The Lydia Group is a coalition of individuals and organizations that provide retreats and resources that inspire growth and change lives. We invite you to see with new eyes, challenge your limitations, deepen your spiritual roots and live out your passion. The common desire for divine transformation unites this ecumenical network.
We’re glad you are visiting our website. The Lydia Group exist to accompany, equip and support you on your spiritual journey. Perhaps one of the offerings on this site will assist you. Enjoy your visual journey through the website –– then plan to participate as the Spirit draws you. Know that your presence with us is truly welcomed and cherished.
Introduction to Silent/Centering Prayer
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Broad Street United Methodist Church, Statesville
Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence, traditionally called contemplation. The practice is meant to help us in letting go of thoughts, distractions, and commentaries so that we might return to God, the divine Physician, to purify our unconscious enabling us to see reality with the eyes of Christ. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. Co-Presenters are: Ann Starrette and Cynthia Fore.
Learn more and register here: www.copnc.org. See Flyer
Lectio Divina Retreat Day
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Starrette Farm Retreat, Statesville
Lectio Divina, literally meaning “divine reading,” is an ancient way to pray the scriptures dating back to the 400’s. Lectio is a participatory, active practice that uses thoughts, images and insights to enter into a conversation with God ~ with the aim of nourishing and deepening one’s relationship with the Divine. Ann Starrette will facilitate this day.
Learn more and register here:www.copnc.org See Flyer
*FULL Class The 8th cohort of School of the Spirit begins May of 2017.
The School of the Spirit now has their own website. Click here www.schoolofthespirit.com.
Limited to 24 clergy/leaders.
Click here to learn more.
To Register Online: www.schoolofthespirit.com
Into the Desert :: Nurturing a Different Wisdom
Come to one or all: Mondays May 15 • August 21 • November 20
9:00 AM – 7:15 PM • Starrette Farm Retreat, Statesville
Many people’s lives do not allow them to be away for a 24 or 48 hour spiritual retreat. Though not overnight, desert days at the farm is our modest effort to provide you an extended safe place in community (yet alone) where you and God have space to interact in the way God alone knows is needed. Everyone seeking wisdom is invited. Click here to learn more.
Retreat House Rental To view farm, space and amenities click here: Starrette Farm Retreat Amenities Flyer. For a Complete Listing of Happenings at the Retreat House at Starrette Farm click here: 2017 Farm Calendar
Life, Leadership, and Executive Coach
Please visit Nicole Greer at www.thevibrantcoach.com
For a working definition of “Spiritual Direction,” please refer to the website of Davidson United Methodist Church. Spiritual Direction questions or to set up an appointment, contact Ann at Starrette@mindspring.com
Quiet Space Days
2nd Friday Monthly
Learn more and Register by clicking here: 2017 Quiet Space
Director of Spiritual Formation
Founder of The Lydia Group LLC
Staff at Davidson United Methodist Church, Davidson NC