Join us for Wednesdays Away, a time of spiritual renewal hosted by Cross Roads throughout the year. Our time together includes prayer and conversation, led by a spiritual director and focusing on a different spiritual practice or theme each month. These retreats are open to all people interested in exploring new faith practices. Attend one or attend all—and be sure to invite friends to join you.
We are excited to share that we will return to offering in-person gatherings for the 2022-2023 season. Each retreat will be held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in person at Cross Roads (check-in will begin at 9:30 am). The cost is $50 per in-person gathering (includes lunch). Out of love for our community and in response to the current pandemic, we have established the following protocols for the in-person Wednesdays Away sessions: participants must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination as well as negative results from a COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event date.
You can read more about the themes for each retreat below. Click here to register for one or all of the gatherings. If you have any questions, please contact our Office Manager at email@example.com or at 908-832-7264.
Wednesdays Away Dates and Themes
|September 7, 2022||
|October 5, 2022||
Blessed are the Peacemakers
How can we, as children of God, receive peace, discover peace, live and love in peace, share peace, and at the end truly rest in peace? (Hint: Experiencing “the peace that passes all understanding.”)
|November 2, 2022||
On Purposeful Gathering
In preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, we explore some gatherings in which Jesus encountered others. We will also explore how we encounter one another.
|December 7, 2022||
As Nature falls into her wintry stillness, let us be still and know God anew.
|February 1, 2023||Heartgazing
We will experience the spiritual practice of heartgazing that we might be in awe and moved by God’s divine nature and nurture the divine within ourselves.
|February 22, 2023 (Ash Wednesday)||
The Lantern and the Wildflower
We usually refer to the forty days of Lent as a journey, but this year we are going to embark on a Lenten adventure. Inspired by Kaitlin Curtice’s poem “The Lantern and the Wildflower”, we will reflect upon Kaitlin’s understanding of God as Adventure.
|April 5, 2023
Praying the Passion
Throughout the day we will gather around the images of Holy Week and contemplate Christ’s Passion.
|May 3, 2023||
Join us we contemplate together what it means to see resurrection in our world now.
|June 7, 2023||
Alpha and Omega: Beginnings and Endings
We know Jesus as the Alpha and the Omega — the beginning and the end. We will explore our experience of God in our own beginnings and endings.
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