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Journeying With God Weekend Retreat at St. Anne's Episcopal Church

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2690 Fairlawn Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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You are invited to come and Journey with God Jan. 10-12, 2020 at St. Anne's Epsicopal Church in Winston Salem, NC. Fran McKendree will be our retreat leader and our weekend together will include a concert on Friday night, an all day retreat on Saturday, an evening worship service designed and led by Fran. On Sunday we will gather for worship at 10am and celebrate the Holy Eucharist. The cost for the retreat is $35.00 per person and child care will be available at St. Anne's for the Saturday retreat. Please know that a ticket is only necessary for the retreat on Saturday, January 11th. The concert on Friday and worship on Saturday evening and Sunday morning are free. If you would like to give more than the ticket price, please select the donation ticket type. If you wouldl ike to attend but cannot afford the ticket, please select the free ticket option. No one will be turned away from this retreat because of lack of funds.

Journeying with God will take us through four practices woven together by music, silence, storytelling, and prayer. The four practices are: Wonder, Presence, Belonging, and Gratitude.

A little bit about our retreat leader, Fran.

Fran McKendree began his professional career playing at coffee houses around Auburn, NY, and Syracuse University. Moving to the Glens Falls, NY he formed "McKendree Spring," a rock ensemble that the legendary manager Bill Graham dubbed "one of the best unknown bands in the world.” McKendree Spring developed a loyal following, spending the next six years touring the US, the UK and Canada, doing concerts with Billy Joel, Elton John, Tina Turner and even Frank Zappa. The band played many memorable venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Fillmore East, and with the late Billy Preston, the first ever rock concert at Radio City Music Hall.

Walking around his New York City neighborhood one day, looking for inspiration, Fran discovered a small Episcopal church. The next Sunday he and his wife, Diana, went to see what it was all about....finding an engaging, faithful, mission - focused and artistic gathering of seekers. It was a breakthrough for Fran, opening a new spiritual path which led him to heed the call to take some time for reflection. He has continued to explore and broaden his calling; with concerts, as music and worship leader, designer and coordinator of conferences, keynote presenter, mentor, and workshop leader. He has released six CDs of his own work, as well as producing recordings for other artists at his studio in Hendersonville, NC, where he and Diana now live.

In 2012, with friend and colleague Ann Holtz, he formed AwakeningSoul, a partnership hosting an annual conference embodying ‘Sustenance, Sanctuary and Inspiration.’ Fran says "AwakeningSoul is a coming together of all the things I care most about - relationships, trust, soul-searching, inspiring conversation, beautiful music and art, laughter, and a palpable awareness of the presence and nearness of God." He continues to be awed by the journey that has unfolded.

Fran's workshops are designed to be engaging, productive, and fun. They typically begin with a few interactive exercises to help folks get comfortable. The format consists usually of a morning session, with a break for lunch, followed by and afternoon session. Often, if the workshop is on a Saturday, Fran will work with the group to plan and participate in the music for a worship service the next day. Fran has recently designed an evening worship program. The mood, overall, is contemplative; beginning with a few songs sung in community, followed by prayer, readings from Holy Scripture, poems and interspersed with some periods of silence. Images and prayers are projected. Fran typically weaves in a few songs that he performs by himself, but most of the music is sung in community. Whenever possible he enlists the help of a few of the assembly for the poems and readings.

We look forward to welcoming you at St. Anne's Episcopal Church January 10-12th, 2020. Enjoy the journey!

For those who would like to hear a bit of Fran's music please check out this link:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nRYFRZM1PR4pAJt5sEZ_RVZjhuuWsok7A

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