winter 2020 women's retreat

Clearwater Chrysalis

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Friday, Feb 21 – Sunday, Feb 23, 2020

Summer 2019 Retreat Info

As women, we are tugged and pulled in a variety of directions. Our commitments to family, faith, work and community stretch us and leave little room to nurture our spirits. Intentional spiritual practices help us focus on the God who accompanies us and gives us life and hope. We’ll explore the poetry of Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry as we strengthen our connections to our creating and creative God.

*From the poem, A Summer Day by Mary Oliver

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Jennifer Burns Lewis

The Reverend Jennifer Burns Lewis is a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor who serves as the Visioning and Connecting Leader (Executive Presbyter) for the Presbytery of Wabash Valley in north central Indiana. A transplant in the Midwest from New York, Jennifer has served the church since 1983 as a pastor, chaplain and college faculty member, and clergy coach in North Carolina, New Jersey, southern Illinois and in the western suburbs of Chicago before moving to Indiana in the summer of 2016. An avid reader, knitter and student of yoga and CrossFit, Jennifer and her husband, the Rev. H. Daniel Lewis, are the parents of two young adults (Claire and Duncan) and, by the time summer 2019 arrives, the grandparents of one granddaughter, Eleanor.

Mission Statement
Clearwater Chrysalis is a balanced, faith-building program of Clearwater Forest. We welcome adult women from all Christian traditions. Our vision is to nourish and support the body, mind and spirit in community with other women.
History
The first Clearwater Chrysalis in 1984 featured speakers, exercise classes, Bible study, and workshops. Chrysalis has been held every summer since and an annual winter gathering since 1990.

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