March 11 2016

Annual Women’s Retreat - Getting to Grace: Moments of Metamorphosis

Dolce Basking Ridge, 300 North Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Friday, March 11, 2016 – Sunday, March 13, 2016
10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Speakers: Rev. Kirsty DePree, Nina Frost, Lisa Anderson, Sister Carol Perry

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see everything has become new! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Take heart; transformation happens as you keep company with Jesus. – Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Join Rev. Kirsty DePree, Nina Frost, Lisa Anderson and Sr. Carol Perry as we explore the transformational power of God’s grace. On this retreat, we’ll keep company with Christ in song, prayer, laughter, sisterhood and stories, to celebrate our “moments of metamorphosis”. Finding our God-given wings within, we can emerge stronger, blessing the sacred journey ahead with courage, faith and
grace. What joy it will be to see each other soar!

The weekend consists of Prayer and Worship services, a keynote talk, workshops, movement classes and free time to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

All rooms feature luxury bedding, private bath and wifi. Pricing includes programs, materials, and Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast (4 meals). Payment plans are available.

Time:
Friday - Check-in opens at 4:00pm
Welcome Reception from 6:00-8:00pm
Evening Prayer 8:00pm
Retreat concludes after worship on Sunday morning

Facilitators:
Rev. Kirsty DePree (Pastoral Advisor) is passionate about walking with others on their journey. She is Minister of Congregational Care at Marble and also serves as the Pastoral advisor to Stephen Ministry and the Women’s Ministry. Before arriving at Marble Collegiate Church, she served as the Coordinator of Discipleship for the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and also served as a minister in three different RCA congregations in Michigan. Rev. DePree received her M.Div. from Western Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Hope College.

Sister Carol Perry is Resident Bible Scholar at Marble Collegiate Church. She leads Bible studies in Marble’s Spiritual Growth Ministry and as part of the church’s Spirituality in the Workplace outreach. She is known for her ability to make characters and stories of the Bible come alive. She received her Master’s degree from St. Mary’s at Notre Dame and studied at Regina Mundi, Rome and Fordham University. Sr. Carol is a Sister of Saint Ursula. She is the author of Waiting For Our Souls to Catch Up.

Lisa Anderson is VP of Intersectional Engagement and Strategic Convening at Auburn Theological Seminary, and founding director of the Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle, which aligns vibrant, sustainable models of activist leadership with emphasis on self and community care as a galvanizing mandate for 21st century social justice. Lisa received a M.Div. and M.Phil. from Union Theological Seminary. She uses her expertise in Womanist, Queer, Black and early Church theology to impact those who yearn to make a wider way for love and justice in the world, and is a blogger at The Huffington Post and Patheos. Lisa leads MountainTop, Auburn's national biannual convening of multi-faith leaders committed to faith-rooted transformational organizing and community building.

Nina H. Frost is a vocational counselor and spiritual director in private practice in NYC and Virginia. A frequent speaker at churches, she also designs retreats and workshops that help people
integrate Christian spirituality with the challenges posed by career and personal transitions. She is the co-author of the book, Soul Mapping: An Imaginative Way to Self-Discovery, holds an M.A. in Spiritual Direction from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, and was on staff at Marble from 2003-2012.

Cost:
Early Bird pricing
• Single Room for two nights: $420 per person until 2/4, $460 after
• Shared Double Room (two beds) for two nights: $300 per person until 2/4, $340 after

The pricing above includes Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast (4 meals). Transportation is not included; however, there will be scheduled shuttle service from the Basking Ridge Station (NJ Transit Gladstone Branch Line).

Register Sundays at the MWM Table after Worship, at the Marble Kiosk in the Loft or Online Here.

If you have questions, please contact Anna Nugent or (212) 686-2770, ext. 216

Download MWM 2016 Retreat Brochure

Women's Ministry