Joy Retreat 2017

Join us Friday through Sunday April 28th - 30th.
5:30pm Friday - 12:00 noon Sunday at:
  Alta Ranch
  9203 West Fork Road
  Darby, MT
Alta Ranch Website

Early registration discount: 10% off before April 15

  • Commuter - Days Only $60.00
  • Dormitory Accommodation $110.00
  • Private room $150.00
Meals for one are included. If you are sharing a private room add $60 to your registration. For questions or scholarship information call Lynda 375-2586.

A Word About Joy '17

Acts 26: 12-13   "On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. At midday, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven ..."

Everything in Paul's life leads him to this moment, and this moment transforms Paul's life. As we live into being the person God created us to be there are many transformational moments, great and small, in our own lives. At the Joy Retreat 2017 we will take a look at our own journey with Christ and the moments we were touched by him.

Acts 9:11  The Lord said to Ananias, "Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying."

The Russian mystic Theophan the Recluse wrote:

    I will remind you of only one thing: one must descend with the mind into the heart, and there stand before the face of the Lord, ever-present, all seeing within you. Prayer takes a firm and steadfast hold, when a small fire begins to burn in the heart. Try not to quench this fire, and it will become established in such a way that the prayer repeats itself: and then you will have within you a small murmuring stream.

Some pictures from Joy '15

All that counts is that some people are so knocked sideways by God that they make space for the
divine life to come through and that they stay there where God has met them...

Rowan Williams