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Tue, Jan 10



Safe Harbor JourneyDance

Join us at the Princeton Seminary Women in Ministry Conference for this special JourneyDance facilitated by Jean

Safe Harbor JourneyDance
Safe Harbor JourneyDance

Time & Location

Jan 10, 2023, 4:00 PM – Jan 12, 2023, 4:00 PM

Princeton, Princeton, NJ, USA

About the Event

A search for images of “safe harbor” on Google yields posters with a quote from the early 20th century:

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for…

… John A. Shedd, Safe from My Attic, 1928

At first glance this a great motto, right?  Get back out there!  There’s work to be done!  But considering all that women in ministry have experienced over the past several years, the quote seems like a slap in the face.  Tossed by storms and uncertain seas… a pandemic, divisions in community, church decline, economic uncertainty, loss…. Women in ministry need harbors of safety for the sake of our psyches, our bodies, and our souls.  It is true for those who minister as well as for their communities in which they live and work.

Acts 27 …We struggled along the coast with great difficulty and finally arrived at Fair Havens…    Fair Havens…. What comes to mind is a place of safety where we may take on water and provisions, mend our nets, regroup, and rest a while…   With this in mind, the theme of WIM Princeton is Safe Harbor.

We invite you to join us for a retreat with other women in ministry. Time to worship, join in community, learn, converse, and reflect on what it means to minister in the midst of storms and shipwrecks and seek out safe harbors not only for ourselves but for those with whom we minister.

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