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Memphis & Tennessee Clergy Spouse Retreat
September 20 - September 22
Registration is now open! https://tnumcevents.membershiptoolkit.com/
Closes September 3, 2019.
Our annual clergy spouse retreat is just around the corner (September 20-22, 2019 at Beersheba Springs Assembly)! We begin the retreat after dinner on Friday and conclude just before lunchtime on Sunday.
While the schedule is full of great activities and ways to connect with God and one another, there is also time scheduled for those who just need a nap or want to spend some time on their own. We have also added some new opportunities for everyone including a few break out sessions.
Our theme will be about looking into ordinary times and the simple ways we can lean into God’s rhythm in the everyday. Below are a few things to consider as you prepare for the retreat in the coming weeks.
1. During one of the free sessions, we will have time to do some glass etching (optional). You don’t have to be “crafty,” but you do have to bring a glass dish if you want to participate. We will be etching our family names into a glass serving dish (or whatever glass item you wish to bring)…if you would like to participate.
2. If you have a business or side hustle or a particular hobby, we want to invite you to bring your business card, a sample of the product, and a description of what you do. We won’t be soliciting or selling items on-site, but we want to create a space for retreat attendees to share this part of themselves and give a chance for the rest of us to support other clergy spouses or possibly get connected to something that we need/want. Please let Izzie know if you have any questions or plan to share your business/hobby so we can prepare a space for you (email@example.com).
3. Clergy Spouse Q&A Panel: during one of our break out sessions, we will have a panel of seasoned clergy spouses for Q&A time. We hope this will be a time for you to ask some burning questions and hear the wisdom of those who have been there before. To help prepare for this time, we invite you to send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them with you!
Sign up and pay for the retreat by September 3! Please note that you will receive a receipt in your email from Membership Toolkit if your registration is complete.
Be sure to invite other clergy spouses you know! For those who sign up for the retreat, expect to receive a detailed email a couple of weeks before the retreat so you know how to prepare.
*Please note we have a limited number of private rooms (priority will be given to those who require special accommodations and to those who complete their registration early)*