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'Ocean Deep Ocean Wide' Retreat Day

From July 01, 2023 9:30 am until 3:30 pm

Ocean Deep, Ocean Wide

Retreat Day

Hosted by the NZ Community for Christian Meditation and A Rocha Aotearoa NZ Facilitated by Rev. Silvia Purdie

Saturday 1 July 2023
9.30am – 3.30pm
New Brighton Union Church, 24 Union Street, New Brighton, Christchurch

All welcome. Koha entry. No need to register. Morning tea provided. BYO or café lunch.

Information online:

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‘Ocean Deep, Ocean Wide’ is a time to rest in prayer and meet God at the beach.
Meditation in a supportive community is insightful and restorative. Silvia Purdie and Annette Reinheimer will guide meditation and teach on ecology and faith. The theme of ‘Ocean Deep, Ocean Wide’ explores our connection to whenua and moana, the impacts of pollution, and listens for God’s voice in the waves.
Silvia Purdie describes herself as a climate activist and pastoral theologian. She is an ordained minister, counsellor, author, and part of Eco Church NZ. Silvia encourages an ‘Eco’ spirituality which “holds together stillness and action, care for creation and worship of God.”

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