Deep Calls to Deep: A Preacher’s Retreat for Advent and Christmas

Online Retreat (Virginia Theological Seminary)
Nov. 6 @ 10 a.m. ET
Event Title
Deep Calls to Deep: A Preacher’s Retreat for Advent and Christmas
When does it start?
11/06/2020 @ 10 a.m. ET
When does it end?
11/06/2020 @ 3 p.m. ET
Event Host
Virginia Theological Seminary
What kind of event is it?
Online Retreat
Event Details
Gather online via Zoom with fellow preachers for a day of renewal and engagement with scripture. The day will begin with online worship and will include the hallmarks of the seminary’s Deep Calls to Deep program: spirituality, imagination, embodiment, and community. Deep Calls to Deep staff – Professors Ruthanna Hooke and Mark Jefferson, as well as Program Coordinator Anne Turner – will lead online sessions exploring the readings for Advent and Christmas. Between sessions, participants are invited to spend time working independently. Preachers will leave with significant preparatory work done towards their sermons for one of the busiest months of the church year. Brought to you by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary. 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.

Draft schedule:
• 10-10:15— Opening Worship
• 10:15-11:00—First Presentation
• 11:00-11:30—Off-Screen Writing Time
• 11:30-12:15 — Second Presentation
• 12:15-1:15—Lunch and Off-Screen Writing Time
• 1:15-2:00 — Third Presentation
• 2:00-2:30 — Off-Screen Writing Time
• 2:30-3:00 —Q/A; Idea Sharing; Wrap up

Questions? Contact us at, or call 703-461-1885.

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Contact name
The Reverend Anne Turner