Upcoming Retreats

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
~ Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
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Day Apart Retreats

Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center
Windsor, NY

Clergy day: Thursday, May 20th 10am-3pm

Laity day: Thursday, May 27th 10am-3pm

Join Church in the Wild for a time of contemplation and connection at Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Windsor, NY. We’ll gather outside and enjoy the beauty of Sky Lake as we consider what is blossoming in our world and in our lives.  (Cheryl is on the retreat team for these Days Apart.)

Sky Lake is 4 miles off Route 17 in Windsor, NY, 30 minutes from Binghamton, NY. 

Cost is $30, includes a hot lunch

Click here to register with Sky Lake.

We’ll spend the majority of the day outdoors following all Covid-19 safety protocols. 



Signs: To Do Doing Done


Co-Working With Spirit (by Zoom)

May 21, 2021 2:00pm-4:00pm ET


June 10, 2021 11:30am-1:30pm ET

Do you have important (or necessary) projects that you never seem to get to, or are dreading having to work on?

Do you find that self-care or creative expression never make it off your to do list and into real life?

Do you feel isolated working from home, or even in the office?

Co-working could give you the support and accountability you need.

What is Co-Working?

It’s an opportunity to gather with others in a Zoom space at a specified time to accomplish – or at least get a good start on – a specified task of your choice.  I use the word “task” loosely – you might be working on your taxes or accounts or a blog post or book chapter or an upcoming sermon or presentation.  Or you might be decluttering a closet, doing yoga, or engaging in a creative activity. 

Each person works independently, but alongside the others in the Zoom room.  In my experience, having the time blocked on your calendar with a strong intention to do something specific is powerful in itself.  The support and accountability provided by the group amplifies focus and adds to momentum.

What could you accomplish in 2 hours of focused effort?  What deposit could you make to your self or your soul?  What monkey could you get off your back? 

What is Co-Working With Spirit?

Co-working With Spirit is co-working with an intention to be attentive to and inspired (in-spirited) by the Source of Life.  It is focusing on what is important, not just what is urgent.  It is a time to notice our connection to all of life and to All-That-Is as we go about even the most mundane or challenging of the “tasks” of our lives. 

How Does It Work?

We’ll meet on Zoom.  I’ll start us off with a centering and grounding practice and maybe an idea or poem for inspiration.  Then we’ll each work on our own individual projects (while staying on Zoom, on or off camera). 

Midway through, we’ll take a short break to check in, celebrate progress, regroup, and re-prioritize if need be.  Then we’ll settle in for another individual work period and close with another short gathering to celebrate progress and declare next steps, if any. 

How Much Does It Cost?

While donations are always welcome, this is my gift to you – and honestly, to myself.  E-mail or message me to register by no later than the day before so that I can send you the Zoom link to participate. 

Come, re-connect with yourself, community and the Spirit that surrounds and supports us all.

Come and change "To-Do" to "Ta-Done."

Engage Cheryl for your Group

1/2 hour to whole day talks, workshops, worship services and retreats can be tailored to your group.  Events may be in person or by Zoom.  These may include presentations for business and womens groups; Quiet Day Retreats for churches or spiritual organizations; and Clergy or Lay Retreats.  I especially love to lead contemplative and quiet day retreats for groups of 5-25. 

Popular topics include Discernment, Mindfulness, Spiritual Practices/Ways of Praying, and God’s Timing/Perfect Timing and Tending the Garden of the Soul.  See the listing of past events for additional sample topics. 

I am located in Central New York near Binghamton, but happy to travel for your group. 

Contact Me to discuss your needs.  References are available on request.