Endorsed by Curators:
Do you sometimes feel your life is not bearing fruit that you can see or measure? Have you experienced times of lying fallow, wondering whether you will be productive ever again? Infertility is the inability to be the fullest being we believe we were created to be. We know from the love of God manifest in Jesus Christ that we are meant to be fruitful!
In this retreat, we will explore the story of Hannah to describe how Gods grace came to her, relieved her of her infertility, and allowed her to get on with her life. Chrissie Crosby, an artist, poet and creative collaborator will be our retreat leader, leading us through Lectio Divina and Visio Divina to explore the fruitfulness of this story of infertility. We will focus on our call to be our best selves. Come share Hannahs story with your story and explore how grace is opening you to bear the fruit of God's presence in your life.
The weekend will highlight original art and poetry by Chrissie Crosby, stories from contemporary women, small and large group sharing, time to make art or journal, worship, and fellowship.
Friday, November 8th
5:30 p.m.Meet and Greet pot-luck. Wilkinson Center:
Bring your favorite appetizers or desserts to share. (Wine and soft drinks will be provided).
7:00 p.m. Opening session with Chrissie Crosby
Saturday, November 9th
9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
Coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare will be provided.
9:30 a.m. Retreat sessions resume
Wear comfortable clothing, as we will be moving about the campus, and using art materials. You may wish to bring a journal, as well.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Boxed lunches and beverages will be provided. Please specify any food allergies or dietary restrictions or preferences.
1:30-3:30 p.m. Sessions resume
All materials will be provided
$30.00 deposit due by November 1st. Full amount due at start of retreat.
Remit payment to:
Jennie Corrales, Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, 8300 Richmond Road, Toano, VA 23168.
Make checks payable to Hickory Neck Church.
To request a brochure by mail, submit dietary restrictions, or if youd like more information about this event, please email: