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ONLINE Whose Am I? – a Morning Reflection for Black Women
October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$35
Directed by Lauren Morton and Terresa Ford, MA
The journey toward understanding “Who am I?” and “Whose am I?” is part of our story as Black women. Attend a prayerful reflection on Zoom with Lauren Morton and Terresa Ford of Bee at Peace to start this journey together. This 3-part retreat begins our search to encounter God through peace, stillness, and connection.
Session 1: Morning Reflection (Oct. 11, virtual)
Session 2 & 3: Overnight Retreat (Nov. 21-22, in-person)
As part of our journey, like the bee, we venture in solitude. God offers us solitude so that we may hear and receive direction for our journey. We will reclaim silence as something that is not a punishment but rather a gift from God that allows us to listen. During this morning reflection, we will explore: “What are my gifts?” and “What are the gifts of Black women?”
This program is limited to 22 Participants. Pay what you can. Suggested offering of $35 covers our cost for Oct. 11. Choose what you can pay or donate more to cover someone in hardship. Registrants will receive a link to Zoom 24-48 hours ahead of the event.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for October 11
Looking ahead … CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the retreat November 21-22
Lauren Morton is the creator of Bee at Peace. At the age of 4, Lauren announced to her mother in Kroger, “I am going to be a ‘Kroger check-out girl’ because they get to scan groceries.” She said, “Lauren, you can be anything you want to be. Just be the best at it.” As Lauren looks back on her journey thus far, she says, “Some people may not have thought I was the best. What is important to me, I am at my best by always finding my truth in any situation.” Lauren graduated from Emory University and The George Washington University (B.A. in Sociology and Master of Health Administration, respectively), worked in hospital management, and today is an innovative, grassroots strategic and organizational team-builder. “I was born into a family of strong Black women. Who am I? A multi-comma woman where everything behind the comma brings me joy.”
Terresa Ford is a graduate intern through the Office of Contextual Education at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is a second-year Master of Divinity candidate, concentrating in Catholic Studies and Chaplaincy. Terresa recently completed a year-long chaplaincy internship at Lee Arrendale State Prison and a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Grady Memorial Hospital. She holds a Master in Fine Arts – Fine Art/Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Fine Art/Painting from the State University of New York at Brockport. Her career has included arts administration, grant writing, and behavioral health. Terresa’s hobbies are painting, reading and gardening.