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Forgive for Life: A Retreat for the New Year

January 9, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

$15 – $25

Do you want to MOVE ON into a New Year? Just imagine the relief and freedom that will come from letting go of the weight of your past hurts and disappointments. Just imagine… what could you do with that energy?

Give yourself the gift of support for a fresh start at this nurturing afternoon retreat. Together, we’ll explore the present blocks to forgiveness, and a definition which will serve as the foundation of new and lasting progress.

We will provide time for reflection, supportive conversation and practical next steps. Grounded by the viewing of The Power of Forgiveness, a dynamic interfaith documentary on forgiveness, we’ll move forward to explore a process and path toward forgiveness which are truly achievable. Visit www.thepowerofforgiveness.com to learn about the film.

Retreat facilitator Rev. Jacki Belile is the  author of the forthcoming book Forgive for Life: Finding the Way Forward. Jacki is a spiritual life coach at Living Well Ministries and Minister of Congregational Development at Eden United Church of Christ. Co-sponsored by Eden UCC and Living Well Ministries, this event is open to people of all religious backgrounds.  For more information, contact jacki@edenuccchicago.org.

Register Here Before January 8, 2016


Redefining Forgiveness:  “Forgiveness is taking into full account the extent of the harm done, AND choosing to wish the well-being of all the victims and all the violators.” – Marjorie Suchocki

The Challenge of Understanding:  “Believe it or not, you have always – in EVERY SINGLE MOMENT — done the best that you could do in that moment… depending on the degree of love or fear you were experiencing at that time.”   —  Robin Casarjian

Releasing Resentment:  “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela



January 9, 2016
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$15 – $25
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