2010 Heartland Chapter Retreat - Cancelled

Retreat was scheduled on the evening of May 9th
through the morning of May 14th, 2010
at East Bay Camp, Lake Bloomington, Illinois

The cost was to be $195 -- inclusive of 5 nights lodging, meals,
and dues to the Chapter and to the Order.  
Limited assistance is available for those who ask.

All first time retreatants would pay only $50.

We will gather at the retreat site beginning at 6 PM on Sunday evening.  
Brothers & Sisters should have supper before arrival,
but we will have evening refreshments available
and our convening prayer that evening.  
We will conclude the retreat with breakfast on Friday morning.

As has become our practice in the Heartland, any brother or sister
who wants to bring and prepare an evening meal (Monday through Thursday)
is welcomed to do so.  He or she should contact me with a proposal.  
The chapter will reimburse reasonable expenses for the meal ingredients.  
This has been a wonderful way to share the richness of our cultural traditions --
and we've enjoyed some delicious food, too!  We also welcome any "treats," homemade, homegrown, or others that members bring to share.

Bro Michael Simmons will be our retreat leader,
2754 Atherton Lane, Rockford, IL 61114
Email: Rev. Bro. Michael Simmons


Either you're already a Brother or Sister of the Way (a "contemplative" order for clergy)

or you're a person whom I think might be interested in joining us for our next retreat.

I hope these photos will entice you.

Blessings on the Way...

Michael Simmons

Time and places for quiet reflection...

Joyful fellowship...

A glorious lake to enjoy...