“House Built of Sky” Wall Stuffing (Mini-Groups)

With the foundation of the Hermitage house now complete and exterior wall framing in process, clay/straw wall construction will begin mid-June. Come join us for community fun and work June 9-13 and June 16-20. We are organizing work crews of up to 10 persons each day. Come for a day, two days or a week.

Ecotheology Retreat #2 – God as Wholeness

Just as the viral pandemic provided a mirror in which to discover “God in Deep Time,” our first eco-theology retreat of the year, so the unmasking of deep-seated racism becomes the backdrop for our second retreat: “God as Wholeness: ‘All Creation Groans.’” Since a Christian view of God requires that we live with Love as


Feast of the Transfiguration retreat

Hermitage board member and spiritual director Deb Borst will lead a retreat on the topic of Radical Hospitality. The retreat portion of the day will be offered as a hybrid available both on-site and online.  Schedule 9 – Morning Prayer 9:30—Blessing the Land 10:15—First Session 11—Reflection Questions 12—Lunch 1:15—Second Session 2—Reflection 3—Conversation, Commitment, Communion 4--Dismissal

Ecotheology Retreat #3 – God as Presence

Yellow and mottled grey and black and brown,             We carry her colours, drink from her cup,              The earth we think we own has made us up,              And she will break us down.              -from “Earth to Earth,”


Advent retreat – Seeking God’s Face.

“Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” (Ps. 80: 3, 7, 19) This year has challenged everyone. We ask ourselves: where is God? Fortunately, during Advent and Christmas we glimpse different angles to view the mystery of God. In the beginning of Advent God seems hidden and we long

Contemplative photography gathering

Join us for time to offer a contemplative gaze to photos we share. We gather online at 7pm the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each participant submits 2 of their pictures before hand, and we spend some time in silence and in reflection with each picture.  We appreciate but do not require a small donation

“Our Lives are in Your Hands” Lent Online Retreat

Online (Zoom) retreat lead by June Mears Driedger We continue to live with the coronavirus, wearing masks and social distancing. A new president was elected with deep divisions remaining amongst churches, social groups, and even within families. But our lectionary texts for this year remind us that our hope does not remain in political or