COTC All Church Retreat 2021: Rooting Down While We Open Ourselves (UPDATED)

WHAT: "Rooting Down While We Open Ourselves": How do we open and face the sometimes uncertain world while feeding from deep spiritual roots? This year we have a chance to go deeper together, and individually, with a retreat. Come for whatever time you are able to. After such a long time of being physically distanced, come join us for this special gift of some time to be together in-person in a COVID-safe, responsible way.

Come. Share the blessings of community and spirit. Play. Pray. Relax. Contemplate. Share. Get to know one another better.

UPDATE: In light of COVID concerns, we have decided to remove the Thursday night option, but will still have the Friday night overnight option. Refunds will be given to anyone who already paid for Thursday night.

WHEN: One or two single days, or both days and overnight - Friday October 1 - Saturday October 2, 2021:

OPTION A) Friday only, 9:30am-4:30pm (lunch included - $45)
OPTION B) Friday through Saturday - either arriving in time for lunch - $140 or arriving 3:00 - 6:00 pm - $125, through Saturday 4:30 (includes private bedroom, Sat breakfast and lunch)
OPTION D) Saturday only, 9:30-4:30pm (lunch included - $45)

HOW: As concerns about the delta variant of COVID-19 continue to circle, we have and will continue to closely monitor this ongoing situation and make careful deliberations/discernment based on data, risk mitigation, and the importance of being together, safely.

REQUIREMENTS: You must be fully vaccinated to participate safely in this event (unless age 12 and under not yet offered the vaccine), as it will include indoor gatherings. We will work individually with families to make an option that will work for them, focusing on outdoor time. Everyone needs to bring a mask for indoor times. Concerns? Please be in touch with Diane or Rev. Rob.

WHERE: Miramar Retreat Center: 121 Parks Street, Duxbury, MA 02331 (near Duxbury Beach)

You may arrive beginning at 9:30. You may also arrive just in time for dinner at 6:00. Please tell us when you will arrive.

For people coming just for the day, the program will begin at 9:30am (includes lunch).
Retreats ends by 4:30pm Saturday for everyone.

Early registration discounts for those already registered
Final deadline by September 15, 2021.


** Something that speaks to you about how you spiritually root yourself in these days. This could be a picture or drawing, something written, a poem, a piece of music, or music to sing together, a sacred item, a piece of scripture, or a prayer. There will be opportunities to explore and share these items with each other, and speak about them.

Also bring: mask, casual clothes, indoor and outdoor games, beach towel, musical instrument(s), camera, journal, books, etc.
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