Friday, March 10th
5pm: Check-In & Registration Opens (Great Lobby)
7:30pm: It's Time to Be Refreshed! Opening Session by Dr. Tracy Jones (Red Room)
Meet Our Guest Speaker
Dr. Tracy Jones is currently a member of the Boston Church of Christ and has been a disciple since 1996 in Boston, Denver and Central Massachusetts.
She received a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, a Doctoral degree in the field of Christian Counseling from Liberty University and is currently enrolled in a program to become a Spiritual Director.
Her published research area has been in using Christian meditation to treat anxiety, depression, and shame and has spoken at national and international professional and spiritual conferences and workshops.
She has a passion for helping people see God’s love and listen to His Spirit by learning to be quiet in His presence. Her favorite scripture is Exodus 14:14: “The LORD will fight for you, you need only to be still.”
Dr. Tracy Jones will be not only instructing us about how to truly retreat, but leading us in spiritual practices that guide us to connect with God. The sessions will be a time where we engage with God and his word using ancient disciplines such as Lectio Divina, Meditation, Guided Prayer and Bible Study.
All of these classes are optional and you can pick and choose which you would like to attend. The different spiritual practices offered will be:
Bible Study, Prayer & Meditation
Acceptance & Presence with God
The Hershey Lodge
Our sessions will be held at the Hershey Lodge. Rooms can be booked at their best available rate while supply lasts. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM
*if you no longer need your room at the discounted group rate please email email@example.com to transfer your room to someone on our wait list before you cancel it
Other Hotels less than 2mi away:
*more hotels are available outside this radius
ESCAPE INN HERSHEY (2 stars - 0.5mi)
115 Lucy Avenue, Hummelstown, PA 17036
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS-HERSHEY (2 star - 1.6mi)
610 Walton Ave, Hummelstown, PA 17036
(717) 583- 0500
DAYS INN BY WYNDHAM HERSHEY (2 star - 1.6mi)
350 W. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
HILTON GARDEN INN (3 Star - 1.8mi)
550 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036
(717) 566- 9292
FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES (3 Stars - 1mi)
651 W Areba Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT (3 Stars - 2.5mi)
515 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
TRU BY HILTON (2 Stars - 1.5mi)
204 Hillcrest Rd, Hershey, PA 17033
Registration is closed
Kintsugi is a Japanese art form where an everyday vessel (plate or cup) gets broken, and instead of throwing it away it’s repaired with gold. Since it’s repaired with gold, the value of the object increases, even though it was broken. Dr. Jones uses this art form as a way to be contemplative with God. Our Kintsugi class will be a guided individual activity and a time of reflection led by Dr. Jones Saturday morning. It will include time to reflect on our brokenness and the different “hammers” in our lives. As well as, a time to reflect on how Jesus is able to, and has, healed us. If you decide to register for this class we will provide the plates/cups and other supplies for the activity. You also will most likely need to come back to finish your Kintsugi throughout the day Saturday.
Here is a list of what we will be using for our Kintsugi so you know what to expect: Small porcelain or ceramic (not clay or glass) bowls/cups/vases/dishes. (will be provided, but feel free to bring your own). hammer Pieces of cloth large enough to cover the vessel while being hammered and to hold the pieces between steps. Epoxy/ceramic glue to glue dish pieces together (ie. Gorilla 5-minute epoxy) Disposable gloves to protect hands from glue Painters tape Thin/fine tip paint brushes Liquid gold leaf (metallic paint) Popsicle sticks Xacto knife Q-tips Rubbing alcohol