A Day Apart

tile-dayapart Welcome to a quarterly mini-retreat series. Four days a year coinciding with the seasons of the church have been set aside for you to be with God in an environment of quiet restfulness. Come and experience the story of your life hidden in the mystery of God’s story.


The day includes:

  • A devotional on the significance of the church season and a particular spiritual practice.
  • A reflection guide with suggestions for prayer and meditation around that spiritual practice.
  • A sense of community as we join together in fixed hour prayer and end in a brief time of communal sharing and listening.
  • Spiritual direction available throughout the day.
  • Ample space for personal quiet and prayer as the day is held in silence

A Day Apart
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

October 6          Ordinary Time

December 8     Advent

February 16     Lent

May 25              Pentecost 

Suggested fee $30 (please bring a bag lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided)

(Fees are to be made payable to “FCCOE” and sent to the attention of Rama Ziegenhals, PO Box 93, Essex, MA 01929.)


Upcoming Event: Lent

Temptation: The Gift of Saying “No”
Friday, February 16
9am to 2pm

Fee: $30 (drinks and snacks provided, please bring a bag lunch)

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil…Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”     Matthew 4:1 & 11
When you are feeling weak and vulnerable, what is the shape of your temptations? Are you tempted to give into physical comfort, gaining approval, or having control? Lent traditionally represents the forty days Jesus spent fasting in the desert where He was faced with three temptations from Satan. Each time, Jesus said “no” to Satan and “yes” to God.
During this season of Lent, explore with God the temptations that can confront you in your life. What could threaten to divert you from the path God has chosen for you? How might Jesus want to strengthen you to say “no” and discover the deeper “yes” in your heart?


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