LIFE at Eden Discernment Retreat



Date(s) - 06/05/2020 - 06/07/2020
All Day

Together we will explore our call to ministry in all forms. We will have time in community to explore our call and vocation. “Vocation is something I can’t not do for reasons I cannot explain to anyone else and don’t fully understand myself but are none the less compelling,” Parker Palmer,  “Let Your Life Speak.”

Often we listen for guidance everywhere except from within. This retreat will have times to engage, to be still, to enjoy food and fellowship and times of worship and prayer.

  • DATES:  June 5-7, 2019 
    • Arrive Friday June 5, 2020 in time for dinner @ 7:00.
    • Program finishes with worship Sunday 10:00 a.m. Flexible if you have church responsibilities
  • ENROLLMENT:  Limited enrollment (7 participants).
  • MATERIALS: Recommended/required 😊 reading prior to the retreat,

“Let Your Life Speak,” by Parker Palmer.

  • WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS: All are welcome at LIFE! Students, pastors, laypersons and seekers from all denominations and walks of life are welcome to join the program to be enriched and inspired by LIFE. Join us!


  • COST:  $240.00
    • Includes 4 meals. (2 dinners, 1 Sat. lunch, Sunday Fellowship meal)
    • Private accommodations for two nights. Each participant will have their own hermitage, bed, bath, kitchenette, etc. no TV 😊
    • You will need to provide your own breakfast on Sat. a.m.
    • Deposit of $100.00  (Due at initial registration)
    • BALANCE: $140.00  (Due June 1, 2020)
    • Pay By Check: Total Amount mailed to Kelly Johnson, Discernment Retreat, 475 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO  63119
  • About the Instructor:
    • Rev. Carol Shanks, Pastor of Bethel UCC and Eden Faculty Dean of Students, retired. An experienced Pastor and educator in leading “all the people” to discern their call.
    • Jill Schantz LIFE Director.

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