Clergywomen's Lenten Retreat

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Lenten Retreat for Clergywomen

March 23, 2017

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


All clergywomen of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference are invited to join Bishop Frank J. Beard for a Lenten day-apart set aside to reflect on God’s call upon your lives and how to live out that call faithfully.   Come and spend time with God in the company of fellow clergywomen and Bishop Beard in a spiritual retreat setting designed to bless and inspire you for the journey of ministry.  There is no charge for this event.  However, registration is required.  Deadline for registration is March 15, 2017.

Rev. Dr. Cynthia ReynoldsFeatured Presenter

The Reverend Dr. Cynthia Reynolds

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church

Dr. Reynolds was born in Elkhart, Ind., and grew up on a farm near Ligonier, Ind.  She has served local churches of all sizes in the Indiana Conference since 1978.  She has also served 13 years as a District Superintendent (in three different districts) and co-chaired the Imagine Indiana Team for the creation of the newly merged conference.  Cindy is widely traveled including offering leaderships to mission trips in Africa, Europe, Haiti, Mexico, Guatemala and several places in the U.S.  You’ll find humor, wisdom, and inspiration in the messages of this clergy sister.



The Chiara Center is a Franciscan retreat center on the northeast corner of Springfield, easily accessible from I-55.  The Center offers massage, spiritual direction, and a limited number of rooms for overnight stay should you choose to extend your stay (at your own expense).  


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Agenda for the Day

9:30 a.m.      Gathering Time/Check-in at registration area

10 a.m.         Welcome by Bishop Frank J. Beard

10:15 a.m.     Worship

11:30 a.m.      Lunch and Fellowship Time

1 p.m.            Keynote Address

1:45 p.m.       Break

2 p.m.            Q & A with Bishop Beard

3:30 p.m.       Sending Forth

Special Needs

Please list any dietary restrictions or other needs you have that will facilitate your participation in the retreat.

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