Contemplation and Action
A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends
Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI
April 5 - 8, 2018

Retreat Leaders

April Allison (Red Cedar, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting) completed this ministry's Mentoring Program. She is contemplative by nature and justice seeking by conviction. 

Roger Hansen (Milwaukee, Northern Yearly Meeting) also completed this ministry's Mentoring Program with leadership roles at our retreats in OH, NY, and PA.

Siena Retreat Center has 67 private bedrooms with private bath facilities. There is elevator access to all floors and the center is accessible to people with moderate physical limitations. Retreatants have access to the retreat chapel, outdoor labyrinth, Siena Center library, washing machine and dryer on each floor, and Creativity Room with a variety of arts supplies. Please indicate any mobility concerns on the Registration Form. A gallery of photos is available on the Siena website


First day:
2 - 4 pm Arrival and settling in
4 pm Opening worship
5 pm Dinner

Last day:
11 am Closing worship
12 noon Lunch followed by departure

Times are approximate. A detailed schedule will be sent in advance by the retreat leaders.

Flexible Fees

Full Cost* / Minimum
Single $425 / $240
* This is the cost per person of the event to SotS.

Discernment questions regarding what to pay:

> Is the ‘Full Cost’ of this event within your means?
> If yes, can you pay a little more to support another?
> If the ‘Full Cost’ is not within your means, what can you pay?
> Have you considered asking your meeting or church for financial assistance?
> If the ‘Minimum’ is still too much, please contact us at or call 717.203.1642.

Registration is in TWO steps.

STEP 1: click on the button below to register. The form will ask for your personal information, your room and dietary preferences, and what you can pay.

STEP 2: instructions as to how to pay will appear on your Confirmation Page. Paying online will take you to PayPal where you can pay via credit card. You do NOT need a PayPal account to do this.

Alternatively you can send a check made out to PYM, with SotS written on the memo line, for the amount in the table. Mail your check to: The School of the Spirit Ministry, c/o 360 Blossom Hill Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Cancellation Policy
30 days or more prior to the event, full refund less $20 processing fee. 14-29 days prior to the event, 50% refund. Less than 14 days, no refund.