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God in Deep Time – Online Eco-Theology retreat

April 22, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Does being in grip of a world-wide viral infection require us to take a deeper look at the impacts humans have on Earth? Does it matter in the whole scope of the universe that we cause suffering and devastation on this one planet? How does our understanding of God as eternal and changeless help us to weather this situation? How can this time of great suffering and immobility renew or strengthen our relationship with God? When we find ourselves unable to gather, we also affirm more strongly the need to grapple with these and other issues related to the health of Earth. “God in Deep Time” is the first of three Eco-theology retreats offered at The Hermitage this year. The second retreat, “God as Wholeness: Earth Healing” is scheduled for June 20, 2020 and “God as Presence: Reading the Signs of the Times” is scheduled for October 31.

The Eco-theology retreat, “God in Deep Time,” originally scheduled for Holy Saturday (April 11), has been recast as an online retreat. This guided retreat includes recorded video sessions by Naomi Wenger and Margie Pfeil, selected readings, and suggested questions for reflection. On May 16, beginning at 10:00 am, registered retreatants will be invited to a live video conversation with Margie, Naomi, and the other retreat participants. This conversation will conclude the retreat experience.

Elements of the Retreat

  • Video presentations by Naomi Wenger and Margie Pfeil
  • Selected readings
  • Questions for reflection
  • Suggestions for action
  • Group video conference on May 16, 2020 at 10:00 am (EDT)

Register and participate in this retreat anytime between Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) and Saturday, May 16. On May 16, registered retreatants will be invited to a live video conversation with Margie and Naomi. 

After you are registered, you will be given a link to the retreat materials. Use these materials to participate in the retreat by May 16. A link to the video conference and instructions for participation will be sent out prior to May 16 to all registered retreatants.

Consider making a donation of $45 to help us offset our costs.





April 22, 2020
May 16, 2020
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