An Event for intellectual stimulation; spiritual enlightenment and reflection; and renewing friendships and/or making new friends for Retired UCC Clergy, Missionaries, Volunteer Ministry Workers and Spouses of the Southeast and Southern Conferences of the United Church of Christ
TENTH ANNUAL RETIRED UCC SERVANTS RETREAT
This years theme is the ministry and spirituality of Howard Thurmond
Monday – Wednesday, October 10-12, 2022 (with optional Sunday arrival) Blowing Rock Conference Center, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Presenter: Lerita Coleman Brown (Ph.D.) – retired as the Ayşe I. Carden Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA. Currently, Brown serves as a spiritual companion/director, writer, retreat leader, and speaker. She says “promoting contemplative spirituality in everyday life, the life and work of Howard Thurman and uncovering the peace in one’s heart are what brings me most joy.” In addition to academic work, she is a strong advocate of organ and tissue donation and contemplative practices (e.g., solitude, silence, stillness, and living in the present moment). Lerita Coleman Brown was drawn to this way of life because she encountered and survived a number of medical challenges including a heart transplant in 1995, a kidney transplant in 2005 and a valve replacement on her transplanted heart and had a pacemaker implanted in 2006. She considers each day to be a walk of faith and hope.