2019 Discernment Retreat

Date: October 25-27, 2019 (Arrive by 7pm on Friday. Departure after lunch on Sunday).

Location: Lake Tahoe UMC & Retreat Center
                 8425 Dolly Varden Ave.
                 Kings Beach, CA 96143
                 Phone: 530-546-2290

Discernment is the practice of listening for the guidance of the Holy Spirit calling us to deeper understanding of where love and grace live. It requires that we want what God wants, and from this posture, we can cultivate the capacities for listening deeply to that holy desire. This retreat is designed to lead you into a deeper understanding and practice of discernment. Over time and with practice, spiritual discernment can become a natural orientation to a life lived from a place of freedom and joy.

  • You will learn how to access the wisdom of your heart and body and align it with your mind.
  • You will take away a tool box of spiritual practices to help deepen your capacity to discern the movement of the Spirit in your life.
  • You will learn how to incorporate the practice of discernment for accessing and implementing new ideas in the life of the church.

Our retreat leader is Beth Estock, a leadership coach and consultant, a contemplative by nature, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and a yoga instructor. She is the author of Discernment, one of the 8 disciplines in the Holy Living Series, edited by Elaine Heath. Beth also co-authored the book Weird Church: Welcome to the 21st Century

Retreat participants should bring: sleeping bag or bedding, pillow, towel, toiletries, and clothes to enjoy the surroundings of Lake Tahoe in the fall. (Layers are good!) Also please bring a journal, a blanket or throw, yoga mat or beach towel, and possibly extra pillows for doing some meditation laying on the floor and being super comfortable.

Cost: $185 includes: 2 nights lodging, 5 meals, snacks and coffee/tea service, program fee.
         $135 includes: 5 meals, snacks and coffee/tea service, program fee. (does not include lodging at retreat center)

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