Saturday, December 7, 2019
Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA
Description: As the Worship Working Group prayed through the texts for Advent, we were struck by many references to the unexpected, and the call to be open to what is currently unknown. We are told to be ready, present, awake; to live in a state of awareness, doing ordinary tasks with a sense of expectancy. During this day-long retreat we’ll consider what it means to be opened by the unexpected in our life with The Holy.
Facilitators: The Rev. Jeffrey Gaines is Pastor/Head of Staff of Seventh Avenue Church and has served this community since December 1991. He received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ in 1979 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA in 1975. From 1979-1991 Jeff served First Presbyterian Church of Monterey. From 1995 – 2003 he was also Executive Director of Spiritual Directors International. The Rev. Jenna Meyers is Associate Pastor at Seventh Avenue having received her Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2015 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA.