2018 Pre-Lenten Gathering
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

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Hampden Highlands UMC
44 Kennebec Road
Hampden, ME 04444

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Rev. Dr. Robin Olson

Each year, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and the Board of Ordained Ministry host day-long retreats with clergy to help them center and prepare for the Lenten season.

This year’s leader is Robin J. Olson, Director of Spiritual Life at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Read more about her here.

Border Crossing: Ministry Adventures for a Diverse World

Dr. Olson shares this about the upcoming gatherings:

“Each time we serve a new congregation or extension ministry, we enter a new territory of cultures, beliefs, and practices.  Each time we meet someone with a worldview different from our own, we enter a landscape of possibility. As we prepare to walk through Lent, journeying from Nazareth to Jerusalem, how might we best open ourselves to holy encounters along the way? With emphasis on ministry with young adults and lessons from interfaith cooperation, we’ll spend the day in worship, learning, dialogue, and hands-on creative expression.” 

Day's schedule 

9:00 gather
9:30 worship
10:30 workshop 1
12:00 lunch
1:00 workshop 2
2:00 anointing
2:30 depart

Additional dates:
Feb. 7, 2018 –  Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, RI
Feb. 8, 2018 – Faith UMC, South Burlington, VT.