Self-Care:

An Act of Love & Renewal

"The first is...you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:29-31) 

Self-care is an act of love, a way of entering into the invitation to love, not only God and others, but also ourselves. It is a way of living as the Beloved and tenderly receiving that which is needed in order to continue serving others and the world.  

After a long and challenging year, 2021 may seem to be a continuation of the stress and heartache we've grown accustomed to in our lives. Many of us may find ourselves tired and weary of caring for others in the midst of a global crisis. Therefore, it is as important as ever to care for ourselves.

Take heart, self-care does not need to be heroic or demanding, but can be gently experienced through our simple, daily human needs and rhythms. Join us as we reflect on three areas of life that can be received as opportunities for restorative and compassionate self-care and renewing God's love and life within.

Pre-registration is required and non-refundable for this event. Simply click the "Pay Now" button, and follow the steps to register online and reserve your seat. A third-party company handles our registrations so that we don't overbook events.  If registering online poses an obstacle to you, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.  Thank you!

Event Cost

Emmaus House relies upon the revenue from events, such as this retreat, to help sustain its ministry. The suggested offering for this event is $35. To reserve your seat, please click the "Pay Now" button below. 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are unable to afford the $35 registration cost at this time, we still want you to join us! Scholarships are available. Please contact us for additional information.

 

If you would like to partner with Emmaus House in its commitment to offer its services & events to those unable to afford the cost, we invite you to make a donation to our ongoing ministry & operations fund. We deeply appreciate your generosity!

 

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Dates & Times of Sessions

Session #1: Friday, February 5th - 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Session #2: Saturday, February 6th -  9:00 to 11:30 A.M.

Both sessions will be held live on Zoom, and It is important to attend both sessions, as the second will build upon the first.

 

Retreatants are encouraged to create a quiet, sacred space in their homes for this retreat, and to allow time and space after the Friday evening session for quiet and sleep. Also, retreatants are invited to have their journals available for reflection time.

About Our Presenter

Victoria Gloe, M.S., is a trained spiritual director, and is certified in Christian spiritual formation and yoga instruction. She has facilitated health and wellness workshops, spiritual formation groups, and yoga & exercise classes over the past twenty years. 

Mailing Address:

PO Box 42486

Urbandale, IA 50323