WEB GROUP SPIRITUAL RETREAT: “Reflection, Re-Connection and Re-Creation”. Reflection requires stillness, but being still in our busy world is a challenge. Through stillness, we reconnect with the Breath of Life, renewing our connection to God, to self, those around us, and to all of creation. Quieting our bodies, we can deeply relax. Quieting our chattering minds, it’s possible to hear the still, small voice of God, leading us, guiding us.


Our time together on Saturday, May 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Manchester Room includes a guided meditation to quiet both body and mind and exercises to renew and strengthen connections. There will be leader presentations, individual and group time, and opportunities for both spiritual depth and holy play. There is a suggested donation of $15. We retreat not to escape the world but to better prepare ourselves for living in it. Join us!


Leader bio: Ruth Ann Barber Bradley was born and raised in Newport and was christened in the old United Congregational Church on Spring Street. Greer Lyon and she are sisters. Ruth Ann became a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1989 and, after retiring from work in college and school counseling and administration, served as pastor of Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting for fourteen years. When she is not busy caring for her nearby three grandchildren, she continues to enjoy yoga, dancing, hiking, writing haiku, and leading occasional worship services and spiritual retreats.


WEB Gathering - March 2023

WEB Gathering – March 2023


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Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +