Adult Spiritual Retreat with Rev.'s Matt Carriker and Susie Allen

Adult Spiritual Retreat with Rev.'s Matt Carriker and Susie Allen

Adult Spiritual Retreat with Rev.'s Matt Carriker and Susie Allen
Friday, February 20, 2015 to Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Edwards House
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702

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Cindy Bolton

A Christian Spiritual Formation Retreat to

  • Ground you spiritually
  • Replenish your energy, joy, and purpose
  • Give you practices to keep your cup overflowing
  • Help you live your life as a spiritual practice
  • Discover your spiritual tools for the ups and downs of life

Co-facilitated by Rev. Matt Carriker and Rev. Susie Allen

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This overnight  retreat is intended for people in all stages on the spiritual path (clergy and lay).  Whether you feel like a beginner, or a long-time traveler, you will find nourishment here for your soul. 

Come to worship, to learn new spiritual practices and rediscover old ones, to sing and express yourself through the arts, to build community, to take Sabbath, and to play.  Choose from a number of activity options that will make your heart sing!  Dinner is included on Friday evening.  The retreat closes at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and lodging at Edwards House is included.


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Questions?  Email Cindy Bolton or call 508-875-5233 ext. 237


 As an ordained Christian minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC), Matt is also an author, spiritual coach, and retreat leader.  Matt is passionate about altering Christianity today into a spiritual tradition that models the unconditional love of God and the life and teachings of Jesus. The title of his upcoming book is “Giving Christianity back to Jesus.” Matt holds a number of part-time ministries.  In addition to being the part-time Protestant Chaplain at Brandeis, Matt serves part-time as the Program Director for Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), an interfaith social action organization that also runs the Interfaith Youth Initiative program.  In addition, Matt  co-facilitates confirmation and adult spiritual formation retreats through the Mass. Conference UCC for youth and adults from across Massachusetts churches.

Susie AllenThe Rev. Susie Allen is a spiritual director, organizational and leadership consultant with Executive Soul(, and founding member of the Kairos Spiritual Life Center in Worcester, MA, where she has been leading programs since 2006. Susie received her Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School, and focused her studies in the areas of Faith, Health and Spirituality. She has been offering spiritual direction for 6 years, and was trained for her leadership through Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Susie is active in her local community in a variety of capacities. For over 6 years, she served as Associate Pastor at the Boxborough United Church of Christ, focusing on youth and family faith formation. She is a member of the Boxborough Well- Being Committee, which acts as a resource for organizations and programs that support healthy living. Susie has been active in local community theatre - both on and off stage - since 1993, and sings with the a cappella group, Custom Blend. She has three grown children and resides Boxborough, MA, with her husband, Roger.

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