2017 Women's Retreat

2017 Women

Friday, October 20, 2017, 4:00 PM - Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:00 AM

Location: Camp Beckwith, 10400 Beckwith Ln, Fairhope, AL, Fairhope, AL US 36532

Coordinator: Mother Jessica Babcock

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Christ Church 2017 Women’s Retreat
Spirit Space: More Space Less Stuff
October 20-22, 2017
Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, AL

Join the women of Christ Church as we come together for our retreat weekend with Father Marshall Craver and his talented wife, Jan Craver. Fr. Marshall is a seasoned spiritual director and retreat leader who will guide us through the process of creating space for God in our mentally crowded culture. Jan will lead us through the process of relaxing the body to make space for the divine. Registration forms are available in the church office. Please bring your own beverages and a yoga mat (if you plan to participate in Jan’s session).


The Rev. Marshall Craver, retired in January of this year from thirty-two years of full time parish ministry, and is currently serving upon our Bishop’s invitation as spiritual director to the active clergy of our diocese. For the past 13 years, Fr. Craver served as Associate Rector of St. Paul’s, Mobile ministering primarily in the areas of adult spiritual formation, one-on-one spiritual direction, leading contemplative prayer groups and retreats. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, D. C. and has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Jesuits of Spring Hill College in Mobile.

Jan Craver was certified as a yoga instructor in 2003 from Kripalu School of Yoga in Lenox, Massachusetts. She has taught weekly yoga classes for the past fourteen years and together with Fr. Marshall has led numerous spirit/body retreats in many parishes and dioceses of the Episcopal Church.

Friday 20th

  • 4 PM-5:45 PM Check-in and Hospitality (Alves)
  • 6 PM Dinner (Wilson)
  • 7 PM Dance of Universal Peace with Rev. Marshall Craver(Chapel)
  • Compline to follow dance (Chapel)

Saturday 21st

  • 7 AM Yoga with Janice and Becca (Bayfront) (Bring your own mat)
  • 8 AM Breakfast (Wilson)
  • 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Spirit Space Talk 1 with Reflection Groups - Rev. Marshall Craver (Bayfront)
  • 10:15 AM Break
  • 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Spirit Space Talk 2 with Reflection Groups - Rev. Marshall Craver (Bayfront)
  • 12 PM Lunch (Wilson)
  • Afternoon Workshops –
    • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Interpreting Dreams with Michelle McNeil (Alves) or
    • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Crafts with Emily Jefferies (Alves)
    • 3 PM-4:15 PM Yoga: Removing Tension and Creating Inner Space – Jan Craver (Chapel) (Bring your own mat)
  • 5 PM Hospitality (Alves)
  • 6 PM Evening Prayer (Wilson)
  • 6:20 PM Dinner (Wilson)
  • 8 PM Bonfire on the Bay

Sunday 22nd

  • 7 AM Yoga with Janice and Becca (Bayfront) (Bring your own mat)
  • 8 AM Breakfast (Wilson)
  • 9 AM Eucharist (Chapel)
  • 10 AM Pack up and journey home