1.24-25.20 – Radical + Hospitality Retreat

1.24-25.20 – Radical + Hospitality Retreat

Radical + Hospitality + Spirit = God’s Kin-dom
Dates & Times: January 24th (starts at 5:30pm) & 25th (ends at 3:30pm)
Location: International Room, 2nd Floor
Cost: Commuter: $130 (includes tuition and 3 meals), Resident: $190 (includes 1 night lodging, 3 meals and tuition)

Radical hospitality is grounded in the biblical term “philoxenia” that literally means “to love the stranger.” What is a spirit of radical hospitality? How could identifying hospitality as a spiritual practice make a difference in our lives, our communities, our world? What does it mean to open our hearts and minds to the radical witness of the Spirit of God welcoming the stranger both internally and externally? Join us for the conversation as we seek to move beyond a place of fear of “other” to a place grounded in the all- encompassing Love of God.

Portrait of Donna PattersonRev. Dr. Donna Patterson is a retired United Methodist Church Clergywoman, Educator, Anam Cara (Spiritual Director), Mentor, Poet, and a Laughter Yoga leader. Donna has led workshops and retreats at both local and national levels on worship, spiritual formation, women’s spirituality, self-care, mental illness, medical ethics, and support for families and children with disabilities. She is creative, curious, and a consummate learner. She is a graduate of Scarritt Graduate School, Iliff School of Theology and holds a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality and Story from Wesley Theological Seminary. Currently, Donna is serving as a Volunteer-in-Mission at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN.

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Date(s) - 01/24/2020 - 01/25/2020
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