Just Elders Retreat

The Cenacle – East Room
513 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, April 25


2:00 p.m.      Opening Prayer and Brief Introductions – Charles Mock

2:30 p.m.        “Genesis and Vision of Just Elders” – Sue Engh

Overview followed by 1:1 conversations

3:15 p.m.   Given current political realities, our faith, values, and this stage of our lives, “How Then Shall We Live?” Three personal, theological reflections by Charles Mock, Dennis Jacobsen, Lucy Kolin (10 minutes each)

3:45 p.m.    Plenary response – Sue Engh

4:05 p.m.    Break

4:15 p.m.    Small group discussions
5:00 p.m.     “How Then Shall We Live Together?” – Mary Gonzales

6:00 p.m.         Dinner – 1:1s

7:00 p.m.     “Casting a Vision: Just Elders a Year from Now” – Dennis Jacobsen

Small group brainstorming possibilities

8:15 p.m.     Evening Prayer – Barbara Lundblad

8:30 p.m.     Social/party time

Wednesday, April 26

8:00 a.m.       Breakfast – 1:1s

9:00 a.m.       Reflective Prayer – Ned Wight
9:15 a.m.    “Organizing in the Cloud”- using the power of social media in organizing.  – Don Burton

9:45 a.m. Small group discussion
10:40 a.m. Feedback from small groups – Don Burton

11:00 a.m.    “Decision on our Vision” – Brainstorming plenary – Mary Gonzales
12:30 p.m.    Lunch – 1:1s

1:30 p.m.    “Advancing our Vision: Strategies, Commitments, Leadership,

Resources, Next Steps” – Gregory Galluzzo
3:30 p.m.       Evaluation – Terry Boggs
3:45 p.m.       Sending Prayer/ Commissioning – Iva Carruthers