6-session online course led by Patience Robbins and Margaret Pfeil

 April 7-May 19, 2024

What is mine to do? Who am I called to be? Why am I here?

Recognizing and living into one’s call is a lifelong process of discernment. Patience Robbins and Margaret Pfeil invite you to look at your life, no matter what age, and notice your unique contribution to God’s vision.


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Join us for the refreshment, vitality and deepening in prayer that is made possible together in this expanded form of spiritual community.

Through storytelling and sharing of their experience, the course leaders will help renew your appreciation of your life and cultivate your attention, receptivity and responsiveness to how the Spirit is leading and guiding from within, through nature, and through the people who mentor and inspire you.

The 6-session course includes:

  • Experiential exercises
  • Reflection questions and resources
  • Audio teachings that can be accessed at any time
  • Online course space that provides opportunities for journaling and shared reflection with other participants

“This online course helped me to gently notice and reflect on the totality of God’s movement over the course of my life. New ‘calls’ emerge over the years, but they have their rootedness in what has gone before. I also noticed the wealth of companions who have encouraged my faith. Thinking about who they are and how they inspire me helps define who I desire to become myself.”

– Valerie H.

Patience Robbins

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Margaret Pfeil

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Course dates: April 7-May 19, 2024
Registration opens: March 24, 2024
Registration deadline: April 14, 2024
If you are registered, you can access the material for two weeks after the course ends.

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