2019 Retreats

Retreats

SWell Retreat Day: Wisdom Seekers

Wisdom can be hard to grasp amidst the conflicting messages vying for our allegiance. This retreat day provides space to connect with Wisdom knocking at the doorways of our hearts. Claim some space amidst the tasks and responsibilities of your living, to rest, listen and connect with Wisdom, her insights and clarity of purpose.

When: Monday 18th March, 10am-3pm
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Cost: $ 50
Facilitators: Joan Wright Howie
Bookings & Enquiries: Joan, SWell office, 9002 4202

SWell Retreat Day: Creative Wisdom

Wisdom dwells within each of us seeking expression and identity in our living. Wisdom makes, weaves, paints, dances and sings with threads of clarity that we can learn to recognise as we engage our creativity. This retreat day opens space for creative play as you discover wisdom’s voice within you. 

When: Monday 27th May 11am-4:00pm
Where: Augustine Hall, SWell Centre
Cost: $50
Facilitators: Jenny Batten
Bookings & Enquiries: SWell office, 9002 4202

SWell Retreat Day: Wisdom of the City

Wisdom stands at the gates of the city and cries out, pointing the way to live with clarity and purpose. This retreat invites participants to walk the streets of Melbourne paying attention to the presence of Wisdom. Challenge yourself to take a day retreat being in silence out in the busy city landscape. Notice the growing of Wisdom as you hear her voice in our city.

When: Saturday 31st August, 10am-3pm
Where: Meet at SWell Centre, journey into Melbourne.
Cost: $50
Facilitators: Joan Wright Howie
Bookings & Enquiries: Joan, SWell office, 9002 4202

SWell Retreat Day: Advent Wisdom

As Christmas approaches and the year comes to a close, it is tempting to become busy with the list of things to do. This retreat provides space to listen for the voice of Wisdom calling out to us through the ancient Christian narrative anticipating the birth of a child around whom so much of our western culture has been shaped. Give yourself the gift of a retreat day this Advent and rest into Wisdom’s embrace.

When: Tuesday 3rd December, 10am-3pm
Where: SWell Library, SWell Centre
Cost: $50
Facilitators: Joan Wright Howie
Bookings & Enquiries: Joan, SWell office, 9002 4202

Reflecting on Rumi

With inspiration from Rumi poetry and texts we’ll explore their meaning and relevance for our own spiritual pilgrimage in the contemporary world. Please bring your own journal-visual diary for quiet, contemplative reflections.

When: Wednesday 13th March 10am-1pm or Saturday 16th March 1-4pm
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Cost: $55
Facilitator: Jude Westrup
Enquiries: judedesigns950@gmail.com
or SWell office 9002 4202
Bookings: SWell office, 9002 4202

An Arch-Angel in the Doorway

Arch-angels and angels are ever present in the sacred spheres that enfold and grace us. We’ll explore ways that we experience, express and are thankful for their presence in our lives.
Please bring your own creative arts or writing resources.

When: Wednesday 15th May 10am-1pm or Saturday 18th May: 1-4pm
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Cost: $55
Facilitator: Jude Westrup
Enquiries: judedesigns950@gmail.com
Bookings: SWell office, 9002 4202

Cherishment

Cherishment’ is the overall truth of our relationship with Sacred Presence. While in the past people spoke of ‘salvation’, asking ‘are you saved?’ Now we ask ‘are you cherished? And cherishing?
Please bring your own creative arts or writing resources.

When: Wednesday 17th July 10am-1pm or Sat 20th July 1pm-4pm
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Cost: $55
Facilitator: Jude Westrup
Enquiries: judedesigns950@gmail.com
Bookings: SWell office, 9002 4202

Eco-Creative Soul- ‘Making’

Together and individually we’ll explore some of the ways we can kindle, or re-kindle, our eco-creativity as a central part of soul- ‘making’. Infusing our process with contemplative prayer and visual or literary art work/s. Please bring your own creative arts or writing resources.

When: Wednesday 18th September 10am-1pm
or Saturday 21st September 1-4pm
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Cost: $55
Facilitator: Jude Westrup
Enquiries: judedesigns950@gmail.com
Bookings: SWell office, 9002 4202

Kairos

A monthly retreat day for ordained ministers, providing collegiality, quiet, Holy Communion and refreshment in a stimulating learning community.

When: 3rd 10:30am-2:30pm
Where: Sacred Space, Habitat Hawthorn
Cost: On application
Facilitator: Rev. Garry Deverell
Bookings & Enquiries: SWell Office, 9002 4202

Design Your Own Retreat

In the beautiful surrounds of the SWell gardens, choose a day and time for a guided retreat with an experienced facilitator for company.

When: You choose
Where: Sacred Space, SWell
Cost: $50 includes lunch
Facilitator: Rev. Joan Wright Howie
Enquiries: 0424 670 093
Bookings: Habitat Office, 9819 2844

bookings

The activities and programs above are facilitated by a variety of Habitat Uniting Church members, partners and associates. The content of programs is the responsibility of facilitators and not Habitat Uniting Church.

When enrolling please check the guidelines for enquiries and bookings to indicate whether to book through the Habitat office, or directly with the facilitator.

For activities facilitated by Habitat Uniting Church please follow the following procedure:
Contact the office by:

  • telephone 9819 2844, or 
  • by email office@habitatforspirituality.org.au giving your name, contact telephone number, email address if applicable and the name of the course, or
  • use the booking request form below.

booking request form

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payment

Once your enrolment has been confirmed payment instructions will be advised to you. Payment can be made by either:

Direct payment to Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000
Acc. number 1379 13604
Acc. Name: Habitat Uniting Church
Reference: Your name and event

Or by calling the office, Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am-4pm, with your credit card details.

 

Habitat Uniting Church Office
2 Minona Street, Hawthorn VIC
phone 9819 2844
office@habitatforspirituality.org.au

St David's Centre
cnr Burke & Mont Albert Rds
Canterbury VIC

Habitat Spirituality Centre
@ Augustine

2 Minona St, Hawthorn VIC

Kew Uniting Church
23 Highbury Grove
Kew VIC