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Praying With Our Discomfort

Dates: July 28, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Location: Online via Zoom  

Facilitated by: Mary An Love & Rev. Karen Covey Moore

Cost: $49 (includes an hour-long session of Spiritual Direction)
Scholarships are available. 

We're in the midst of uncomfortable times - grappling with the pain of isolation, the grief of sickness and death, and struggling to understand the racism and violence that we are seeing on the news and in our communities.

Often we ask God to remove our discomfort, but how do we engage our discomfort in prayer and allow God to speak to us through it?

Facilitators Mary An Love and Rev. Karen Covey Moore will guide participants through a day of guided prayer and scripture reflection, self-guided reflection, and spiritual direction.

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.  

Tentative Schedule:
9:00am Centering & Morning Prayer
9:30am Scripture Reflection
10:00am Silence (offline) & Spiritual Direction Sessions
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm Silence (offline) & Spiritual Direction Sessions
4:00pm Scripture Reflection
4:30pm Closing Prayer

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).  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.