Art & Soul: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice
This retreat invites all of us, whether well-practiced artist or curious beginner, to explore creativity as a source of connection with the Divine. Through guided practices with art, images, and writing, space for quiet reflection, open creative time, and joyful togetherness we will consider how creating connects us to the Creator. Previous art experience is not required for participation in this retreat! Everyone who has desire to explore their spirituality through creative expression is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Cost: $95.00 (includes all meals and materials)
Registration by October 1, 2019: https://cofchrist.wufoo.com/forms/z1s6zzqa1mqe8u4/
When: October 25-27, 2019
Where: Community of Christ International Headquarters (The Temple) 1001 W. Walnut St. Independence, MO 64050
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org/ +1 (816) 833-1000 xt. 2393
Retreat Co-Facilitators: Brittany Longsdorf and Katie Harmon-McLaughlin
Rev. Dr. Brittany Longsdorf has served in college chaplaincy at Princeton University, Boston University, and Bates College and has a passion for working with both religious and secular college students as they curiously explore spirituality and meaning. Through a framework of hospitality and accompaniment, Brittany enjoys creating open spaces of creative spiritual formation, relational interfaith engagement, and artistic multifaith programs. She has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary with an emphasis in World Religions (focus: Hinduism and Christianity), and a Doctorate of Ministry from Boston University School of Theology where she researched the connection between young adult spirituality and the arts; she is also an Elder in the Community of Christ. Brittany has been painting as a spiritual practice for the last 10 years and primarily focuses on painting natural landscapes and florals; exploring the way the sacred is interwoven within the natural world.
Katie Harmon-McLaughlin is a minister and spiritual director who is passionate about seeking the Sacred Presence in all people and life circumstances. She works for Community of Christ International Headquarters as Spiritual Formation Specialist, and was previously a full-time pastor for the Orange, CA Congregation. She is the Director of the Spiritual Formation and Companioning Program, Editor of the Daily Bread Blog, and facilitates spiritual formation retreats and trainings throughout the church. She is passionate about companioning and spiritually forming individuals, families, communities, and leaders. She received her Master of Arts in Religion through Community of Christ Seminary and was trained in Spiritual Direction and Leadership through Pneuma Institute. Katie’s primary creative expression is writing as a spiritual practice.