Practices for Supporting Faithfulness

with Marcelle Martin

March 24th – March 29th, 2020

To “listen” another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another. – Douglas Steere

God is calling us to be more than we know and to live and act from a place of deep connection with the Spirit. In this 5-day retreat we’ll help each other pay attention to the divine presence within, explore what blocks our whole-hearted response, and offer support for following the leadings of the Spirit.

There will be opportunities for individual reflection as well as time in pairs and small groups for listening one another into new discovery and fresh expressions of the truth that resides in our hearts.

We’ll explore practices that include evoking questions, mirroring, extended worship, expressive movement, and the Faithfulness Groups format. This program is suitable for adults of all ages who seek a deeper grounding in the life of the Spirit and are able to give loving attention to support others
in doing the same.

About the program leader: Marcelle Martin, author of Our Life is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey, is a member of Swarthmore Meeting. She has led workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings across the United States. She was the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill for four years and is a core teacher for the 9-month program, “Nurturing Faithfulness.” On her blog, A Whole Heart (awholeheart.com), she writes about spirituality, finding inspiration to help us be all we have been created to be. Her new book is A Guide to Faithfulness Groups. She lives in Chester, PA with her husband, Terry.