For the first time, registration is available online for this year’s IUCC Women’s Retreat at Pilgrim Pines. Registration forms also will be available on the patio beginning Sunday, March 22. Act early to ensure your space! The fee remains the same: $160 for the weekend, Friday night, May 1, through Sunday morning, May 3. Registration and payment can be made on line or at Sunday morning coffee hour through April 15.
This year’s theme is “Mystic Masters,” led by the Rev. Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, senior minister at Redlands United Church of Christ, who led our 2018 retreat. We will look at the lives of mystics such as Rumi, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Rabia of Persia, Meister Eckhart, Hafiz, and others, and find ways to apply their revelations and teachings to our daily lives.
Rev. Jill earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of California at Riverside, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. She is married to Karen Rose, and they have an 5-year-old daughter, Daniella, and a cocker spaniel puppy, Ace.
Retreat attendees are encouraged to obtain the book, “Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from East and West” by Daniel Ladinsky. However, obtaining the book is not required for attendance.