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TRANSITIONS: Exploring life changes as maturing adults


I am pleased to announce I will be speaking with my good friend Dr. Paul Pearce at a special “Adult Get Away Retreat” at Barnabas on Keats Island April 15-17. The setting is spectacular. A quiet spot on Keats Island overlooking Howe Sound with comfortable and spacious rooms, delicious meals and warm hospitality.

This weekend is open to all adults—married or single. It is a spiritual retreat that includes relaxation, meeting new people and fun.

This faith-focused weekend will give you rest and renew your soul.

Our theme this weekend is  TRANSITIONS: Exploring life changes as maturing adults and it is a particular  Having just gone through, and still going through a huge transition in my life after the death of my wife Brenda the whole topic of transitioning in life is both relevant and meaningful to me.

Canadians approaching retirement are now the fastest growing demographic in the country. The sharp increase can be attributed to the aging “baby boom” generation, who account for almost one-third of the nation’s population.

“Transition is a great deal more than change…It’s a growing and a maturing and wisdom gaining process…It’s an opportunity to renew our dreams and refresh our calling. (Max De Pree).”

Everyone copes with aging differently. For many the so-called “golden years” are “years of adjustments” as we deal with changes such as winding down our careers, moving, becoming a caregiver, adjusting to a fixed income and other such consequences of aging. Some changes are expected and easy to cope with. Others can shock one’s sense of stability such as an unexpected decline in health, finding meaning and purpose after a career, or the loss of a loved one.

This weekend is for those who are approaching or already into the change of a new season in life (55+/-). Together we will explore how to embrace times of change and to better understand biblical teaching as we become, “mature and complete, not lacking anything” (James 1:4). There will be practical helps in learning how to face and deal with life decisions differently as well as learning from one another so we might change and adjust to find new life and growth in our spiritual journey.

I cannot express how meaningful it is to talk about upcoming life transitions in advance of being thrust into the situation. I want to invite friends and friends of friends to come join with us for this relaxing yet meaningful weekend.

Specifically Paul and I will be engaging you on the following topics, all in the beautiful setting of Barnabas, one of my favourite places on the planet.

Areas related to Transitions

  1. Spirituality
  2. Wellness
  3. Personal Equity – what you bring to this time of life.
  4. Social
  5. Vocational – what am I going to do?

Cost:

$215 (per person) shared accommodation
Fees include program costs, six meals, two nights accommodation, transportation and all taxes

Contact Barnabas directly to register or for further information. Need Assistance?
Call Evelyn: 1 (604) 886-2220

Categories: Aging
  1. paul sailhamer
    March 20, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend. Years ago when our church was in a transition between the end of Chuck’s long tenure and the coming of a new pastor I read a book on transitions that made one major, unforgettable point: CHANGE IS WHAT HAPPENS TO US EXTERNALLY. TRANSITIONS OCCUR INSIDE US, THE WAY WE THINK, FEEL, PERCEIVE, ETC. THE CHANGE.”

    • March 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Another great word of wisdom passed on by my other friend named Paul.

  2. DAVID RICHARDSON
    March 20, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Carson,
    Lesley and I think that this weekend on Transitions is just right for us as we retire from professional work and ministry respectively.
    Is there an on-line reservation or application process.
    My phones are 604 247 0022 at home and 604 916 9639 on my iPhone.
    Looking forward to some catch up with you too.
    David Richardson

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • March 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      David it would good to have some sit time and get caught up.
      yes registration is online by clicking on register at the bottom of my post directly with Barnabas.
      Love to seek you there. – Carson

  3. Anne Lang
    March 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    What a wonderful retreat, and you are the perfect person to teach on transition! Great, too, that you and Paul are “in this together”! Love, Mom

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