RUMMAGING FOR GOD: A Lenten Retreat
March 8-9, 2019
Inspired by “Tidying Up” with Marie Kondo and the Ignatian Examen, the retreat will include guided group and solo time, examining what ‘clutters’ our lives and keeps us from wholeness and joy. Fr Dennis Hamm, a Jesuit priest, calls the Daily Ignatian Examen “rummaging for God.” Self-examination as a spiritual practice is like sorting your closets and drawers, “going through a drawer full of stuff, feeling around, looking for something that you are sure must be there [God].” How do we hear God’s voice amid all the distractions and “clutter” of life, what might we thank and let go, what do we keep and treasure to enjoy? Especially appropriate for the season of Lent, the retreat will offer spiritual and physical practices to help open our hearts and minds to seeing and hearing God throughout our daily lives.
Facilitators: Laura Folkwein, Debra Shorrock, Jean Woessner, Jennifer Yocum and Valerie Young.
- Dinner Friday, March 8; Breakfast, Snacks and Lunch, Saturday, March 9;
- Bed space in heated, winterized dorm-style cabins. Cabins have bathrooms but main showering will be in a separate bathhouse. One cabin does have an accessible bathroom/shower. Sleeping areas in cabins are separate from the common space, which have usable fireplaces.
- All programming and materials, spacious views and a labyrinth!
Optional: Dinner, Saturday, March 9, overnight, and Breakfast, Sunday, March 10. If you choose this option, there is a charge of $150/cabin/night, so we would need at least 3 adults or several families who would want to stay over.
Who is welcome?
Adults, and children ages 5 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)
We’ll have a separate ‘program track’ for children, ages 5-middle school.
High School-age students are welcome to retreat with the adults.
Flathead Lake United Methodist Church Camp on Flathead Lake, Rollins, MT
We’ll stay in two cabins with ample space for beds, each with a separate, large common room.
Adults will meet in the Retreat Center; the children will meet in one of the cabin common rooms.
Individuals: $50/night; Families: $80/night;
optional stay on Saturday $50/individual; $80/family or $150/minimum cabin rental.
What you need to bring:
Bedding (including pillow)
Towels and toiletries
Warm clothes for indoor and outdoor activity
Yoga mat or pad for body work
A journal, if you like
Musical instruments, if you like
Boots/outdoor shoes for outside, other shoes/slippers for inside
A willing spirit
Retreat begins with dinner Friday night and ends 4:30 pm Saturday.
You may arrive by 4:00 Friday to settle in before dinner. Dinner is at 6:00 pm.
One cabin is designated as accessible, with an accessible bathroom
The retreat center and dining hall are also accessible
Please note, no alcohol, illegal drugs, or weapons are allowed.
Pets, except service animals, are not allowed. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a service animal.
Smokers or people vaping are permitted to smoke or vape only in the Camp designated smoking area which is in the main parking lot in a personal vehicle.
We’re responsible for cleaning the cabins before departure!
Register at the link below: