Summer Silent Retreat

Date: July 5 - 10, 2020

Facilitated by: Rev. Karen Moore and Mary An Love

Location: The Riverview Retreat Center at Pecometh

Cost: 

$469 for 6 days, 5 nights
$419 for 5 days, 4 nights
$359 for 4 days, 3 nights
$299 for 3 days, 2 nights
$169 for 2 days, 1 night
$59 for 1 day

(All costs are per person, includes program fees, single occupancy overnight accommodations at the RRC, and meals from Lunch on your first day through lunch on your final day).

Come experience a daily rhythm of prayer, simple meals, communing with God in nature, communion, and spiritual direction. Like river water in a jar in which the sediment falls to the bottom, revealing the clear water, allow your spirit to settle and clear by resting in God.

Optional Activities 

Other activities like yoga, canoeing, night walks, and guided prayer or meditation may be offered throughout the week at no additional charge. 

Massage, Healing Touch and other body treatments are sometimes available for an additional cost. 

Information about optional activities will be sent out ahead of the retreat (usually about 2 weeks before arrival). 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spiritual Direction? 

A Spiritual Director is someone who accompanies people on a spiritual journey, helping them to grow closer to God.  On this retreat participants will meet daily with a spiritual director to reflect deeply on the experiences of silent reflection.  

What should I bring?

Participants should pack comfortable clothes, a journal, Bible, devotional materials, walking shoes and weather-appropriate outerwear for walking the grounds. 

How long should I stay?

Come for the whole time, or just a few days.  Find a length of time that fits your needs and schedule.   Check In is from 9 - 11am on your first day. Guests are asked to check out of their rooms by 10am on their final day, but are welcome to stay through the afternoon.    

About our Facilitators

Rev. Karen Covey Moore has been an ordained United Methodist minister since 1985.  She has served churches throughout the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church as a pastor and two years as the pediatric chaplain of the Medical Center of Delaware and three years as a bereavement counselor for Delaware Hospice.  She is currently serving Chabereth Ministries, Inc. as Founder and Spiritual Director.  Karen is the co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Hearts On Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders (FUMSDRL), an affiliate organization of the Upper Room Division of the General Board of Discipleship of the UMC.  She is also the co-founder of Healing Hearts Ministries: Ministry to Survivors of Suicide. Healing Hearts offers counseling and retreats for survivors of suicide loss and workshops for those who work with survivors. 

Mary An Love is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A. In English) and Neumann University (M.S. in Pastoral Care and Counseling), and has spent over 25 years in education and related fields. She has taught middle school and high school English and served as an administrator in a private school in Delaware. She has taught social justice classes at Vaughn Correctional Center as a program facilitator for Catholic Charities and then volunteered there as a spiritual director. Since her graduation from Neumann in 2006, Mary An has been active as a spiritual director with individuals and groups. She has facilitated retreats and days of reflection in different parishes, at Jesus House in Delaware, and from her home on a variety of topics, including women in scripture, Carmelite spirituality, and the Cosmic Christ.