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Day Retreats

Seeing the Seasons:
A Year with Photography as a Contemplative Spiritual Practice
The act of doing photography can awaken us to God's gifts to us in every season. Join Dick Herman as you explore the wonders each season reveals about God, ourselves, and our world, as seen through a camera lens. No fancy camera equipment is needed nor any in-depth prior knowledge of photography: just a desire to see more of God's grace and love in each season and each day.

Location: Moorestown, NJ
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $60-$85.​​​   Register online or call 717-737-8222  to attend any or all of the opportunities this year:
* October 21, 2017
* January 20, 2018
* April 21, 2018
* June 23, 2018


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Join Michael Allwein, Barbara Hutchinson, and Marjorie Ellen Rupert on any of the 4 hikes offered per year. Celebrate the changing of seasons during this 5-7 mile hike in southeast PA or northern MD. Hiking participants will be guided into times of reflection, sharing, solitude, and community.

Location for September's hike: Kelly's Run and Pinnacle Trails at the Pinnacle Overlook at Susquehannock State Park, Holtwood, PA.
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm.
Cost: $25-$50. Register online or call 717-737-8222 to attend any or all of the opportunities this year:
* September 22, 2017
* December 21, 2017
* March 21, 2018
* June 21, 2018​  

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Marie Rodichok and Rev. Bonita Rose guide participants as they explore and walk the labyrinth in Tower City, PA. Show up for one or all four of the days and learn about the tradition, with time for reflection and prayer as this very ancient tradition has much to offer as you open to the Spirit and walk the way.

Location: Tower City, PA
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Cost: $25-$50.   Register online or call 717-737-8222 to attend any or all of the opportunities this year:
* September 23, 2017
* January 20, 2018
* March 24, 2018


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Meditation and Motion: Finding A Path to Inner Awakening

Arlyne Hoyt leads you into the opportunity to quiet your mind and body. You will experience a way of knowing that goes beyond one's rational understanding and embraces the whole person: mind, heart, and body. This event is suitable for all levels of fitness...the body movements are slow and gentle. Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Date:  Saturday, November 4, 2017
Location: Lewisburg, PA 
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Cost: $60-$85. Register online or call 717-737-8222 to attend.

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​​ A Day Praying with Clay

May your hands be full of clay and your hearts be full of imagination as you enter into this most grounding experience led by Maria Cirillo-Lein on October 13, 2017 in Elkton, MD. Work with designs and textures from nature to create objects for your home, for your garden, or for personal prayer. Create finger labyrinths, clutching crosses, offering bowls, wall hangings, votive holders and more, as the Potter leads you. Space is limited to 24, so register early.

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017.
Location: Elkton, MD
Time: 10:00am-3:30pm
Cost: $60-$85. Register online or call 717-737-8222 to attend.

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Writing as a Sacred Path

Join Kelly Chripczuk on October 21, 2017 in Carlisle, PA, as she explores the ways the practice of writing can serve as a window- a sacred path- that illuminates how we live as people of faith. The discipline of writing can teach us to pay attention, to listen closely, to risk moving ahead one word at a time into an as yet unknown future.  

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Location: Carlisle, PA
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Cost: $60-$85. Register online or call 717-737-8222 to attend.

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Explore Contemplation and
Spiritual Direction

Join  Mike Allwein and Glenn Mitchell for a 'day apart' coupled with an introduction to contemplation and spiritual direction. They will explore with participants the nature of contemplation, the work of spiritual direction, and ways to deepen one's spiritual life.

Date: Saturday, November 11,  2017
Location: Gettysburg, PA
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Cost: $60-$85. Register online or call 717-737-8222 to attend.

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As we enter the long waiting season of Advent, Jo Ann Kunz invites you  to gather with other waiting companions to Be still. Be patient. And expect the Eternal to arrive.... (Psalm 37:7). The day will include a rhythm of gentle facilitation, silence for prayerful reflection, creative engagement with God, group interaction, and one-to-one sharing. 

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: Lititz, PA 
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Cost: $60-$85. Register online or call 717-737-8222 to attend.

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"The Oasis Program has offered me a safe and sacred space in which to deepen my inner listening. I have gained valuable resources for opening to God's presence." -Jonathan Shenk (Participant SDSG, 2015-2017)

"I have been soaked in the Spirit, steeped in the study of contemplative practice and spiritualities and filled up with Love at this Oasis!"- Maria Cirillo-Lein (Graduate SDSG, 2015)

Oasis Pilgrimages

2017 Offerings

All spots have been reserved for the Oasis 2017 Pilgrimage to Ireland this October.

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