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Spiritual Retreat: Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Practices

Saturday, January 29, 2022
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Begin the New Year by nourishing your Spirit. Join Rev. Rob Hardies and Rev. Larry Peers for a day-long retreat grounded in our own Unitarian Universalist spiritual tradition. Our UU ancestors practiced an array of spiritual disciplines that sustained their souls and strengthened their engagement with the world. These disciplines helped them encounter the holy in nature, literature, daily life, and within their own souls. In this retreat we will learn and practice the spiritual disciplines of our UU ancestors so that they might equip and sustain us in engaging our beautiful and broken world. Along the way, we will gain a better understanding of the spiritual and theological gifts of our tradition.

Each retreat participant will receive a set of handouts describing each spiritual practice, so that they can continue practicing at home. There will also be an option to form a small group that will continue practicing together.

Please bring a journal (or something to write with and on) as well as a brown bag lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided for those attending in the building.

The retreat fee is $25 for members of First Unitarian; $35 for all others.  Scholarships are available.

You must pre-register by January 24. We intend to offer this event both on location (with a limited number of registrations and requirements to be masked and vaccinated) and also online.  Indicate your preference on the registration form.  You can access the link, including information on payments and scholarship requests, here.

View our flyer here, for additional details. Please share it with friends and family!

The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies is a preacher, teacher and an experienced leader of retreats and pilgrimages. From 2001 to 2020, he was Senior Minister of All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC, a large, dynamic multiracial congregation. While at All Souls, Rob founded
award-winning justice ministries that advocated for marriage equality and for voting rights.
Rob’s own spiritual life has been deeply influenced by this twenty-plus year study of the
spiritual practices of our Unitarian and Transcendentalist ancestors.

Rev. Dr. Larry Peers serves as a minister at First Unitarian Church of Wilmington. Larry has served in a number of national positions serving congregations, clergy, and other leaders across many faith traditions in their personal, spiritual and organizational leadership. He has led spiritual retreats that focus on life and career transitions drawing upon his specialized training in organizational change, leadership coaching, narrative therapy, somatic coaching, and spiritual psychology.