Sacred Sisters Retreat
2020 Sacred Sisters Retreat Goes Virtual
In light of the impact of COVID-19, this year’s retreat will be virtual. Click here to watch a special message from Bishop Linda Lee.
If you have already registered and paid for the in-person retreat, we will be in touch with you to discuss the impact of these changes on your registration.
A lot about the retreat remains the same; however, because it is virtual, we are making enhancements to ensure a loving, engaging, and spirit-filled experience. We will have breakout rooms for small group discussions, materials for learning and growth, videos to watch, break time, and a few surprises!
COVID-19 & Our Communities
I’m in my feelings right now. I worked in health care for twenty years, specifically in the community health center movement to serve under-served populations, namely African Americans living in food deserts, poor housing, and segregated communities. The health indices of the population demonstrated high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, diabetes, high infant mortality, and high maternal mortality. These community health centers came into being as a supposed “war on poverty” initiative to make health care more accessible, especially preventative health care. Here we are in 2020, there is a pandemic virus, COVID 19, and it’s killing African Americans at an alarming rate. Has anything changed? Our communities are still suffering from adverse conditions due to lifestyle and systematic exclusion from adequate health care interventions.
(exert from Rev. Stewart’s upcoming blog)
Rev. Paula Stewart
Clough UMC, Cincinnati, OH
Sacred Sisters Design Team
Get away from our congregations, cares, and concerns to offer compassion and share sacred conversations in a quiet space. We will share in worship, workshops, peer groups conversations, walks, pampering sessions, rest and renewal.
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