Jul 8 - Jul 11, 2021

The Things We Carry


James K. A. Smith (web)

Grand Rapids, MI

Laura Harbert (web)

Pasadena, CA


Ned Bustard (web)


Lowland Hum (web)


The Things We Carry: Emergence, Remembering, Reconnection

No blueprints exist for this present moment. We are all walking a new path. We wonder what it will feel like to re-emerge. What world will we find?

This weekend will create space for contemplation, reflection, and sharing of what we have experienced over the past 16 months. What do we reclaim?What do we discard? What are the losses and what are the unexpected gifts that each one of us has held? How have we experienced God’s presence or absence in the midst of our collective trauma?

With a combination of teaching, worship, times of solitude, and small group conversation we want to create a weekend that will facilitate, for all of us, the work of re-imagining our post-pandemic lives and making meaning of what we have been through.

Please join us in following these health and safety guidelines to ensure that a generous spirit of hospitality defines every Laity Lodge retreat.

Plan to arrive at Laity Lodge anytime after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8. The retreat will officially commence with a 6:00 p.m. reception at the Great Hall and will conclude Sunday, July 11. Click here for directions and more info on how to prepare for your visit.