2.a. Mid 14-c., “A declaration or assurance made to another person (usually with respect to the future)...”
I wasn’t there when the covenant was made.
Does His promise even include me?
I will bless you and make your descendants as countless
as the stars of the sky…and in your descendants
all the nations of the earth will find blessing
| Genesis 22:17-18 |
I see mountains and hills around me crack
relationships on rocky ground.
I am exposed and misunderstood–
Does His promise cover me here?
Though the mountains fall away and the hills be shaken,
My love shall never fall away from you
nor my covenant of peace be shaken...
| Isaiah 54:10 |
I’ve taken a step towards His outstretched Hand, but
I feel the roaring and rolling of the waves about me
and I’m not sure where I stand with Him–
Does His promise still hold me here?
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name: you are mine.
When you pass through waters, I will be with you;
through rivers, you shall not be swept away.
| Isaiah 43:1-2 |
He calls out to you and promises to meet you
right where you are now.
He promises a place for you
in friendship and community,
in the Church,
in His Heart.
He promises to bless you
and through you, bless many more
in ways beyond understanding.
He’s eager to show you His Heart
and share with you the future of hope
He has planned for you.
WANT TO WALK WITH US?
If you're an LGBT+ disciple on the way, striving to follow Christ in His Church, Eden Invitation is your movement. Come join us September 28th - October 1st, 2023 on our Joyful Hope Retreat for incarnate fellowship, deep prayer, and a place to put your guard down for a while.
| YOU'LL GET |
4 days and 3 nights in a wooded enclave, meals included
Dynamic communal prayer and Catholic sacraments
Space for solitude and quiet rejuvenation
Poor cell network access
Great hiking trail and canoe access
Family dinners and happy hours
The greatest talent show of your life
Talks on community and whole person thriving
Spiritual guides on hand for advice and life chats
| FOR |
$400 + (optional) $50 for airport transportation
The retreat is in the greater Atlanta area.
Exact location will be shared with registered participants.
| REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! |
We deeply value each person's story, so the first step in everything we do here is a Story Call. It's a chance for us to get to know each other and see if our spirituality is the right fit for you. After we've connected, we'll share the registration form. If you've already done a Story Call, reach out below and we'll send you the registration directly. Click the button below to share your information and connect with our staff by August 30th if you would like to join us for this retreat. We'll be in touch!