Southern Ohio Synod. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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April 7-9, 2014

Conversations 2014: Thinking Creatively About Being Creative

Spiritual Center of Maria Stein

The annual Conversations Retreat will be held Monday, April 7 – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (beginning with lunch on Monday and ending with breakfast on Wednesday).

The Conversations Retreat is held at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (spiritualcenter.net) in western Ohio. The cost for the two nights (single room – full bath – linens – desk), six meals, and resources will be $175.00. We will spend time with a guest artist; take time to get to know one another; share how creativity plays a part in our ministry and mission; watch several movies followed by discussion; have time for silence; and enjoy late evening refreshments and informal conversation. We make worship an integral part of each day. There is also time to visit the collection of relics at the neighboring shrine.

Our guest for the retreat is Columbus artist, Cody Miller (www.codyfmiller.com). Cody interprets scenes and characters from scripture and presents them in a mixed-media format. On Monday afternoon, Cody will talk about how he looks at scripture – what he sees in the stories – what he imagines as he envisions the characters and stories – and then, what he tries to bring to life on the canvas. Cody will fit in well with our format of mutual conversation as he expects us to engage him.

To register and/or ask questions about any particulars of the retreat contact: Pr. Al Debelak (adebelak@redeemerluth.com or cell: 614.282.0799). To register make checks out to Al Debelak (2683 Berwick Blvd. Columbus, OH 43209-2917) Participation/registration is limited (30 rooms). We may be able to expand as space is available.

Deadline for registration is: March 10, 2014.


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