The Gathering will host a day of communal and individual spiritual renewal and care, a day we will explore what it is to be spiritual pioneers and ways the Spirit invites us to keep exploring our spiritual frontiers. Sunday, 28 April 2013, leave San Angelo by 9:00 am - return to San Angelo by 4:30 pm Walnut Creek Ranch, Water Valley, TX. According to the website, "because of its family heritage, rich history and diversity in terrain and inhabitants, Walnut Creek Guest Ranch draws travelers, outdoor photographers, archeology buffs, hunters, ecologists, trail riders, birders, nature lovers and historians from all over the nation."
We will leave San Angelo by 9:00 am and return to San Angelo refreshed and renewed by about 4:30 pm. Those interested can carpool together. Meet in the parking lot of the Tom Green County offices, 3020 N. Bryant (Hwy 87 North). This is just past the Shell station and Sonic on the corner of 29th Street and N. Bryant. If you do want to carpool, please let Karen know so we don't go off and leave you. If you do not want to carpool, let Karen know so I can send a map and the gate code to you.
Lunch, coffee, tea, and water will be provided by The Gathering. Suggested donation is $20/person to pay for facilities and food, with scholarships available for anyone who's hesitant to attend because of financial considerations.
The day will include times of community gathering, as well as individual time. The planning team anticipates the day including exploration (both internal and external), silence, walking, sitting, worship, fun, and meal sharing. Things to bring: your self; something on which to write (pad of paper, tablet, journal, etc); writing utensils; lawn chair (there are seating options outside around the lodge, but if you want to walk off a bit, bring a chair you can take with you); drinks if you'd like something other than coffee, tea, or water; money for the offering. Attire is casual - we have access to an air conditioned lodge, as well as outside patios, walking paths, and acreage. Be comfortable for a day of retreat and exploration.
For more information, to tell me you're attending,and/or to share your anticipation about the retreat, email Karen Schmeltekopf firstname.lastname@example.org or call 325-374-1566..