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Retreat: Lies, Loss & Lament

July 25

Lies, Loss & Lament is part of the "Shared Texts, Shared Faith" retreat series led by Pastor Kerra English of Ashland Presbyterian Church with support by Rabbi Patrick Beaulier of Kehillah. Kerra and Patrick invite you into their interfaith friendship, exploring Jewish and Christian texts and gaining new perspectives that will make you fall in love with the Bible all over again.

For this retreat, you will:
-Gain a deeper understanding of Jesus through his Jewish history and traditions
-Have deep conversations with fellow clergy that you haven't had in years
-Walk away with two months of lectionary calendar-based study and preaching materials (and spiritual inspiration!)

Event includes retreat focused on Jeremiah and Lamentations, lunch, and digital ministry kit with "Lies, Loss & Lament" educational materials and sermon prep for your congregation.

The retreat is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richmond Hill.

Optional Q&A Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:40 p.m. with Pastor Kerra & Rabbi Patrick with snacks while they last.

The retreat is $100. Happy Hour is $30.



Celebrate Orthodox Christmas in Bethlehem

December 29- January 7, 2020

Join members of Bon Air Presbyterian Church on a 12-day pilgrimage in the Holy Lands from December 29 to January 7, 2020.

Watch the scriptures come to life as you pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, walk through the winding streets of old Jerusalem, travel to Nazareth and Capernaum, sail the waters of the Sea of Galilee. Experience modern religious traditions as we worship with local Christians on Epiphany and Orthodox Christmas and bring in Shabbat with local Jews. Learn about the modern history of this land and meet people and organizations engaged in the work of peacemaking.

The land cost is $2,765 (double occupancy) and air fare is about $1,500, bringing the trip total to $4,265 per person . For single travelers, add $520. This cost is inclusive of all meals, taxes, and gratuities. Additional expenses not covered may include optional souvenirs, snacks, and extra drinks.

Register by May 14 for a $100 registration discount. For more information, please contact Pastor Janet Winslow.