And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control
Take time away from the stresses of your every day life and reflect on and celebrate how gardening is directly related to our walk of faith. While you are here, enjoy a comfortable place to sleep and three hot meals a day, as well as the beauty of the site and the regrowth of spring surrounding you. Bonnie Kreutter, a Certified Spiritual Director in the UMC, will lead devotionals throughout the retreat.