The Unretreat: Everything Belongs

What's an "unretreat"?

In a retreat, you get away from it all to pray, to be in solitude, to spend time with God. But retreats take time and money and freedom from daily duties. Is it possible to have a similar experience, at home, with a smaller amount of time each day, over a longer period? Let's find out!

This "unretreat" is a spiritual formation class to be held at Church of the Servant, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the spring of 2024. We'll meet February 11 and 25, March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, and May 5 and 19, at 9 am, in room 17 (near the nursery). Between each meeting we'll meditatively read a chapter of Richard Rohr's book, Everything Belongs, and have other exercises.

I'll post assignments and handouts here, with enough narrative that you can make up for a missed meeting, or even participate remotely.

You can subscribe to the group's mailing list here.

Date Chapter Exercise
Feb 11 [0. Initial meeting] Affective Meditation
Feb 25 1. Circumference and center Self-knowledge
Mar 10 2. Vision of Enchantment Self-giving
Mar 24 3. Ego and Soul Watching
Apr 7 4. Cleansing the Lens Welcoming
Apr 21 5. Don't Push the River Extension
May 5 6. Return to the Sacred Contemplation
May 19 Theology of the Cross Service