Quiet Space Fridays

An ecumenical Silence Retreat the 2nd Friday monthly
Starrette Farm Retreat Center, Statesville, NC   

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Do you ever want to get away from it all?

Does your spirit need to be nourished?

Do you need a day away from TV, media, phones, noise?

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28.

On the second Friday of each month, we offer a Quiet Day at Starrette Farm as a haven of silence where you can rest, based on the pattern of Jesus, who frequently withdrew to a quiet place to nourish his spirit.  Encounter God in community, yet alone, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the healing rhythm of sacred quiet.

What to expect:    Our doors will be open from 9-5 the second Friday of each month.   You will be greeted and given a tour of the retreat house and outside venues to help you find “your spot.”  Some rooms are equipped with comfortable chairs or even a bed for napping.  Other areas are open and bright with large windows bringing the outdoors in everywhere you turn.  Outdoors, sit on the decks in the sun, walk our seven-circuit labyrinth, experience our Prayer Walk, and explore our forest trails. There are many quiet spots with benches where you can relax in the shade or beside the pond.  

Limited:    To give everyone ample space, each retreat day is limited to the first 12 paid registrations.  Cost is $25.00 per person. 

Where:    The private retreat of Starrette Farm spans 50 acres of rolling woodland, conveniently located just 5 minutes from the intersection of I-77 and I-40 in Statesville, NC. We are a member of the worldwide Quiet Garden Movement which nurtures access to outdoor spaces for prayer, contemplation, rest, and inspiration.   Because this is a private setting, directions are not on our website, but will be sent via email following your paid registration.  

Details:    Coffee and tea are provided.  Bring your own bag lunch.   Mid-day, we gather for a community lunch with soft conversation, or  you can choose to eat alone if you prefer to remain in silence.  Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.   Many people like to bring a notebook for journaling. We do not provide a program on this quiet day, but reading material is available.  Our goal is to provide a gentle, refreshing day so you can rest and enter silence… and hear from God.     

“Be Still, and know that I am God.”   Psalm 46:10

 Click here to open a color brochure to share with friends: Quiet Space Fridays Brochure.

Register For Quiet Space Fridays*

If paying by check:

You can download the registration form and save to your computer, fill it out, save it and upload to email
it to: QuietSpaceFridays@gmail.com or you can simply print, fill it out and mail it with your check to address below:

Make check payable to:
The Lydia Group, note “Quiet Space” in the memo
Mail to: Audrey Brendel, Registrar
887 21st Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601

If paying Online:

Please be sure to specify which date you are registering for and then click the Buy Now.


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*Please note:  we understand that things may come up in your busy life that prevent you from being able to attend as planned, but we regret that paid registrations are non-refundable.  In these cases, we will consider your payment a donation to our on-going ministry.  

Contact Us for more information:   

 Audrey Brendel, your host at 828-551-5935

Email Audrey at QuietSpaceFridays@gmail.com 

Need the perfect gift of care for a friend, or gift of appreciation for a pastor, teacher,  or someone special?  Give someone a restful, healing, silent day… May we suggest a gift certificate!  Just contact us.  We will take care of the details.

Testimonials

“As a young clergy person, these Fridays are a tremendous way for me to slow down, connect with God, and tailor a day retreat for whatever season of life or ministry I’m experiencing.” – Rev. Jared Stine

“Quiet space Fridays have been a special time for me in turning away from the noise of the world, practicing stillness and opening myself up to the voice of the Spirit. I cherish these days apart.“ – Rev. Kay Boone

“Quiet Space Fridays have given me the time and place to be alone with God. I have been able to rest deeply and listen slowly to what matters most to my heart.” ~Diane