Spiritual formation retreat set for May 22-24 at Mount Eagle

“We’re starved for a life that not only senses the sacred in the world around us but savors it. We’re famished for experiences that are real, relationships that are deep, work that is meaningful.”

—Ken Gire

Mount Eagle Retreat Center will be the site of a three-day spiritual formation retreat for clergy and laity, “Seeing What Is Sacred: A Practical, Real-World Spirituality for Both the Head and the Heart,” May 22-24, 2017.

The text for this retreat will be Ken Gire’s book Seeing What Is Sacred: Becoming More Spiritually Sensitive to the Everyday Moments of Life (formerly published as The Reflective Life). This powerful book teaches a practical, accessible, real-world spirituality that can be applied to anyone’s everyday life. Retreat participants will learn and apply a three-step spiritual practice which will help you see and respond to what God is doing in every area of your life.

This retreat will be based on the Academy for Spiritual Formation/Benedictine retreat model and will provide time for worship, learning, prayer, community, constructive dialogue and quiet reflection. Goals for the retreat will include both spiritual renewal and practical application.

The Rev. Dr. Bill Buchanan, Arkansas Conference chair for spiritual formation and the pastor of First United Methodist Church Forrest City, will serve as retreat leader.

Visit www.mounteagle.org/events for pricing, scholarship information, details and a registration form.

Located in southwest Stone County near the towns of Clinton and Shirley, Mount Eagle is a United Methodist year-round retreat center. It sits atop a mountain surrounded on three sides by the Middle Fork of the Little Red River.