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2018 CSA Spring Gathering & Retreat
Looking Back to Move Forward
The theme for the 2018 retreat draws inspiration from the
Celebration of the Diocesan 50th Anniversary, the great blessing
of a diverse and unified clergy spouse association, and the spiritual
meaning of the Cross of Jesus Christ as we seek to know Him.
Click on link below for PDF flyer.
A downloadable reservation form is available on the Events tab if you did not receive one by mail.
Isles Yacht Club, Punta Gorda, FL
(Your Mailed INVITATION & MENU To RSVP Coming Soon) Flyer can be found on the EVENTS tab of this website.
If you DO NOT receive a mailed invitation by Sept. 10th, please contact Barbara Brotherton to RSVP at email@example.com
My experience at the annual Diocese of Southwest Florida CSA retreat was extremely meaningful and one that I will absolutely clear my calendar for in the future. This was my first time since leaving the comforting folds of seminary (a little less than a year ago) that I have been able to be together in a group with other clergy spouses. I did not realize how much I missed this special camaraderie and even though I had only met a few of the members previously, I immediately felt welcomed and at ease.
The program led by The Rev. Barbara Price was thought provoking and required intense self-reflection, but in a way, that was positive with both clear takeaways and room to keep pondering. The discussions that arose about our personality types and how they influence our everyday lives, roles as clergy spouses, and individual prayer lives were refreshing, inspiring, and even hilarious at times! I particularly appreciated that there was a solid two-and-a-half-hour time set aside in the afternoon for individual prayer and reflection. I was only able to attend the Saturday program, but this was well worth my while and I hope to be able to spend at least one night next year!
Click on the Events Tab for details on the flow of the weekend and where to meet. Looking forward to see old friends and meeting new!
Time to RSVP! Annual Clergy Spouse Spring Retreat
May 5 – 7th, 2017
DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center Ellenton, FL
Child care avail Fri night during the couples Spring Harvest Reception 5pm with Dinner to follow at 6pm
This year, the CSA welcomes Rev. Barbara Price to lead our retreat in a journey exploring the idea of prayer experiences being based on the direction of personality temperament. Enjoy this spiritual and social experience in the natural surroundings of DaySpring Episcopal Retreat Center.
Barbara has served for nearly eight years as the Chaplain to the Community of Spouses/Partners of the House of Bishops. In the past, she has taught at Bexley Hall Seminary, served as Director of the Bexley Institute for the training of priests and deacons in local formation programs in several dioceses, and was the Bishop’s Canon for over 14 years in the Diocese of Western New York. Barbara received her training in spiritual direction through St. Joseph Center for Spirituality. She is the Director of Morningstar Ministries, which offers programs and retreats and she teaches in a broad range of areas including leadership and congregational development and the training of spiritual directors.
Contact diocesan office if you did not receive your invitation in the mail to update your mailing address.
Marcia Allison will be handling the registration this year, so send your RSVP or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All clergy spouses are welcome to attend the bi-annual board meetings. This meeting will be to plan details regarding Spring Retreat, Open Office positions, Buddy Program implementation, and treasury report/budget planning. Please come and be a part of making a difference in the lives of our clergy families.
On a lovely September morning 14 clergy spouses from the St. Petersburg Deanery gathered for brunch and fellowship at the home of Ann Whitlock. The people in the photo are: Front Row left to right: Ann Whitlock, Shirley Bauknight, Josie Rose, Roxanne Andujar, Chris Badgley, Barbara Suhar, and Marion Fleming. Back Row Left to right: Joe Gilpin, Marilyn Hill, Barbara Trow, Mary Howe, Christina Morris, Mary Smith, and Marcia Allison.
Please send your deanery event photo’s to Marcia Allison or Bonnie Jean Durning for posting and sharing!