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Annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont October 18-20

The historic Shrine Mont Retreat Center offers a beautiful setting for St. James’s annual fall retreat in the mountains! Participants will have the opportunity to unplug, relax, and enjoy the gorgeous fall mountain scenery and each other’s company. There will be activities for adults and children, delicious meals, and comfortable accommodations. This is a special weekend for our parish and is designed to be fun for all ages and stages, young and older, singles and families.

Shrine Mont Parish-wide Retreat Weekend

The Everyday Ecology of Faith

shrine mont pond

Our retreat speaker this year will be Dr. Willis Jenkins, Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Environment at the University of Virginia. Dr. Jenkins is an Episcopalian and a native Virginian. Prior to joining the UVA faculty, he taught at Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Forestry &  Environmental Studies. His book, Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology received a 2009 Templeton Award for Theological Promise. He writes and teaches about sustainability and Christian ethics, including: theologies of place, space, and urban form; environmental justice; obligations to future generations; global ethics; problems of climate change, biodiversity loss, agriculture, and energy; and ethics of responsibility.

Cost for the weekend is: Adults and youth 13 and older $165 per person double occupancy; $185 single occupancy; 8-12 year olds $115; 4-7 year olds $65; 0-3 year olds $60 for babysitting costs. The cost includes lodging for two nights, Friday dinner through Sunday lunch and all programming. Space is limited. Contact Anita Lisk for more information.

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