Light and Life:
A Midweek Fall Retreat with Rev. Betsy Lockhart
As we prepare for Advent let us remember "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5 We all have a little light within us that we must shine into our world. Let's retreat together this October and prepare our hearts and minds for the coming Christmas season. We will be working with our hands and imaginations as we create. The point is not to produce great works of art, but rather to be in communion with our own inner light, to nurture that light in one another, and to let that light shine!
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Retreat cost is $150
More about our Speaker: Rev. Betsy Lockhart is the Teaching Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, Texas. She is a stained glass artist, writer, organic gardener, and caretaker to a 200lb Great Dane named Cyrus. Betsy believes that if you ask any artist about what is important, they will tell you that "light" is their most valuable tool. Before we pick up a brush, pencil, needle,camera, paint, or anything else, we move toward the light which is within and the light which surrounds. As a stained glass artist she thinks about how her work will interact with light and it is that interaction that inspires her work. The best moment for Betsy is when she holds a piece up and lets the sun shine through it. Her work is a celebration of God's first creation.
Intuitive Painting provides opportunity to touch base with your inner creative genius child by playing with paint while learning mark-making and layered painting techniques. Everyone will enjoy these techniques - NO SKILL required.
Linda Gast will be joining us at Gilmont for the first time in October, leading Tai Chi for balance and coordination - for participants with any level of mobility.
Staff will lead photography and nature walks.
Special thanks to the Grace Presbytery Congregational Support Committee for their partnership.