Dumbarton Retreat 2022

June 4 & 5 - Saturday and Sunday with optional meals in the dining hall and overnight stay in a Lodge/cabin. On Sunday we will celebrate Pentecost with outdoor worship by the River! (Livestream option available). We will be organizing rides/carpools for those who want or need rides.


2022 Retreat Program Details: “Connection & Exploration”
We hope these opportunities offer balm to our souls and guide us in some fun communal activities. All retreaters choose up to 3 intergenerational interactive creative arts sessions to attend-- two 1-hour morning sessions and one after lunch. Options offered so you choose what you do. Children, youth, adults, older adults welcome at any sessions—Let’s be creative and have some fun together!
Session Options:
  • Making Bird Houses – Walter Schmidt provides materials, tools, and guidance for small groups to build bird houses
  • Photography Nature Walk – Jeehye Pak guides photographers (BYO phones or cameras) in taking photos of nature’s variety and beauty. Wonder at God’s creation from behind a lens.
  • Drumming for Fun, Community, and Uplift – Cheryl Conway & Melany Burrill provide drums, etc. and guidance. Create rousing or pensive rhythms together. Experience the fun & uplift of communal drumming! All ages welcome. No prior experience needed. 
  • Creating Sigils to Foster Your Aspirations – Bethany Quinn Sigils are symbols that you create from letters or words that are meaningful to you. They are used to signal to others and/or to further an aspiration. They have been used since at least the Neolithic era - in fact, the Christian fish symbol, the ichthys, was derived from a sigil. People create sigils as a way to plant a desired outcome into their subconscious, as a sort of prayer. Create and decorate your own sigil.  
  • Playing with Poetry – Nancy Holland & Elaine Friebele Explore your inner poet and have fun. We’ll read a few poems together and, together, write some poems. No pressure! Please bring paper/notebook/digital device and writing implement.
  • Walking Meditation – Neal Christie Step back from daily noise and busy-ness and participate in this intentionally quiet meditation. Participants come back together after a set time of quite meditation to share, then end in silence.
  • Art & the Dove -- Billy Friebele In this workshop, we will tap into our creativity and use it to explore our connection to the natural world. Exploring the themes of peace and spirituality through the image of the dove, participants will learn to combine materials and make unique artworks.
  • Pentecost Banner Community Project – work together to create a fabric-mosaic tongues of fire banner for our Pentecost celebration
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