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Art: Vocabulary For the Soul Retreats:

Connecting with God Through the Arts  

 Theme: Riding the Waves of the Unexpected

Do you have a creative inclination? Are you thirsty for God? Do you think: "How can I use my creativity to connect with God?" How do you listen to God, hear his voice? Are you looking for new ways to connect and listen to God?

This Spiritual Retreat is for those who want to connect with God. Whether you are an artist or writer or just curious to try something new, we are all able to connect with God creatively. Participants will be encouraged to create in the art of their choice -- painting, writing, photography, dance, etc. Instruction for watercolor and drawing will be provided for those who desire it. Coaching for the other painting mediums and writing will also be available. Supplies are available for a nominal fee. There will be solitude and group time in the schedule.

Spiritual Direction is offered during the retreat.

Retreat Presenters:

Artist Julie Drew, and Sam Drew, Spiritual Director

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When, Where, and Cost

June 25 - June 27
4 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday

King’s Fold Retreat Centre, near Cochrane, Alberta

$455 + GST Individual rooms. Shared rooms are only for those of the same household.
$395 + GST early bird special until March 25, 2021
Payment Plans Available

pdfGeneral Schedule for the retreat

Cost covers accomodation in a beautiful location, 2 meals and a snackbar on Saturday, 1 meal with a snackbar on Sunday, and the program. Bring own dinner for Friday night's meal.

Our retreat in June (click link to see images and reflection on the June retreat) went well with the social distancing protocols that King’s Fold had in place. It was lovely to have that space to get out of the city and take that creative time with God together. We look forward to sharing that again with a new group in June 2021 to enjoy the spring colors in the Ghost River valley.

Limit of 8 people in our group. Social distancing measures will be in place.

Refund Policy: Refunds of all payments except the $50 non-refundable deposit available until May 25, 2021.

No refunds after May 25, 2021.  ***If the retreat is canceled due to Covid-19, you will be given a choice of refund or putting your payment toward another retreat or class.***

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Comments from Past Participants:nov 2018ArtVocabRetreat

“Julie and Sam,

Thank you so much for hosting a lovely, restful weekend at King’s Fold. I feel like I did a lot of creating... poetry and journaling and art. Through that, God and I also did a lot of soul work. I really appreciate how you two tie both together so the act of creating becomes an act of worship and an act of healing....For ourselves and others.” - M. Bell, Participant“

Julie is a gentle teacher and can help anyone with experience in the arts, or someone who is just beginning to let art into their lives. Julie also writes poetry and songs and uses those as part of the weekend retreat to enhance the creative process. She teaches respectfully, knowing that we all are creative in some form or another, and that it is to God that our creativity is lifted first.”- H. Seargeant, Participant

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