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A Contemplative Reformation: Parish Life

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

A Contemplative Reformation: Parish Life


Saturday, March 14, 2020

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rev. Stuart Higginbotham

When encountering a "decline" in typical congregations, there can be much anxiety and fear. Rather than a time for despair, what if this is a season of deconstruction and reconstruction? Let’s imagine the living experience of Christian community through the lens of a contemplative posture rather than simply a program maintenance model.

Offering: $65 (includes lunch)

Presenter Profile


Rev. Stuart Higginbotham

Rev. Stuart Higginbotham is an Episcopal priest and rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, GA.  He has studied and worked with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation for over a decade, and he draws on the richness of the Christian contemplative tradition in his ministry to a community of a thousand souls in North Georgia. He is a co-editor and contributor to the forthcoming book, Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition.

Earlier Event: March 13
Men's Retreat
Later Event: March 14
Prayer Shawl Ministry