Discerning Sobriety with Erin Jean Warde

A retreat weekend exploring mindfulness, sobriety and spirituality

Saturday, February 25 | 9:30 AM - 6 PM

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Join us for a weekend retreat exploring tools to help enable you to discern your own relationship with addictive choices or behaviors so common to us all.

Erin Jean Warde, ordained Episcopal priest and author of Sober Spirituality, will share her personal journey which led her to quit alcohol. She and smaller breakout groups will provide additional tools to help each participant explore a more mindful relationship with our substance misuse and dependencies and the richer sobrieties we might seek or experience.

Recommended for those seeking wholeness in mind, body and soul, for those questioning their relationship with any kind of addictive choice (or supporting someone who is) regardless of where they are in their journey. Those of any faith or none are welcome.

Walk-ups welcome; pre-registration kindly requested for planning purposes.



9:30 AM: Registration $10 (suggested donation or pay what you can)

10:00: Erin Jean Warde offers no-shame and all-gain reflections

12:00 PM: Lunch break. Enjoy eateries in downtown Lancaster or bring a packed lunch (refrigeration available)

1:30: Workshops

Music & contemplation with Chris Keeney

Silence & meditation with Fr. David Peck

Seeing & listening with Deborah Miller

Movement & stillness with Sandra Orndorff

3:45 - 4:15: Coffee teaching & tasting

5:00: Mass—free and open to all

6:00: Bonfire & mocktails

About Erin Jean Warde

The Rev. Erin Jean Warde (she/her) is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, recovery coach, and writer. She is the author of Sober Spirituality: The Joy of a Mindful Relationship with Alcohol, coming out April 2023. She offers a course, Discerning Sobriety, which helps participants bring spiritual practices and mindfulness into their relationship with alcohol. She is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, so she incorporates the research of Brene Brown in the many facets of her work. You can explore her offerings around recovery coaching, spiritual direction, and more at www.erinjeanwarde.com. You can explore her Substack, Gather the Inklings, which includes free weekly posts and a community. She lives in Austin, TX with her 3 cats, and in her free time you can find her watching comedy, and thrift or vintage shopping.