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A Lenten Reflection Weekend - “To Everything, A Season”, featuring the Rev. Barbara Crafton, February 23 - 25, Christ Church, Greenville SC

02 13 2024

A Lenten Reflection Weekend - “To Everything, A Season”, featuring the Rev. Barbara Crafton, February 23 - 25, Christ Church, Greenville SC

Have you heard the news? Due to unforeseen circumstances, we'll not be retreating to Kanuga as a parish family this year. However, over that same weekend, we will be hosting our fabulous Parish Retreat speaker right here in Greenville! You're invited to join us as we welcome the Rev. Barbara Crafton to our parish.

Meet Our Speaker:

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author. She heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide. She has served a number of churches, including historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, St. James, the American church in Florence, Italy, St. John’s-in-the-Village in Greenwich Village, and St. Clement’s in Manhattan’s theatre district. She was a maritime chaplain on the New York waterfront, and served as a chaplain at Ground Zero after the attack on the World Trade Center.

A spiritual director and author of many books, Crafton leads retreats and teaches throughout the United States and abroad. A widow, she inflicts herself equally upon her two daughters, one in Colorado and one in New Jersey.

Schedule of Events:

Friday: Meet and Greet Drop-in with the Rev. Barbara Crafton
5:30 - 7:00 PM, 17 South Round Pond Road, Greenville, SC 29607
Hosted by the Faith Perspectives and Explorers' Sunday School Classes, let's welcome the Rev. Crafton to Christ Church and Greenville! Stop by for heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages to meet our special guest at the home of Leslie and Hall Provence. This event is free of charge but do let us know you are stopping by so we can prepare enough refreshments. Register Here.

Saturday: Workshop with the Rev. Barbara Crafton 9:30 - 12:00 PM
All Saints Center, Nursery and childcare available for infants through 2nd grade
Come enjoy time for fellowship, captivating discussion and reflection during this Lenten season. Our guest will engage us with her dynamic talk titled “To Everything, A Season.” Her message will center around themes of growth and change in our faith through the seasons of our lives. You’ll enjoy breakfast bites and snacks will be provided. Participants will receive a Lenten devotional Living Lent: Meditations for These Forty Days by our guest speaker. $20 per participant. Register here.

Saturday Workshop Details and Schedule:

  • 9:30 - 10 AM - Check-in, fellowship, breakfast bites and coffee
  • 10 - 10:50 AM - First session
  • 10:50 - 11 AM - Break
  • 11 - 11:50 AM - Second Session
  • 11:50 AM - Barbara leading us in Noonday Prayer

Relevant Scripture & Concepts:

  • “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.” -- I Corinthians 13:11
    How did you think about God, and how did those around you influence your sense of who God was?
  • “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in human and divine favor.” -- Luke 2:52
    This is the time of acquisition: an education, a career, a house. Perhaps a partner and a family. The sense of an adult self.
  • “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.” -- I Corinthians 15:51
    You have discovered you are no longer the center of the universe as you thought as a child. We remain works in progress until it is time for us to leave.

Sunday: All-Parish Sunday School, 9:30 - 10:15 AM, McKissick Refectory, Combined Service in the Church, 10:30 AM, Church
We're so blessed that Rev. Crafton will lead a parish-wide Sunday School during the Sunday School hour and we'll enjoy a sermon at the combined 10:30 AM service in the church. We hope you'll join us!