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Making God Alive – An Advent Quiet Day Retreat

December 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Quilt by Harriet Powers, an enslaved woman (1895-1898

Annalena Tonelli, a woman who served the desert nomads of northern Kenya dying of tuberculosis penned the following words:

The poor are waiting for us. The ways of service are infinite and left to the imagination. Let us not wait to be instructed in how to serve. We invent and we live the new heavens and the new earth each day of our lives.…We are the visible sign of [God’s] presence and we make [God] alive in this infernal world where it seems that [God] is not. We make [God] alive each time we stop next to a wounded person.

from Rachel Pieh Jones – Stronger than Death: How Annalena Tonelli Defied Terror and Tuberculosis in the Horn of Africa.

We are facing all kinds of cultural transitions we feel unready to embrace. We are afraid. We are uncertain. We are wounded. We are grieving. We want to know that God is alive and at work among us. We need to make God alive by our presence in the world.

Join us for an Advent Quiet Day retreat on December 4 from 9-3:30. We will be reflecting on this theme of “Making God Alive.”

Leader: Naomi Wenger
Suggested Donation: $75, includes lunch. Payable the day of the retreat by cash, check or credit card in Hermitage office.

Register by: December 1



December 4, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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