Words by Jenny Byrnes
Leaders from the Uniting Church Presbytery of Loddon Mallee gathered at Norval, Halls Gap in August for 3 days of encouragement and learning. The theme associated with the retreat, “Dancing in the Barbed Wire Canoe” offered the basis for the retreat’s focus of stratergies to thrive in difficult and challenging times.
With a number of presenters sharing their knowledge and insight, including Jenny Byrnes, the Executive Director of the Centre of Theology and Ministry, time was spent learning about resilience, times of prayer and reflection and a brief session of circle dancing.
At the end of the few days there were plenty of positive comments from the group regarding Norval, the food and the standard of service