This year’s theme is “Gratitude and Thanksgiving.”
This year we celebrate our 21st Celtic retreat and the launch of the Mustard Seed Village. The Israelites were constantly reminded to thank God for past acts of faithful provision. Gratitude and thanksgiving give hope and promise for the future.
- Join with us in gratitude for what God has done in all our lives and communities over this last year.
- Join us in a time of refreshment and renewal as we seek to restore God’s rhythm in our lives, rebuild our souls and renew our call out into God’s world.
- Join with us as we dedicate the first Mustard Seed Village building.
- Join with us as we look to the future and celebrate the new promises still emerging in our lives and communities.
Pray with us as we work to launch CCSP Cascadia
We will set aside the busy clutter in our lives and create a quiet space for prayer and renewal as we worship God in a beautiful outdoor cathedral surrounded by maple and cedar trees. Following the Celtic Christian tradition, this retreat will incorporate the rhythms of work and rest, community and solitude, prayer and biblical study.
For those of you camping with us over the weekend, please note that this is “rustic” camping on mostly undeveloped land.
(We do have nice, clean, “HoneyBuckets” for bathrooms)
Schedule of Events:
Friday: (optional) We are working on some new and exciting possibilities for Friday evening – stay tuned for our amended schedule.
Saturday: All Day Retreat beginning at 10 a.m.and ending with a potluck BBQ dinner at 5 pm and a special Selah service with Eucharist/ Communion celebration provided by Celtic musician Jeff Johnson at 7 pm.
Sunday: (optional) A time of quiet worship and prayer to prepare us for our return to the busy world in which we live.
Saturday we will meditate on Scripture and listen for the movement of the Spirit on forested prayer trails and in the wood-rimmed labyrinth. We will work together, worship and eat together as we enjoy a potluck lunch and BBQ dinner, and fellowship around the fire pit. Those that camp with us for the weekend will participate in morning and evening prayers and enjoy extended opportunities for fellowship and meditation. Truly, this will be a spiritual retreat to restore rhythm in our lives, rebuild our souls and renew our call to go out into the world.
Christine Sine will direct the liturgical program and meditation times.
There will also be a separate children’s program for kids 5 to 10 years old during some of the morning and afternoon sessions, but we will all preparing the altar and take communion together. Apart from stinging nettles, the land is a very safe environment for kids.
Note: Registration fees do not cover the full cost of this event. Please consider an additional donation to enable us to cover our costs. If you would like to help us provide scholarships and student discounts, please follow the link below.
If these fees are beyond your budget please contact us. We do have some partial scholarships available.
What to bring for Saturday:
- Bible and journal
- Camp chair or blanket for worship times
- Shoes for hiking
- Recyclable or reusable eating utensils
- Dessert, salad or pasta dish for the potluck lunch
- Something to grill for dinner
- Extra water
- Rain jacket, just in case
- Work gloves
If you come for the whole weekend, keep in mind that the land is completely undeveloped. Bring:
- Sleeping bag
- Plenty of water
- Food for Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday mornings