The Presbyterian Church welcome anyone who would like to take part in a retreat called “Winter Light: Discerning Our Path.” This date marks the traditional church celebration called “Candlemas,” which falls forty days after Christmas. As a time halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, it is a good time to share in gratitude for light, including, for Christians, God’s light in Jesus.
There will be an opportunity for participants to pause and ponder the light and shadow in their own lives. We will share in small groups what it might mean for us to be on a clearer path. There will also be plenty of hands on activities: a highlight will be the making of candles, which will then be used in a closing time of worship and blessing. Candlemas is a traditional time for blessing the candles which will be used in the household in the coming year.
There will also be journaling, an art activity, and a chance for quiet conversation and contemplation.