Last semester, we gathered together at Weston Priory for a time of worship and reflection on the first part of John 15:5, “I am the vine….” This semester, we’re wrapping up the academic year a little closer to home with a retreat at Wheelock Park on the second half of that verse, “…you are the branches.”
After calling Himself the vine, Jesus called us the branches, saying “if you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
What does it mean to bear fruit?
Or to remain in Him?
Sometimes, just looking back at our individual stories–at the times when we’ve been closest to God or farthest away, and at the growth or withering that came with each of those times–can answer those questions for us. Campus Minister Cindy Cheshire will be sharing her own story of loss and trauma–and how remaining close to God (or not so much) ended up bearing fruit in the most desolate of times. We’ll also have:
- praise and worship
- time for personal reflection and story sharing
- an outdoor BBQ
- a year-end celebration of the canonization of Saints John Paul II and John XIII
This retreat is free for students, $20 for young adults (scholarships are available) and we can’t wait to see you there! For more information, or if you have any questions, contact us.