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Postponed until 2022. New Dates to be determined.

Theme: Songs for the Journey: A Lenten Exploration of Hymns & Psalms

Faculty:  Don Saliers and Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Co-Retreat Leaders:  Robert Lewis and Pam Baldwin  VAFiveDay@gmail.com

Sponsors: The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church and The Upper Room.

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Leadership Team:

    • Retreat Team Leader  – Rev. Robert Lewis
    • Worship Leader – Ben Yosua-Davis
    • Covenant Group Coordinator – Rev. Jeffrey Haugh
    • Spiritual Director – Rev. Kim Barker-Brugman
    • Registrar – Rev. Kyungsuk Cho
    • Hospitality Coordinator – Cathy Bowen
    • Promotion & Funding – Jerry Taylor

Faculty Recommended Reading List:

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

  1. A Book of Psalms by Stephen Mitchell
  2. Opening to You by Norman Fischer
  3. Psalms of the Jewish Liturgy by Miryam Glazer

Dr. Don Saliers

  1. Music and Theology by Don E. Saliers (Abingdon Press)
  2. Te Deum by Paul Westermeyer (Augsburg Fortress)

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