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Deeper Into God's Presence

Today is a "normal" Saturday for us - made up of family time and children's sporting activities. We might include a visit to a coffee house or maybe a walk with a dog. We'll eat together tonight and watch some Saturday evening family TV. Mostly we view Saturday as Sabbath in our home, because Sundays are so full and busy! However, sometimes Saturdays are different - a gift to one of us as we take the day out for some spiritual input like a conference (can't wait for the Erwin McManus day on May 9th). Personally I know that these days often prove to be landmarks in our spiritual journeys. One of the reasons for this is that we're setting aside the day, we're stepping outside of the ordinary and everyday; clearing the day and our minds and spirits for God to speak to us.
Well, we have a gift of a day planned for you!
It's on Saturday 27th June, and it's a Prayer Retreat Day for women, entitled Deeper Into God's Presence. Tess and her team have planned a great day for us. We are going to be so blessed to have international speaker and author Liz Babbs come as our guest speaker. There will be a large amount of time for personal reflection and prayer. The aim of the day is to treat you and to give you space "This is an opportunity for us to enjoy time away from the clutter of our lives, to develop a deeper relationship with God through quiet reflection, to receive guidance on hearing from God and pursuing Him passionately through worship and prayer."
The cost is £20 for the day which covers costs and includes a delicious lunch and all refreshments . More details about the Prayer Retreat (including a registration form) are on the Unique page of the Kerith website. Come and register tomorrow at Church - you'll see us handing out information at the doors and also at the Unique table at all 3 meetings. The Prayer retreat is being held in the beautiful and tranquil setting of the Garden Room, Wokingham .The Retreat is limited to 50 women, so please book early.

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