Join us at Chanco on the James for another Women’s Retreat Day in Advent this year on December 2, 2017.  The day will feature a series of engaging workshops and inspired worship, built around the theme: Living the Magnificat.  Participants will enjoy plenty of time for fellowship and refreshment throughout the retreat, concluding with a delightful Afternoon Tea.  The cost to attend is only $35.  You may also want to take advantage of our optional Friday overnight retreat option on December 1st, which includes an additional arts workshop, as well as a hospitality hour, along with a delicious breakfast in the morning for $95.  Scholarships are available: contact Ronda Toll at 757-869-8873 or rtoll@cox.net. Sponsored by the Program Committee of Chanco on the James. 

About Our Theme, Living the Magnificat:magnificat

From lowliness to blessedness, from weakness to power, from poverty to richness…

Mary the Mother of Jesus sings of God’s abundant love in this timeless canticle, the Magnificat.  As women, Mary’s heartfelt expression of praise, gratitude and trust is an inspiration for our lives.  In this Advent season, as we await the coming of Christ, how can we cultivate the same joyful expectation of promise?  How can we focus not on stresses and sorrows… but on our true blessedness?  How can we too bear Christ for the world?

At our Advent Women’s Retreat, we’ll spend time in inspirational workshops, worship, and conversation exploring this theme, as well as traditions of Marian spirituality, while seeking to apply her wisdom in our everyday life.

Click here for a detailed retreat schedule. Click here for information on the retreat and for yourself, to share with a friend, and/or post in your parish. Click here to register now! Or click here for a paper registration form that can be mailed to Chanco Attn: Melissa Wanstreet, 394 Floods Drive, Spring Grove, VA 23881.  Questions? Please contact us at 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626).  We look forward to seeing you there as we enjoy fellowship and engaging worship, reflection and discussion together during the blessed Advent season!