Transformation Prayer Retreat

Site: Suttle Lake Camp

Dates: 9/24/2017 - 9/29/2017

Age Level: Adult

Cost: $365

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30th Annual Transformations Prayer Retreat

The Transformations Prayer Retreat  blends contemplation and community.  Emphasis is on the communal sharing of the sacraments, along with ample time for the solitude of prayer, meditation, and reflection.  Evening programs offer additional resources.  Come apart to renew your spirit and re-center yourself through time in Christian community and intentional time with God.

The Prayer Retreat is structured so that your days can be custom made to provide you with the rhythm of community, solitude, and worship you need for spiritual renewal.

There are three different worship experiences each day, grounded in a daily scripture.  Every morning begins with the celebration of Holy Communion. At noon we gather for quiet, contemplative worship.  At 5 o’clock we share an interactive worship time focusing on the scripture that we have lived with during the day. In between these is ample free time for such things as rest, hiking, reading, and canoeing on the lake. In the evenings Kate and Michael will lead discussions.

Evening programs will focus on the book, Radical Optimism: Practical Spirituality in an Uncertain World, by Beatrice Bruteau.

"The deepest truth is our union with the Absolute, Infinite Being, with God. That's the root of our reality. And it is from that root that my optimism is derived.”   Beatrice Bruteau

Radical Optimism describes the value of meditation, leisure, relaxing the body, and keeping silent for a period of time all within the context of the ordinary demands of life.

All of this takes place in the beautiful and restorative setting of Suttle Lake Camp. The outstanding staff provides us with Christ-like hospitality and delicious, nourishing meals.

IMPORTANT DETAILS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  • Please plan to check-in at camp between 3-5 pm on Sunday. Please call the camp if you plan to arrive to camp before or after this time. 
  • For directions to Suttle Lake camp, CLICK HERE
  • Bring warm clothes and boots for outside and comfy slippers to wear inside. You'll need warm sleeping bag, towel and toiletries and a completed health form.  A robe may be appreciated for the short walk down the hall to the bathrooms.  
  • This event will conclude Friday at 11 am following a closing worship.  
  • For registration information, please contact Geneva Cook, camp registrar:  503-802-9213 or geneva@gocamping.org
  • For program or camp related questions, please contact Jane Petke at Suttle Lake Camp (541-595-6663 or suttlelake@gocamping.org)
  • For road conditions call 511 or check http://www.tripcheck.com/

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and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon