Aug. 7 is the deadline to sign up for the Aug. 21 “Vacations To Enjoy: Discovering God’s Love of Life” seasonal “Evening of Prayer Series” mini-retreat at the Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara.
A press release stated, “Explore the spiritual benefits of taking time to refresh, renew and rejuvenate. Learn simple strategies for meaningfully including God in your vacation plans. Even though the term ‘vacation’ is not included in the Bible, consider various scriptural references to taking time from our work, setting aside time for meaningful rest, making retreats. The evening will include a pleasant dinner with special décor, group activities, songs, prayers, private reflection, and relevant discussions facilitated by Dr. Nancy P. Askins, executive director, Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara.”
Retreat participants are each asked to bring a special item from home reminiscent of a vacation they have taken in the past, or something characteristic of a place they would like to visit – whether they ever do or not. These items will be displayed on a common table for a special discussion, and participants will take your own item home at the end of the retreat.
Preregistrations are required to ensure adequate meals, seating and materials. Call 716-754-7376, ext. 1. Reservations after Aug. 7 will be subject to availability, so call first to confirm space.
The Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara operates as an interfaith retreat facility. For more information, visit www.stellaniagararetreats.org.