“Tapestry of Love” theme for upcoming women’s retreat in Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

“Tapestry of Love” theme for upcoming women’s retreat in Grass Valley

Any woman seeking to deepen her spiritual path is invited to a retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 27, at Buttermaker’s Cottage in Western Gateway Park, Penn Valley. Cost is $25, with lunch provided.

Sheryl Trainor, who has been an Episcopal lay minister for two decades and is also a spiritual director and long-time occupational therapist, will share her joy in “listening and looking for the spirit’s presence in life.” Her theme will center on the “tapestry of love,” which “God promises to weave around all people.”

The retreat is sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church Women, which offers spiritual support year-round in small-group meetings, service projects and special events. PLCW is an outreach of Peace Lutheran Church, in Grass Valley.

Trainor was raised as a Roman Catholic, and still feels inspired by the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. Her professional life provides support to children with disabilities and their families. Her spiritual calling led her, nearly a decade ago, into an intensive, three-year formation and supervised direction program through Bread of Life Center, a Christian retreat and training facility in Sacramento.

“I enjoy the intersection of psychology and spirituality,” Trainor has said in her written work, which emphasizes an ecumenical and multicultural approach. She hails from Placerville.

Throughout the day, women will enjoy “the comfortable fellowship of sisters walking a spiritual road.” They’ll have the opportunity to reflect on how they can approach the conflicts and problems of their daily lives with the courage and inspiration that comes from that perspective, said PLCW representative Sally Smith.

All women are welcome. Call 530-273-3051 or visit http://www.PeaceLutheranGV.org for more information.

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