What to Expect: A Weekend Spiritual Retreat at RCS


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The Center offers spiritual retreats focused on presentations and discussions on the Twelve Steps and related spiritual topics. Opportunities for confidential group and one-on-one sharing, and recreation are also provided.

In the first years of its operation the Renewal Center will be open on weekends (4:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 Sunday) and some three-day weekends (4:00 p.m. Thursday to4:00 p.m. Sunday).

Retreat topics and themes include:

— Three to four hours of daily structured presentations and discussions on the 12 Steps and related spiritual topics.

— Communal meeting each morning for spiritual reading, comments, and meditation.

— Plenty of free time for recreation and trail walking.

— Time for individual study and/or writing (e.g. Fourth Step).

— Individual time with staff members.

— Opportunities for Fifth Steps.

— Use of audio and visual tapes, CD’s and an print library.

— Three meals served daily.

 

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Although the retreats are focused on topics or themes, participants have ample opportunity to discuss their personal concerns and spiritual needs.

Topics or Themes covered in the focused weekends include:

— Powerlessness and Unmanageability

— Powerlessness / Acceptance

— Hope belief and Trust: The Spiritual Base

— Decision & Action

— Written and Oral Self-Analysis

— Willingness to be Changed

— Making Amends

— Continued Self-Evaluation

— Prayer and Meditation

— The Spiritual Awakening

— “Ego-Deflation at Depth AND Self-Esteem”

— Recovery from Shame and Guilt

— “An Attitude of Gratitude”

— The Serenity Prayer

— Psychological Journaling — an Experiential Approach

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