Questions about the Retreat?
When is it?
From the evening of Friday 29th September until the afternoon of Sunday 1st October.
Where is it?
We will be staying at Avondruie House, a large, luxury lodge, near Aviemore. It has ensuite bedrooms and plenty of space in which to relax. It is surrounded by woodland walks and is situated next to a river.
Who is hosting it?
The Retreat will be hosted by members of the team who have had personal experience of the issues addressed by Hope Deferred.
How much does it cost?
This Retreat is now fully subsidised and is therefore FREE! This includes all meals and accommodation.
What will happen on the Retreat?
The Retreat will be a weekend to which you can bring your struggles, burdens, questions and disappointment. It will be a time to share stories, pray together, listen to God's word and be supported. It will be a chance to meet others who have undergone similar experiences. We will have good food and plenty of opportunities to chat and relax. We will look at dealing with grief and anger, discuss the different struggles men & women often separately face and how hope fits in to a future that we never imagined we would be facing.
Each morning and evening we will have a devotional time, during which we look at how we can have distorted images of God:
- The God who withholds vs provides;
- The God who abandons vs pursues;
- The God who is unreliable vs trustworthy;
- The God who is abusive vs who heals.
You will not be expected to share anything you would rather not, nor will you be given a jam-packed programme of activities. We want you to leave the Retreat refreshed and with a renewed hope for the future.
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