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Church friends,

We have some new opportunities coming as soon as THIS Thursday to meet, gather, worship and pray together. 

Meet a Pastor in the Park
Would you like to meet to walk, talk or just spend time outside talking?  
You are invited to meet Pastor Sara at Linworth Road Community Park at 10 a.m. on the following Thursday mornings (weather permitting).  
Registration is helpful for any cancellation notices (go to  https://linworthumc.breezechms.com/form/pastorpark  or email pastorsara@limworthumc.org to let her know you will be there.)  

Linworth Road Community Park is located at 5971 Linworth Rd, Worthington, OH 43085.  All are welcome & invite a friend! 
 September 16, 23, 30  (more dates possible if well attended) 

 
Busy Person Retreat  -
When you think of a retreat, you probably think of getting away from it all, perhaps at a quiet retreat center or a cabin in the woods. Most of us don’t have the luxury of time to actually go away, even for a weekend. That is why we are offering the “BUSY PERSON’S DIRECTED RETREAT”. This is a retreat that takes place within the ordinary busy-ness of your daily life.  It is a simple idea: over the course of three weeks, you make a commitment to yourself and to God for a special time each day for prayer, reflection, and silence. Three times during the retreat period you will meet – for about an hour – with an assigned spiritual director to reflect on your daily practice of prayer and the ways in which you are (or perhaps are not) noticing the presence of God in your daily life. This is an excellent opportunity to get a “taste” of how spiritual direction might enrich your spiritual journey. The retreat typically follows this format: Each week, all participants and directors gather together for prayer and faith sharing followed by the individual spiritual direction sessions.   
* If you would like to get your name on the list to participate in this event please contact Christine Heister at christinehiester73@gmail.com or Pastor Sara at pastorsara@linworthumc.org.

October 3, 10, 17, 2-4 pm $75 per person for the entire retreat. 
 *See detailed information on page 4 of this newsletter. 


**What to expect during a spiritual direction session during this retreat: Most spiritual directors will begin and end each session with a period of silence and/or spoken prayer. You will be invited to share some of what you have been noticing in response to your prayer time: What has been meaningful; What has been difficult.  Out of your sharing, the spiritual director will prayerfully reflect with you in ways that will help you find insights or deeper meaning in your experiences. Your spiritual director may suggest a particular scripture passage to meditate with or offer suggestions to help facilitate your retreat experience. Keep in mind that these sessions are completely confidential. 
Who will be my spiritual director for this retreat? The Spirituality Network will be providing the spiritual directors for this retreat.  All of the spiritual directors have completed (or near completion of) a training program with supervised practicum. They are in spiritual direction themselves and they abide by the ethical guidelines set forth by Spiritual Directors International. The spiritual directors are matched with participants based on the information given on the participant’s registration form.   All efforts are made to honor specific requests of participants. Participants may decide to continue in spiritual direction after the retreat ends. If a participant wishes to continue in spiritual direction, but with a different director at the end of the retreat, a referral interview can be arranged.   For more information you may want to learn more at  www.spiritualitynetwork.org.

If you have any further questions or concerns or to simply sign up please feel free to contact Pastor Sara pastorsara@linworthumc.org or Christine Hiester christinehiester73@gmail.com
                
Here is a link to our most recent newsletter - Hot of the presses! (you should be receiving this in the mail) 
https://linworthumc.org/download/lumc-fall-newsletter-2021/
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