
  • individual time in nature
  • opportunities to meet with a Spiritual Director
  • building community
  • a retreat structure based on insights from Joanna Macy.

What is the Cost? – we have a sliding scale of prices ($350-$100) to support a range of participants. If finances are a barrier to your participation, contact us as soon as possible.

Who is Putting This On? – this retreat is a collaboration between Pastors in Exile (PiE) and Student Christian Movement (SCM), two organizations seeking to build capacity for faith, contemplation and social justice activism, especially among young adults and those who have been pushed to the margins of faith communities.
We believe that this retreat will benefit greatly from insights through inter-generational friendships. Please consider participating!

Register by: October 29, 2019
Click here to register
Contact: Tamara Shantz