If life has become all too full and way too busy, here is an opportunity to unplug from the rat-race in order to still your heart and purposefully engage with God and others.
On Saturday, 20th October, 2007, you’re invited to a Quiet Day .. a day structured for prayer, worship, reading, Christian meditation and fellowship.
Initially, we’ll be meeting in "The Stables"; a beautiful room at the Edmund Rice Retreat and Conference Centre, better known as "Winbourne", which is set on 250 acres in the Mulgoa Valley and was once the home of a notable Australian colonial family.
"The Stables" is one of the original colonial buildings on the property.
Winbourne’s address is 1315 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa, NSW, and is about 15 kilometres from Penrith and 10 kilometres from the M4 Motorway. The entrance to Winbourne is directly across the road from the Settlers Restaurant.
So, what does a Quiet day look like?
10.00 Arrival with tea and coffee
10.30 Introduction to those gathered with plans for the day
10.45 Morning Prayer, followed by a short talk, leading into silence
12.00 Midday Prayer
12.15 BBQ Lunch with Communion prior
13.30 Guided Meditation with music leading into silence
15.30 Simple instruction on and time for Lectio Divina (Prayerful Reading)
16.00 Sharing session with tea and coffee
16.20 (Early) Evening Prayer
16.45 Pack up and depart for home
You will need to bring your Bible, perhaps your journal and any devotional books you might want to use during the quiet time. There will also be ample room for creativity, so if you would like to bring a musical instrument for your personal use or perhaps art materials, please feel free. There is also a labyrinth on site that will be made available to us across the whole day.
Tea and coffee will be provided across the day, but you’ll need to bring some meat and whatever else you like for a BBQ lunch.
There is a small cost of $10 per person for the day and you will need to register your intention to come by Thursday 11th October as I need to give final numbers to Winbourne. So, in summary …
WHAT: Quiet Day
WHEN: Saturday, 20th October, 2007 from 10am – 4.45pm
WHERE: Winbourne, 1315 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa, NSW
COST: $10.00 per person
CLICK HERE to e-mail your intention to attend.
Come ready for times of rich fellowship, communal prayer and prolonged silence designed to facilitate a profound encounter with God and perhaps even your own heart.