WHEN:

Friday, Oct 26, 2018    2 PM

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018  11 AM 

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WHERE:

Camp Beckwith Conference Center
10400 Beckwith Lane
Fairhope, AL 36532

www.beckwithal.com

 
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CONTACT:

Jenni Arnold
12- Step Outreach~Contemplative Outreach of Pensacola
850-712-1634
jenniarnold1028@gmail.com

Limited Scholarships available prior to registration

 Email: jenniarnold1028@gmail.com



 12-Step Outreach of Contemplative Outreach of Pensacola

offers

A WEEKEND RETREAT: 

CENTERING PRAYER

as the 11th Step Prayer Practice 

for those in 12-Step Recovery

Friday, Oct 26 - Sunday, Oct 28

Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, AL

 

 

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About the Retreat: Offered to those who are in one of the 12-Step programs of recovery, this retreat offers a contemplative practice for the 11th step: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God." Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer rooted in an ancient practice that opens us to God's presence and divine healing.

You'll learn the four steps of Centering Prayer, practice, and learn its significance in your daily life and recovery program.  There will be time for reflection, sharing, silence, solitude and 12-Step meetings.  Those who have attended an Introductory Centering Prayer Workshop can attend the Track ll workshop on the Welcoming Prayer and Invitation to God

Fr. Thomas Keating once wrote, "Silence is God's first language. Everything else is a poor translation." The practice of Centering Prayer and the spiritual, historical, and psychological basis of it are described and elaborated in several of Thomas Keating's works, including "Divine Therapy and Addiction" (Co-authored by Thomas S.) In a letter published in a Grapevine 1953 article, "Emotional Sobriety," Bill W writes,  "I have been given a quiet place in bright sunshine."

About Camp Beckwith: Only a short drive from Pensacola, FL or Mobile, AL, Beckwith offers a tranquil setting amid centuries’ old live oaks and stately pines beside the gentle waves of Weeks Bay.  Delicious meals are served in the dining hall. (No pets, please.)  www.beckwithal.com

The weekend retreat begins with Check-in on Friday, October 26 at 2 pm and closes on Sunday, October 28 at 11 am (Central Time Zone)

Double Occupancy Room - $240  per person

Single Occupancy Room - $280 per person

(Includes the retreat, meals, and two nights double or single occupancy lodging.)

Complimentary transportation to and from Pensacola Airport  (PNS) and Camp Beckwith is offered by Contemplative Outreach of Pensacola. 

WEEKEND CANCELLATION POLICY:  Payment includes a non-refundable $70 deposit to confirm a room.  A cancellation refund, less $70, will be given up to September 1.  

Need-based scholarships are available by sending an email to jenniarnold1028@gmail.com before registering for the event.

THE RETREAT PRESENTERS:

We welcome Jim M  back to the Gulf coast where he presented The Human Condition as part of Contemplative Outreach's Living Flame program several years ago. Jim has been practicing Centering Prayer since 1996 and has been a commissioned presenter since 2002. Jim has been on the leadership team of 12-Step Outreach since its formation in 2005 and is especially interested in teaching Contemplative Prayer to the recovery community as part of the 12-Steps. He is a former coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis and is on the faculty of the Welcoming Prayer for Contemplative Outreach. He works as an Account Executive and part-time therapist at a treatment center. He lives with his family in St. Louis, Missouri and has a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Other Commissioned Retreat Presenters will be Selina H, Joe M, Billie M and Minta M, each a member of our Pensacola prayer community