Growing: Time Outs and Retreats

Advent Retreats 2019

Half-day Advent Retreat

Are you running out of fuel?

Most of us—at some point on our spiritual journey—feel like we’re running out of fuel. Our original flame of love for God, our trust in God, or our desire to serve God begins to flicker and threatens to go out entirely. How do we keep the flame alive?

In Jesus’ parable in Matthew 25, he warns us that this is to be expected in our lives with God and urges us to be wise, to be prepared by carrying extra oil for our lamps.

Throughout Scripture, oil is a widely understood symbol for the person and work of the Holy Spirit. What might this mean for us as we pay attention to our flickering flames? Or to the supply of oil needed to keep our lights burning?  How might we tap into the unending supply and power of the Holy Spirit in all the waiting places of our lives?

This retreat will offer time, space and resources for accessing that supply of oil so that we might “keep our lamps burning” during this Advent Season and beyond.

Led by Patti Pierce and Teri O’Neel

9:00 am – 12 Noon
Monday, December 9, at The Pavilion at Holbrook Palmer Park, Atherton
Wednesday, December 11, at CrossWinds Church, Livermore

Register below.

Choose your Retreat:

Peninsula location:

Monday, December 9
9:00 am – 12 Noon
The Pavilion at Holbrook Palmer Park
150 Watkins Avenue

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


East Bay location:

Wednesday, December 11
9:00 am – 12 Noon
CrossWinds Church
1660 Freisman Road

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