Date(s) - 07/04/2017 - 09/04/2017
Cabrini Retreat Center
Former Volunteer Retreat: Discerning Vocation Amid Turbulent Times
April 7-9, 2017
Cascades Camp and Conference Center
JVC Northwest, in partnership with Mission Year and Brethren Volunteer Service, are putting on two retreats during the first weekend of April 2017, one in the Pacific Northwest, one in the Chicagoland area. The retreats will focus on “Discerning Vocation Amid Turbulent Times”, and will focus on themes of discernment, combating injustice, self-care, community, and vocation. This retreat is open to anyone who has completed a year of service; alumni of a faith-based program may be more familiar with the themes and language but alumni of all programs welcome. This registration page is for the Chicagoland retreat.
Our Chicago-area retreat will be led by Dana Cassell and Rediet Mulugeta. Dana is the pastor for the Peace Covenant Church of the Brethren in Durham, NC. She is also a former BVS staff member that has been leading retreats and serving the former volunteer population for many years. Rediet is a current Mission Year staff member and former Mission Year volunteer who is active in Chicago movements for racial equity, peace, and social justice. More information on these wonderful retreat leaders coming very soon! (If you have attended any of our past vocationally-focused retreats for former volunteers you likely already know them.)
Attendees can expect a relaxed environment among former volunteers who have engaged in a year or more of service and are looking for ways to continue living out and cultivating the values they hold most dear, both professionally, personally, and spiritually. WiFi access is limited, please plan accordingly.
The cost for this weekend retreat is only $35 thanks to the generous support of the Forum for Theological Exploration.
Please email JVC Northwest’s Outreach and Events Coordinator, Zach, at email@example.com with any questions or comments.