The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Fall Clergy Retreat

Fall Clergy Retreat: "Once Upon a Time" 
October 9 - 11, Holy Family Passionist, West Hartford


Once Upon a Time: an invitation into that tender space of telling our stories, of listening to one another, and of looking at our faith through the lens of scripture in order to hear new insight and reclaim our foundation. With author and clergywoman Rachel G. Hackenberg, we'll reflect on God's story within our stories -- its highest hopes and wildest imagination, its trials and joys, its connections and ongoing revelations -- in five sessions:

  1. Story as Truth
  2. Story as Location
  3. Story as Metaphor
  4. Story as Prophecy
  5. Story as Re-Creation

Schedule (Tentative)

Retreat participants are encouraged to bring the following: Bible, Prayer Book, and a votive candle to be placed on the altar for the non-Eucharistic worship service.

Pre-registration via Eventbrite is highly recommended.

Eventbrite registration ends on October 1, 2018 at 11:30 pm.


Registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail and a ticket to print out and bring with you to the event. If you have not received either of these, your registration did not go through. Please try again and be sure to fill out all the information.

Overnight fee includes a single room/common lavatory, meals, and program. Commuter fee includes meals & program only. Fees cannot be pro-rated for a shortened stay.

**The refund amount for cancellations received prior to 12 noon on October 2, 2018 is $100.
For registration questions or concerns, please contact Bonni McKenney (

About Rachel G. Hackenberg

Rachel G. Hackenberg is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and soccer mom. Her newest book, Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith) with co-author Martha Spong, explores faith’s failure to provide answers through experiences of illness and divorce, abuse and death.