The Center for Ministry offers periodic spiritual formation retreats in several formats and for several audiences. Some are prayer retreats shaped around particular spiritual disciplines. Some are silent retreats intended to help us clear away the noise and clutter of daily life and listen to God. Many of the spiritual formation opportunities featured here are designed to sustain and nourish a community devoted to spiritual practice, and include spiritual disciplines, worship, the arts, teaching, and time for rest and care of the soul. Our staff and volunteers will also gladly work with you to design a unique retreat for your group or congregation. Contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Retreat Leader: The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Patton
Friday, January 5 at 5:00pm - Sunday, January 7 at 1:00pm Gray Center Canton, MS
Cost: $250 (Includes Lodging and Meals)
Your Life as a Cup.
Are you empty? Thirsty? Cracked, chipped, or fragile? Full and ready to be poured out? Needing to be cleansed?
Following the glorious - yet- busy season of Advent, consider giving yourself (or another) the gift of rest and reflection. We will be guided throughout the weekend of silence by Reverend Patton, based upon Joyce Rupp’s book The Cup of Our Life. Winter months at Gray Center are especially conducive to contemplation!
Come Join Us. Bring a Cup.
About Our Retreat Leader: Stephanie Bussey-Spencer Patton completed her diploma in Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California and recently received her Doctor of Ministry Degree from the same institution. She has served almost thirty years as a Presbyterian pastor (PCUSA). She currently pas-tors a small congregation in Oakland, Tennessee and has a Spiritual Direction practice at First Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN. She also teaches Formation for Ministry Classes at Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS). Stephanie is married to Mike Patton, an attorney at Baker Donelson, and has two grown children, Mollie and Walker.