Come, let’s shout praises to God,
raise the roof for the Rock who saved us!
Let’s march into his presence singing praises,
lifting the rafters with our hymns!
And why? Because God is the best
Psalm 95:1-3a MSG
Embracing joy is part of our DNA as Christ-followers. Our role as those connected to Jesus and the Creator is to keep hope alive for others. There is nothing so serious as joy. Our summer Soul Connections retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest, renewal and play with the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop. Using enchantment as our guiding theme, together we’ll sit in awe of God’s creation and explore where spirituality and play intersect.
Enchantment is the fourth in a series of four Soul Connections retreats centered on the foundational themes of connection, invitation, reflection and celebration. The retreats have complemented one another to form a personal, four-retreat journey over two years. At the same time, each retreat opportunity stands alone.
Rev. Daniel Hilty
Daniel delights in Christ’s ability to bring people together across dividing lines and believes strongly in the importance of play and playfulness in the life of faith. He and his family are grateful to have pastored churches in St. Charles, Fayette, Jefferson City and Springfield. Along with Rev. Kevin Taylor, he is the co-host of “Board Game Faith,” a biweekly podcast exploring the intersection of religion, spirituality and table games. He is the proud husband of Kristen, a social worker and counselor working with older adults. Together they are the proud parents of Elijah and Maggie.
Lodging and Meals
Enchantment will be hosted at Glen Eyrie Castle and Conference Center
located in proximity to urban Colorado Springs. Accommodations provide hotel-level comfort and convenience.
The cost for the retreat is $500, which includes hotel-style accommodations and meals from Tuesday breakfast through Friday breakfast. Registration closes on June 15, 2023.
Getting to Glen Eyrie
July 31 and August 4 are travel days. Plan to arrive and have eaten dinner by 6-7 p.m. on Monday, July 31, and we’ll have you out the door by 10 a.m. on Friday, August 4.
Transportation to and from the retreat center is on your own. There are airports in Denver and Colorado Springs. Ride share services can bring you to Glen Eyrie from the Colorado Springs airport.
Because we value the gift of spiritual companionship and listening, included in the retreat package are multiple sessions with a spiritual director. The schedule includes daily worship, an extended time of quiet, daily spiritual direction and plenty of play.