Vernal Retreat: June 17-18, 2017

Let Nature's Peace Flow Into You

Flower A. Newhouse at Sequoia, © Jonathan Wiltshire (innerworldart.com)

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir

Join us Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 to experience silence and solitude on Questhaven's trails (or in the Church) to tune into the inner side of nature—using ALL your senses!

Saturday

9:00 a.m.—Introduction at The Church of the Holy Quest followed by a recording of In Nature's Glories are Great Lessons, a talk given by the Reverend Flower A. Newhouse in 1968.
10:00 a.m.—Nature Attunement Walk
(bring your journal, and a camera if you'd like, to record your impressions. Water will be provided.)
12:00 p.m.—Sharing followed by lunch at Friendship House
(bring your own sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.)

Sunday

10:45 a.m.—Sunday Service at the Church of the Holy Quest
Our speakers will be:
In Tune with Nature, Gwen Hulbert
The Value of Solitude, Richard Boult

Potluck luncheon to follow service. Please bring a dish to share.

Vernal Retreat 2017 Flyer

Inspiration for Vernal Retreat

Songs of Deliverance
In At-one-ment With Nature, Flower outlines the essentials for an enlightening pilgrimage into the sacred place of Nature.

The Journey Upward
In Finding Enlightenment Through Nature, Flower A. Newhouse describes Nature's inner side and how we can best meet it.

Angels of Nature
Flower A. Newhouse describes those who serve the kingdom of Nature and provides insight into how we can harvest its bounty.

Walking in Beauty
A recorded lecture by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse from Vernal Retreat, 1971.

The Inner Side of Nature
A recorded lecture by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse from Vernal Retreat, 1967.

Nature's Portals of Instruction
A recorded lecture by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse from Vernal Retreat, 1958.