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Upcoming Events 2018-06-13T10:44:00+00:00

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Nov
6
Tue
Clergy Spain Pilgrimage
Nov 6 @ 12:00 am – Nov 16 @ 12:00 am
Clergy Spain Pilgrimage @ Santiago de Compostela | Galicia | Spain

For more than a thousand years, millions have made their way through the varied landscape of Spain, traversing what’s known as the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James. The clergy of The Episcopal Church in Colorado are invited to make this journey November 6-16, 2018. Designed especially for clergy, we will experience the spiritual renewal of walking the Camino firsthand, share a unique opportunity to deepen relationships with colleagues from around the diocese, and learn how to lead our own parish group pilgrimages.

Participants will join in preparation ahead of the journey and gain valuable pilgrimage resources. Clergy traveling on this Familiarization Pilgrimage to Spain will be awarded a discount on a future Camino pilgrimage of 20 or more participants when arranged through Worldwide Pilgrimage for travel in 2019 or 2020. This clergy pilgrimage is not just a great backpacking trip, but a chance for pilgrims to experience their faith and calling like never before.

View the Pilgrimage Itinerary for a more detailed overview of our time together.

Trip leader: The Rev. Canon Greg Foraker, Missioner for Faith Formation

Trip cost: $2,839-$2,999 depending on the number of travelers.

Pilgrimage FAQs

How can I afford to make this pilgrimage? This pilgrimage is a perfect opportunity for continuing education or retreat funds. If this is not a part of the regular budget, request to share the cost of the trip with your congregation. Partial supportis also available for clergy from The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

Why is this pilgrimage set for November? It’s a great time to walk the Camino when crowds are lower and temperatures are cooler. Our pilgrimage has been designed especially for clergy, with only one Sunday away. In the midst of stewardship season, this is an ideal opportunity to invite a guest preacher to bring a fresh take to your efforts while you are away. It is also a perfect time for clergy to renew and recharge ahead of the demands of the Advent and Christmas seasons.

What if my congregation is too small to plan a pilgrimage in the future? Consider what congregations you might partner with in your area or region. Two or three congregations joining together can strengthen bonds to partner in many ways upon return. Invite ecumenical clergy from your area and partner with them to offer future pilgrimages in your community.

What physical preparation is needed to make this pilgrimage?
Pilgrims from 21 to 82 have made this journey with our leader. Begin a regular practice of walking now and experience the benefits of integrating body, mind, and spirit. You will likely return from the Camino in the best shape of your life.

Is this a religious pilgrimage? Walking the Camino de Santiago is rooted in Christian faith and history. This pilgrimage offers a profound invitation to deepen one’s relationship with God, to open to others along the way, and to walk with Jesus each day.

Registration

To register, please download and complete the Spain Pilgrimage Reservation Form, and mail it to Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries along with:

  • A copy of your passport. Please note that your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return date.
  • A nonrefundable deposit check for $800 made out to Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries.

Mailing address for registration materials:

Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries
1131 N. Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206-3296.

Space for this inspiring journey is limited. To reserve your place, send your materials and deposit by July 2, 2018.

Questions?

For more information, please contact the Rev. Canon Greg Foraker, Missioner for Faith Formation, at Greg@EpiscopalColorado.org.

Nov
30
Fri
Advent Retreat @ Cathedral Ridge
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for our annual Advent quiet retreat. This retreat provides time and space away from the sometimes stressfulness of the season, allowing participants to enter into a time of reflection, preparation, and rest. The retreat includes presentations, worship, small-group discussion, and shared meals. Afternoons are free for personal spiritual disciplines, exploring the beautiful grounds of Cathedral Ridge, and self care. The theme and retreat leader for our 2018 retreat will be announced soon. Registration opens September 1. For more information, please contact the Faith Formation team at Faith@EpiscopalColorado.org.

Jan
4
Fri
Balance and Beauty Retreat @ Cathedral Ridge
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm
Balance and Beauty Retreat @ Cathedral Ridge

Ages: For girls grade 6 and above, and women of all ages

Invite your mother, friend, daughter, or granddaughter to a weekend of intergenerational fellowship, faith-deepening, and fun before school recommences. There will be large and small group presentations, crafts, worship, healthful meals, and time for self care and pampering. This retreat makes a wonderful Christmas gift. Registration opens here on October 1.

Jan
11
Fri
Father and Son Retreat @ Cathedral Ridge
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm

Ages: For fathers and sons of all ages. (Recommended for boys grade 1 and above.)

Come enjoy a weekend with your father or father figure, or bring your son or young person you’re mentoring. This is for men looking for activity, play, and rest in the beautiful mountains of Cathedral Ridge. We will have activities indoors and out, games, music, presentations, worship, and table fellowship. Registration opens here on October 1.

Feb
7
Thu
Vestry Development Conference @ Cathedral Ridge
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm

February is a time in parishes for new vestries to come together to affirm their mission, define priorities for the year ahead, and dream big about the work of the church. New in February 2019, we are offering two-night retreats for vestries from multiple congregations to gather together to learn, share best practices, and form connections with other leadership teams from around the state. Cathedral Ridge provides a distraction-free environment for planning and bonding, and sacred space for hearing God’s call. Conference weekends will include worship, presentations by conference facilitators, time for individual vestries to workshop ideas and develop mission and vision, table fellowship, and time for refreshment and reflection. Registration opens November 1.

Feb
21
Thu
Vestry Development Conference @ Cathedral Ridge
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

February is a time in parishes for new vestries to come together to affirm their mission, define priorities for the year ahead, and dream big about the work of the church. New in February 2019, we are offering two-night retreats for vestries from multiple congregations to gather together to learn, share best practices, and form connections with other leadership teams from around the state. Cathedral Ridge provides a distraction-free environment for planning and bonding, and sacred space for hearing God’s call. Conference weekends will include worship, presentations by conference facilitators, time for individual vestries to workshop ideas and develop mission and vision, table fellowship, and time for refreshment and reflection. Registration opens November 1.

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