SILENT DAY RETREAT: 2ND FRIDAY MONTHLY

  • Do you ever want to just get away from it all?

  • Does your spirit need to be nourished?

  • Do you yearn for a day away from TV, media, phones, noise?

When: On the second Friday of each month, we offer a Quiet Day at Starrette Farm as a haven of silence where you can rest, based on the pattern of Jesus, who frequently withdrew to a quiet place to nourish his spirit.  Encounter God in community, yet alone, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the healing rhythm of sacred quiet. Many people like to bring a notebook for journaling. We do not provide a program on this quiet day, but reading material is available. Our goal is to provide a gentle, refreshing day so you can rest and enter silence… and hear from God.     

What: On the retreat day, our doors will be open from 9-5. You will be greeted and given a tour of the retreat house and outside venues to help you find “your spot.” Some rooms are equipped with comfortable chairs or even a bed for napping. Other areas are open and bright with large windows, bringing the outdoors in everywhere you turn. Outdoors, sit on the decks in the sun, walk our seven-circuit labyrinth, experience our Prayer Walk, and explore our forest trails. There are many quiet spots with benches where you can relax in the shade or beside the pond.  

Where:  The private retreat of Starrette Farm spans 50 acres of rolling woodland, conveniently located just 5 minutes from the intersection of I-77 and I-40 in Statesville, NC. We are a member of the worldwide Quiet Garden Movement which nurtures access to outdoor spaces for prayer, contemplation, rest, and inspiration. Because this is a private setting, directions are not on our website, but will be sent via email following your paid registration.  

Other:  Coffee and tea are provided. Bring your own bag lunch. Mid-day, we gather for a community lunch with soft conversation, or you can choose to eat alone if you prefer to remain in silence. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. 

2018 Retreat Dates: November 9; December 14

2019 Retreat Dates: January 11; February 8; March 8; April 12; May 10; June 14; July 12; August 9; September 13; October 11; November 8; December 13

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REGISTRATION

To give everyone ample space, each retreat day is limited to the first 12 paid registrations. Cost is $25.00 per person. Please click below to register and pay online by credit card

If you prefer to pay by check, mail to the address shown below.


Contact:
Audrey Brendel, Quiet Space Fridays Host
Phone: 828-551-5935 
Email:  QuietSpaceFridays@gmail.com

If paying by check, write check to: The Lydia Group

Mail payment to:
Audrey Brendel, Registrar
887 21st Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601