Dear Candidates and Inquirers,
By now you should have heard from your liaison of the upcoming Committee on Preparation for Ministry Retreat.
The theme of the retreat is Discerning God's Calling in our Lives. Rev. Denise Easter and Rev. Dianna Kunce from Renewal Ministries Northwest will lead the retreat.
While there will be ample opportunity for you to meet with your cohorts in the care process, and if desired, meet with CPM for annual consultations, and even candidacy exams, the bulk of our time together will be for spiritual formation and reflection.
In this way, your participation will be to deal with both the ecclesiastical needs of the care process (annual consultations etc.) and to genuinely take a few days to consider again how we may listen for God's calling in our lives.
The committee is largely covering the cost of the retreat; we will pay reasonable transportation expenses. Your only cost will be a registration fee of $ 25.00.
I would encourage all of you under care to participate so that you may explore new or renewed ways in which to seek and discern God's callings in your lives.
The retreat will begin the morning of Monday March 5, 2012 and conclude following lunch on the 6th. If needed there will be a called presbytery meeting following the retreatfor candidacy exams. The retreat will be held at the Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way, Washington.