Join us this weekend for a journey through the trees. As we traverse the forest of our faith and spirituality, we’ll closely listen to what trees can teach us about the nature and presence of God. While hiking through this scriptural forest, we’ll use wood and various art mediums to express what trees reveal to us—their meaning and voices. Together, we’ll spend time gazing, creating, and studying our personal tree of life. Come marvel with us as we tune into the voices of trees. So, grab your walking stick, curiosity, and wonder, and let’s explore this forest of wisdom together. I’ll meet you on the trail. No prior art experience is required.
“Earth is crammed with heaven. And every common bush afire with God: but only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted. There will be periods of discussion and dialogue when prompted by the retreat director.
Patti Hunter, MA, MACM, has a passion for studying and teaching the bible and inspiring others on their spiritual journey. She teaches with zeal and compassion from her own experiences, mistakes, joys, griefs, and fears, and speaks with a vulnerability, connection, and realness to any audience. Patti has spoken to groups in Savannah, Athens, and Atlanta, GA. She has been keynote speaker in Raleigh, NC; Durban, South Africa; and Kingston, Jamaica. Patti is founder and director of Farmstead on the River, a private retreat farm along the Etowah River in Canton, Georgia. On the farm, she guides silent and contemplative art retreats focusing on spiritual formation and connection. Patti holds BS and MA Degrees in Industrial Technology Education from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree from McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta. She lives in Johns Creek, Georgia on a small farm with her husband, Alex. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.