Growing: Time Outs and Retreats

Advent Retreats 2018

Half-day Advent Retreat

Make Way for Christmas!

Whether you love it or dread it, it’s coming!

What might it look like for you to make a new way to enter into this celebration of Christ’s birth—of God choosing to enter fully into our human experience and show us what God’s love looks like through the actual events of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection?

At least 600 years before that first Christmas, the prophet Isaiah also cried out, “Make way for Christmas!”

The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low;
The crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth;
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together;
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

– Isaiah 40:3-5

Join us as we explore together what preparing the way of the Lord looks like for each of us. We’ll offer some teaching, time and resources for quiet personal reflection, and delicious refreshments.

9:00 am – 12 Noon

Peninsula Location:
Thursday, November 29, at The Pavilion at Holbrook Palmer Park, Atherton

East Bay Location:
Monday, December 3, at Cedar Grove Community Church, Livermore

Register below.

Choose your Retreat:

Peninsula location:

Thursday, November 29
9:00 am – 12 Noon
The Pavilion at Holbrook Palmer Park
150 Watkins Avenue

Cost: $60
Scholarships available. Email us to inquire.


Easy Bay location:

Monday, December 3
9:00 am – 12 Noon
Cedar Grove Community Church
2021 College Avenue

Cost: $40
Scholarships available. Email us to inquire.