Reflections on “Meet Me at the Well”

Participants in our winter spiritual retreat offered the following words two weeks later:

It was an incredibly wonderful and meaningful experience that I hope can be replicated annually.  ~Scott DeBlock

I wished I had been able to attend the 2nd day, because I was gaining a sense of reflection, closeness to God, and the fact that I did need that time, thought, and friendship I did not know I needed.  It came at a time of crazy activity in my life, and the retreat helped me be quiet and calm.  Thank you!  Thank you!  ~Joyce Brewer

I also learned about “I Wonder,” which I am excited to use at my church.  ~Joyce Brewer

There’s never enough time!  Wish we had more time to share with one another.  That to me is the best thing we could do as a presbytery to heal and build trust.  ~Tim Coombs

I am so grateful for the privilege of having time to “wonder together” and to get better acquainted with colleagues in ministry.  The retreat was a soul-filling experience.  More, please.  ~Alexandra Lusak

A beautiful time with excellent leadership.  ~Margaret Randall

It was an unexpected time of reflection I didn’t think I needed.  ~Samantha Brewer

I love the facility.
-Food was great.
-Rooms were comfortable.
-Hiking trails were lovely.
-Retreat leaders were wonderful.
Please do more retreats – we need to feed our souls.  Gathering for this purpose connects us in ways beyond fellowship opportunities (which I also like).  Thank you!  ~Holly Cameron

Plans are now forming for a spring retreat, working on a theme of “Trust.”  Watch this website for additional information.  And if you missed the first retreat, don’t feel bad… plan to get even!

As always, SPAT welcomes your prayers, gifts, ideas, and contributions.  Contact us any time:  (Update 10/2018: This email address is no longer in use. Please direct any questions to the Albany Presbytery office at

In Christ,

Samantha Brewer, Lynn Brown, Terry Diggory, Katy Stenta, Ted Wright

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