Spiritual & Religious Contemplative Retreat:

Price

To be announced

Dates

Tuesday, October 25th - Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Spiritual & Religious Contemplative Retreat:

About the Retreat

WHAT to BRING:
 If not successfully uploaded to application, please bring a hard copy of your COVID-19 shots and booster(s). Camp Marshall requires all adults to be vaccinated.
 Comfortable clothing & sturdy footwear. Recommend rain gear & including layers so as the temperature changes you stay comfortable.
 If you are staying in Canterbury House: You will have a room with a (bottom) bunkbed with a mattress and will share a bathroom by gender. Bring your own pillow and bedding and towels. Robes and slippers recommended.
 5 PM Social Time: You are welcome to bring drinks and ‘evening nibbles’ to share before dinner. The Episcopal Church requires at least 50% of beverages at adult gatherings offered be non-alcoholic.
 If you pray with prayer beads, reflect in a journal, or have any other items from home that are important to your spiritual life, feel free to bring them.

LOGISTICS:

 To Register (1) Go to your computer browser. Either type “Camp Marshall, Montana” and click on the website, or type in link: https://www.campmarshallmontana.org/ . (2) At top of website is a green strip with options including: “Programs/Retreats.” Click on “Programs/Retreats” then on the scroll down menu click on “Adult Retreats & Conferences.” (3) Scroll down until you see “Spiritual & Religious.” To register click on the register button. Answer the questions and pay online or send a check to the Episcopal Diocese of Montana. You can also download information about the retreat

 If you have Questions
o About this retreat contact “Spiritual & Religious” Facilitator, Rev. Valerie Webster vwebster587@gmail.com (406) 579-3980
o About registration please contact Administrative Assistant Diocesan House, Jill Sallin admin@diomontana.com (406) 442-2230, ext. 100.
o About Camp Marshall please contact Camp Marshall Director, David Campbell campmarshalldirector@diomontana.com (406) 442-2230, ext. 104

 NOTE: In order to register, you are required by the Diocese to have your COVID-19 Vaccination & Booster . If you could not upload your vaccination & booster record, when registering please bring a hard copy of your vaccination record with you.

 Lodging CM: We have 12 lower bunk beds available:
o Shared room (cost with meals $100) [Rm 2 (2); Rm 3/4 (3); and Rm 9 (2)]
o Single room (cost with meals $120) [Rm 1; Rm 5; Rm 6; Rm 7; & Rm 8]

 Camper: We can provide space for up to 5 Campers on the Camp Marshall property (cost with meals $100)

 Staying locally and joining for meals and retreat (cost $60). In the past, retreatants have stayed at the Red Lion Inn (406) 872-2200, 209 Ridgewater Drive, Polson, MT 59860.

Grounding Texts:

• Breathing Under Water: Spirituality & the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr
(using either the 2011 edition or the 2021 Tenth Edition)

We selected Franciscan Father Richard Rohr’s Breathing Under water because it challenges Christians to expand their theological understanding. Instead of spiritualizing Jesus' message and pushing its effects into the future (or misaligning it with power), the 12-Step program reveals Jesus' teachings afresh. ... Rev. Valerie Webster will be offering a diocesan ZOOM book group Thursdays from 5-6 pm in August to discuss Rohr's book.

Book cover: We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.

• The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and our Quest for an Inspired Life by Lisa Miller PHD © 2021

We selected The Awakened Brain because it simultaneously expands our vocabulary for talking about spirituality, even as it deepens our understanding of how our faith journeys might empower resilience and joy. Additionally, as Christian jargon can cause misunderstanding and resistance for some of our family and friends, Miller’s use of scientific terms and concepts for talking about spirituality, empowers us to expand our language for having authentic, life-giving conversation with those on a different path.

Book Cover: Weaving her deeply personal journey of awakening with groundbreaking research, Dr. Lisa Miller’s book reveals that humans are universally equipped with a capacity for spirituality, and that our brains become more resilient and robust as a result. [ . . . ] The Awakened Brain combines cutting-edge science (from MRI studies to genetic research, epidemiology, and more) with on-the-ground application for people of all ages and from all walks of life, illuminating the surprising science of spirituality and how to engage it in our lives.

About the Leader

Retreat facilitated by Rev. Valerie Webster with Rev. Janis Hansen & Rev. Chris Roberts
Keyboard & Taize Chant leader to be determined (If you are a musician and
interested in playing in return for room & board with a small stipend to cover gas,
please reach out to Rev. Valerie Webster 1-406-579-3980.)

Retreat facilitated by Rev. Valerie Webster with Rev. Janis Hansen & Rev. Chris Roberts
Keyboard & Taize Chant leader to be determined  (If you are a musician and     
interested in playing in return for room & board with a small stipend to cover gas, 
please reach out to Rev. Valerie Webster 1-406-579-3980.)