Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Clergywomen's Retreat to 'fan the flames of the Spirit.'

A Church of the Brethren Clergywomen's Retreat will be held Jan. 12-15, 2009, on the theme, "Reconnecting with Holy Fire: Fanning the Flames of the Spirit Among Us" (Luke 24:32). The event will be at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

The retreat is open to all ordained and licensed women in the Church of the Brethren, and is sponsored by the denomination's Ministry Office. The main presenter will be Marva Dawn, teaching fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and author of more than 20 books including "Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for the Turn-of-the-Century Culture."

Registration is $290 ($310 after Oct. 1). A limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis for $360 ($380 after Oct. 1). Scholarship possibilities are available, contact Dana Cassell in the Ministry Office at or 800-323-8039 ext. 317. Go to to register online.

Source: 9/10/2008 Newsline

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