The Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA
Advent...that time of waiting, hoping, expectation and longing. But waiting in life can be extraordinarily difficult too. At Advent 2015, we explored the purpose of waiting and God's intention and care for us when we feel we might not be able to hold on a minute longer. The crisp air and beautiful surroundings at the Temecula Inn reminded us that even nature waits at times; for warmth, for cool, for Winter and Spring. (Summer and Autumn too!)
Nicole invites us into a weekend of art, beauty, and contemplation.
We gather for a time of sharing between the team and the participants. It's a time of reflection and joy!
Amy Cella, product specialist and Terry Glaspey, SW art curator
Dr. Curt Thompson, our resident neuro-biologist, theologin, and psychiatrist. What a combination!
Our community continues to grow through the participation of our attendees
Nicole Johnson confers with her long time director and friend, Pepper Sweeney (who also serves as our program director!)
Noah Needleman and Nicole Carter serve as our worship leaders. Their music brings a richness, depth, and beauty to the weekend.
The air was crisp and cool at the amazing surroundings of the Temecula Creek Inn.
Wendy Allee serves as the President of our Board of Directors and helps us with our non-profit status and finances.
Jay & Katherine Wolf share their continuing journey of healing and hope.
Melissa Maimone shares about the "scary ghost stories" of Christmas.
We read Scripture and prayed as we lit the Advent candles.
Shanelle, Katherine, and Amy!
Nicole always give us things to think about and contemplate.
Pepper and Melissa emcee the weekend and have a great time doing it!
Merchandise from each member of the team is available throughout the weekend.
Is Pepper doing a James Bond move? We're really not sure...
Jay introduces John, a miracle of miracles!
Terry Glaspey is our resident curator and tour guide to the arts. His presentations are always filled with conversation, exploration, and new perspectives.
A time to gether together and break bread.
The meal times allow us an informal yet crucial time to meet one another.
A Seasons Weekend Advent gift -- do not open until Christmas!
Writing a Christmas note to ourselves.
The Seasons Weekend team is a tight-knit family who has plenty of room at the table for all who want to join in.
The team poses for some final shots before ending the weekend.
The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
Winter was the perfect time for quiet and stillness. While a blanket of cold covered the ground and the earth drew from deep within to sustain life underneath the frozen surface, such our journey was as well. We enjoyed the warmth of a long weekend getaway that gave us insights on facing cold winds and dark nights with peace. Here are just a few glimpses of our weekend together.
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