Most spiritual retreats are focused on withdrawing from your environment and from noise and distraction. This is a retreat focused on allowing your surrounding and context to draw you into an awareness of God’s presence. We often don’t realize how easy it is to become unaware of our surroundings. With headphones and cell phones we can easily tune out the people and places around us. This is a retreat about engaging with God in the midst of your daily life. By recognizing God’s presence and being able to rest in the context of the city we will gain valuable tools to experiencing God outside of the sanctuary and the prayer closet.
Schedule and Info:
10:00am Meet at the clock at Grand Central Station and finish at 2:00pm at Astoria Park.
People should bring with them a small notebook, pen, small bible if they have one (optional), subway card, and about $10 for lunch.
During our time together we'll pray at Grand Central, ride the 7 to Queensboro Plaza, spend some time prayer walking in that area, ride the bus up to Astoria, pray in the park, and then grab deli sandwiches and finish off with a picnic/debrief lunch.