Praying Creatively
A Weekend Retreat for Women

The Abbey Barn, New Harmony, Indiana
October 13-15, 2017

Sponsored by Confluence: A Center for Spirituality

Download Registration Form 2017 Here

This weekend retreat focused on prayer will draw on the creative spark of God dwelling within each of us. The retreat time will center on that “creative spark” as a means to deepen and enhance our prayer life. Participants will have the opportunity to experience what it is to pray while walking a labyrinth, listening to music, playing with clay or paint, baking bread, or walking among sculptures in the historic, picturesque town of New Harmony, Indiana.

The Barn Abbey

The retreat will be led by the Rev. Susan Skinner, an experienced retreat leader, and will be held in The Abbey Barn, a simple, monastic-like structure with small single rooms and communal bathrooms. The time will include input from the retreat leader, suggested creative activities, as well as times for silence and group reflections. A part of the creative process will be to help in the preparation of meals. Participants will enjoy the use of the New Harmony Inn grounds and facilities.

The retreat begins with registration and a simple supper at 5:00 p. m. on Friday, October 13, and concludes with a noon time Eucharist on Sunday, October 15. The $225 fee covers the cost of lodging for two nights, five meals and all materials. A $100 non-refundable deposit is necessary by August 10. The remaining $125 is due at the commencement of the retreat. To allow for individual rooms space is limited so please reserve your place as soon so possible.

Retreat Leader

To receive a registration form or for more information, contact the Rev. Susan Skinner at or (314) 965-9155.

Come for this time of quiet and creativity. Experience the spark of creativity that lies within you. Enjoy the charm of New Harmony – a place that awakens the senses and touches the spirit.

New Harmony is located approximately 150 miles east of St. Louis on Hwy. 64 – an easy 2.5 hour drive from downtown St. Louis.  Go to  for information about New Harmony.

Download Praying Creatively Registration Form 2017 Here