Sustaining the Courage to Serve: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series
32867 Southeast Highway 211, Eagle Creek, OR 97022, USA
About this event
This 4-retreat series is grounded in the Circles of Trust® approach as described in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness. and offers a special opportunity to explore the connection between one's selfhood (or soul) and roles through reflection, storytelling, poetry, the arts, in nature, in solitude, small and large groups, to sustain and renew your personal identity, professional integrity, and vocational vitality.
WHO: This series is intended for anyone who wants to live and work more wholeheartedly all others who desire to sustain their “courage to serve” - including those in education, healthcare, nonprofits, law, philanthropy, religious life, and community organizing. The group is limited to 22 participants and is expected to fill. This series of four retreats is designed for both experienced Circle of Trust® participants as well as those who may be attending for the first time.
Fall retreat: Wednesday at 5:00pm - Friday at 1:00pm, November 6-8, 2013
Winter retreat: Thursday at 5:00pm - Saturday at 1:00pm, January 30-February 1, 2014
Spring retreat: Thursday at 5:00pm - Saturday at 1:00pm, April 10-12, 2014
Summer retreat: Thursday at 5:00pm - Saturday at 1:00pm, July 10-12, 2014
WHERE: Alton L. Collins Retreat Center, 32867 SE Highway 211 Eagle Creek, Oregon (45 minutes from Portland, OR)RETREAT COST: $2,600 for four retreats. (Payments may be made in installments for a small fee.) Fee includes double-occupancy lodging at a retreat center deep in an old-growth forest with trails to wander, all meals, materials, and the leadership of a team of facilitators with combined experience of 25 years offering Courage & Renewal retreats. (Single occupancy may be available for a surcharge of $60 per retreat.)
REGISTER: Go to: www.couragecircleoftrust.org
Registration closes October 1st and is expected to fill.
Caryl Creswell has recently co-facilitated with Jeff and Karen in a year-long Courage to Serve retreat series to complete her apprenticeship as a Courage & Renewal® facilitator. She has been involved with Courage and Renewal work over the past five years. She is a recorded Quaker pastor and has pastored Quaker meetings for thirteen years, currently attending the West Hills Quaker Meeting. For the last twenty years she has worked with children in Godly Play, a religious education program that deeply values the spirituality of children. She is a leader in sharing Godly Play nationally and internationally with children and adults.
Jeff Creswell has been facilitating Courage & Renewal® retreats since 2000 for clergy and congregational leaders, educators and cross-professional groups. He was a classroom teacher in Portland, Oregon for 32 years, and is an educational consultant sharing the Scottish Storyline method with educators. He is a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral where he sings in the choir. He and his wife, Caryl, enjoy spending time with their blended family of eight children and three grandchildren.
Karen Noordhoff has been facilitating Courage & Renewal® retreats since 2000 for educators, clergy and congregational leaders, and cross-professional groups. She was a professor at Portland State University (Graduate School of Education) in Portland, Oregon, with interests in spirituality and education. In addition, she and her husband, David, spend time in central Oregon where they walk the labyrinth at their cabin in the high desert called “The Clearing.”
*Caryl, Jeff and Karen were prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal under the guidance of Parker J. Palmer and are available to speak to small groups about this work. Please contact Caryl, Jeff or Karen.