Updates for April Self-Care Retreat


The 2nd Annual PCC Self-Care Retreat will be April 25-27 at the Pere Marquette State Park and Lodge in Grafton, IL. They are located on Illinois Route 100 (The Great River Road) 13653 Lodge Boulevard, Grafton, IL 62037. New this year is musical entertainment! The Rivers of Life Band will be playing after dinner on Wednesday. In addition to the topics listed below, both Sacred Spaces (interactive prayer stations) and chair massages will be offered Wednesday and Thursday. The Board of Ordained Ministry has granted 1 CEU for persons attending the entire event.
Retreat session topics will include:
* Check in from 1-2pm and play an icebreaker game
* Chair massages available - be sure to sign up! * Sacred Spaces by Shauna
2 pm Reducing Anxiety and Increasing Resilience
4:30 pm Practices that help or hinder IGRC PK Spirituality
6 pm * DINNER included;
* Rivers of Life Band playing after dinner!

8:30 am * Fruit & Pastries breakfast included
9:30 am The toll taking care of others takes on you
11:30 am * LUNCH included
1 pm The physiology of stress and how lifestyle choices help
2:30 pm Movement practices
4:30 pm Understanding the relationship between chronic stress and chronic disease
* On your own for dinner

8:30 am * Fruit & Pastries breakfast included
9:15 am *Join our Coordinator Shauna for a short walk on the trails (weather permitting)!
10:30 am Help! I can't do this anymore. How boundaries can help you survive pastoral ministry
Noon Closing Remarks
12:30pm * LUNCH included
~~~ Thank you for attending, Peace be with you ~~~
This Self-Care Retreat has ample free time for rest, relaxation and reflection. The temperature averages between 70° / 48° the last week of April; perfect to enjoy the Visitors Center, scenic drives, breathtaking views from the State Park Trails (either on foot or horseback), rent a bike, picnic in the Park, borrow a pole and fish, or bird watch. Other onsite options include an oversized chess board and other games and the indoor hot tub and pool.
- Registration is $45.00 per person (room not included).
- pending CE request
- Agenda available (see above)
- Registration is open now through April 9 - register now!
A block of rooms have been reserved Wednesday and Thursday evening for $89/night plus tax: please contact the Lodge direct to book your room (618.786.2331). Most meals are included in your Retreat registration (see agenda). PCC will be requesting CE from BOOM. Watch The Current, the IGRC Pastoral Care and Counseling Facebook page, and the PCC newsletter for more information. Registration is open by visiting: www.igrc.org/selfcare2018 now through April 9!  Hope to see you there!