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Rock Point Intentional Spiritual Community Retreat Report

tumblr n8xopshS1z1rrdiyeo4 r1 1280Some of you have been following as we have shared our initial meetings to discuss the possibility of an intentional community connected to Rock Point. At this point, we are not talking about a community that resides at Rock Point, but a “dispersed community” who will help to serve the vision for Rock Point which currently reads: “To be a welcoming sanctuary of spirituality, creativity, community, education, training and environmental stewardship.” We do not have a name yet.

45 have expressed interest in exploring a possible community and 14 met at Rock Point August 18-19 to discuss and choose some next steps in shaping this community as we feel our way forward. We each promised to pray for discernment as we form. Those present chose three of 18 possible initiatives we named for next steps in exploration and action. You can contact the convener if interested. 1) Retreats: Enhancing what we do, planning our own, and creating new options: Michael Hechmer, Convener Mhechmer@me.com 802-878-3725 2) Developing Rock Point as a Prayerful Place: Jackie Arbuckle, Convener, Jackieinvt@gmail.com 802-482-5367 3) Working with Earth Stewards to develop a composting plan for Rock Point: Wendy Grace, Convener, duchs8@gmail.com 802-345-7455

Also, if you wish to receive information as one exploring possible connection with the community, please contact Jackie Arbuckle at the above address. Finally, you are invited to our next formation meeting on October 18 from 11-3 at the Diocesan Center. Please let Jackie know if you plan to attend, so you can receive and read the information you will need prior to that meeting.

The Rev. Craig Smith

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