Episcopal Church Offerings

The Episcopal Church in Colorado offers events that help individuals grow as leaders, deepen their faith and commitment to a life in Christ, and find respite from the busyness of daily life. Come experience a time of strengthening and renewal amid the exceptional beauty and hospitality of Cathedral Ridge. For more information, please contact the Faith Formation team at Faith@EpiscopalColorado.org.

Retreats, Workshops, & Conferences

February

Realities Intensive: Bringing Hope, Preventing Suicide, February 28-29
This is a weekend for educating, empowering, and equipping suicide prevention leaders and advocates in the work of bringing hope and preventing suicide.The weekend is hosted by the Office of the Bishop and a guest retreat leader from the wider Episcopal Church. This is a great weekend for clergy and lay leaders from congregations to attend together. Our time together begins at 4 pm on Friday and concludes at 4 pm on Saturday.
Cost: $150 per person + $75 for optional Saturday overnight. 

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March

Activating Assets Retreat, March 6-7, 2020
This retreat will bring together members of the Diocese who have begun engaging in the work of Asset-Based Community Development in their communities. If you have attended one of our ABCD workshops, you are more than welcome to attend! Because of generous grants supporting this ministry, this retreat will be offered at no cost

We will gather at Cathedral Ridge from Friday, March 6, through Saturday March 7 to share stories, ideas, and practical ways to engage in meaningful, relational ministry with our communities. Arrival will be Friday afternoon and departure will be Saturday afternoon.

We are lucky to be joined by our keynote speaker the Rev. Mike Mather, recent author of Having Nothing, Possessing Everything. Pastor Mike has been engaged in Asset-Based Community Development for many years and serves on the ABCD Institute’s faculty. Attendees will receive a copy of Having Nothing, Possessing Everything, Mike Mather’s book on ABCD Ministry. During this time, we will look at the assets of our diocese in new and exciting ways and discern where the Holy Spirit is calling us next. We look forward to spending time in community, conversation, and collaboration!

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Returning and Rest Lenten Retreat, March 6-8, 2020
Our Ash Wednesday liturgy invites us to the observance of a holy Lent, “by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” These classic spiritual practices have stood the test of time, creating a space for God to act. Join us as we return to these basic Christian disciplines and listen for God’s Word in our lives this Lent. Participants will gain practical tools and resources for their faith journeys that can be practiced individually and in community. Our time of returning and rest will include ample space for napping, hiking, and private reflection. Our time together begins with dinner at 6 pm and concludes after Sunday morning Eucharist. 
Retreat leader: The Rev. Kim Seidman, Vicar and Executive Director of Cathedral Ridge.
Cost: $175

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April

Realities Intensive: LGBTQIA Welcoming and Inclusion, April 17-18, 2020
This is a weekend for educating, empowering, and equipping LGBTQIA leaders and advocates to provide radical welcome and fully include LGBTQIA people in the life of our congregations. The weekend is hosted by the Office of the Bishop and a guest leader from the wider Episcopal Church. This is a great weekend for clergy and lay leaders from congregations to attend together. The weekend will be led by The Rev. Canon Susan Russell, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles; and hosted by the Office of the Bishop. Our time together begins at 4 pm on Friday and concludes at 4 pm on Saturday.
Cost: $150 per person + $75 for optional Saturday overnight. 

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May

Realities Intensive: Becoming Beloved Community, May 15-16, 2020
This is a weekend for educating, empowering, and equipping race justice and healing leaders and advocates to guide congregations in becoming beloved community. The weekend is led by Catherine Meeks, PhD, Chair of the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Diocese of Atlanta; and hosted by the Office of the Bishop. This is a great weekend for clergy and lay leaders from congregations to attend together. The intensive will be led by Catherine Meeks, PhD, Chair of the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Diocese of Atlanta; and hosted by the Office of the Bishop. Our time together begins at 4 pm on Friday and concludes at 4 pm on Saturday.
Cost: $150 per person + $75 for optional Saturday overnight. 

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August

Summer Camp for Grown-ups, August 17-21, 2020
Why should the kids have all the fun? Free your inner child and join us for a camp just for adults!  Guided nature hikes. Campfires and s’mores under starry skies. Games and activities. Music, arts and crafts – some nostalgic, some contemporary- what’s your passion? Nurture your life-long learning and creative bents as we explore our spiritual selves following the Way of Love – with plenty of time for fun and for reflection. For ages 60+, with considerations for physical challenges, as needed. Led by the Rev. Linda and Jesse Brown, and the Rev. Kelsey and Debbie Hogue.

Seniors Camp begins with dinner on Monday evening and concludes following morning Eucharist on Friday.

Cost: $375 per person double occupancy in Lupine Lodge; $475 per person single occupancy in retreat cabins

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