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Listening in the Dark of Winter

December 28, 2021, 4 PM - January 01, 2022, 12 PM US/Pacific

~ Ben Lomond Quaker Center Year-End Retreat A five-day, in-person retreat, led by Lucretia Humphrey For centuries, Quakers have had, at the heart of our practice, the meeting for Worship, a time set aside to corporately listen, deeply, to the Spirit. In the darkness of the year and of the world, we turn inwardly. Through faith we are grounded, so that our listening can be more expansive. In this New Year's Eve Retreat we will take five days to explore ways of listening to ourselves, to one another, to Earth, and to Spirit. The retreat will use poetry, worship sharing, worship, writing, journaling, discussion, and art in this exploration. Lucretia Humphrey is a member of the Montana Gathering of Friends. She has served as presiding clerk of North Pacific Yearly Meeting and is the clerk of the board of Western Friend. Following a career as a school counselor for students from kindergarten through high school, she received training as a retreat leader. For the past six years she has led weekend and one day retreats for Quakers and non-Quakers. Click here for more information and to register.