Our own Deaconess, Jana Marie Whitten, will be leading an Advent retreat at Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in Andover, MA, on Wednesday, December 9th, from 9:30 AM till 3:30 PM.

Entitled “The Gifts of the Magi: Exploring Their Gifts and Yours,” the retreat looks at the fact that the Magi brought gifts of gold, frankincense and Myrrh to honor the Christ child. They followed the star to the place of his birth bringing these very valuable items. Come to explore the meaning and uses of these gifts as well as why they were so valuable.

Then, through the use of story, song, mediation, imagination, creation and anointing oils, the participants will also explore their own gifts that they bring to the Christ child. How might we today, follow the star leading to Christ?

Registration can be made online at www.rollingridge.org – or call 978-682-8815. Early registration is $65 – after 12/1, it will increase to $80. Rolling Ridge is about an hour away from Dover.