Phil Stone

Advent is a time of hopeful waiting, space for personal reflection, and an opportunity to open our hearts to the God who loves us. Isaiah writes, ‘I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places so that you may know that it is I the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by name.’ (NRSV) Sometimes we are quick to associate darkness with something that is bad or negative but it is the place where life begins to grow. Join us as we share some biblical reflections and explore where God brings his light and hope into our darkness. In this retreat there will be significant periods of silence. Phil is the Director of Scargill Movement.