Leaders in Ministry and those in Care-giving positions are highly susceptible to burnout. Meeting the needs of others, without caring for oneself is exhausting, and in extreme cases can result in Compassion Fatigue.
“Sabbath Space” is a monthly day apart intended to provide the gift of personal and shared silence, and time for reflection on your relationship with God. The focus of these days will be resting in the heart of Holiness and soaking in God’s love with others who engage in similar ministries, so that we are better equipped to work and serve in all of life. The book, “Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us” by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, will help us explore and then practice many different ways to pray and nurture our relationship with God. Participants will be encouraged to choose two or three practices for the year, both for our individual accountability to growth, and to help each other broaden our understandings of the variety of ways we can be with God.
Sabbath Space will be held at FernRock Retreat (www.fernrockretreat.org) between Souderton and Quakertown, PA., on the third Thursday of the month, from October 2016 through May, 2017, 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
For additional information on schedule, themes, and reading materials, please view the 16-17 Sabbath Space Prospectus.
Meeting Dates (3rd Thursday of each month): October 20, November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18
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About the Facility
The 15 acres of woods, rocks, ferns and water offer many ways to pray, including a prayer labyrinth, a guided walking path through the woods with a variety of Prayer Centers, a row boat, kayaks, a tree house, domestic and wild life, trees, and of course, an abundance of ferns and rocks and wildlife.
Cost & Payment Schedule
Non-refundable Application Fee: $75 Due with registration
Cost of Tuition/Meals: $875 (Cost based on 8 day retreats with lunch and snacks included. Meets the third Thursday of each month.)
Registration Deadline: September 29
|Non-refundable Application Fee:||$75||Due with application|
|Total Tuition Due||$875||Due by October 1, 2016|
|Payment Schedule||$295||Due October 1, 2016|
|$290||Due December 1, 2016|
|$290||Due March 1, 2017|
|Optional Add-ons||$75||Advent Guided Retreat Day – December 3, 2016 at the Jesuit Center, Wernersville, PA|
|$275||March All School Silent Retreat Weekend—March 3-4, 2016 at the Jesuit Center, Wernersville, PA|
Financial assistance is available on a very limited basis. Applicants are encouraged to seek other resources of funding from their local church or religious affiliations. $500 per year is the maximum award and is based upon available funding. Contact Mary Kay Alpaugh, Interim Executive Director, to apply for assistance. Email director@KAIROSjourney.org or phone, 717-669-2957.
- Submit a completed 16-17 Sabbath Space Application (at right) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 2160 Lincoln Highway East #13, Lancaster, PA 17602. A $75 registration fee is due with registration and can be made via Paypal (link below) or mailed with form.
- After receiving and reviewing the application and essay, Kairos will send a letter to confirm your enrollment in the class.
- Make first tuition payment byOctober 1, 2016.
**Special Note –Please notify us of any special needs or requests when registering so that we can assure you of a comfortable experience. This includes special dietary needs, mobility issues, etc.
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Pay Application Fee
A $75 application fee is due with application. You may pay now via Paypal (use a credit card, debit card, or Paypal account).
Once you receive a confirmation of enrollment, you may make your first tuition payment. Before making your payment, please review the terms and conditions HERE. Then select your payment amount and type your name in the box below to indicate that you “accept the Terms/Conditions.”