Come My Beloved; Retreat to the One Who Knows Your Name


Jul 17 2021


9:00 am - 5:00 pm



An in-person contemplative retreat

Saturday, July 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A contemplative retreat is a time to dwell in the spaciousness with the expectation of encountering the Holy. We will offer opportunities through prayer, solitude, silence, being in Creation and creativity to be with the One who knows your name. You are invited to step out of the busy pace of life and enter the quiet of Creekside Center for Spiritual Formation (at CrossWinds Church). It is located on an old 25-acre dairy farm with open fields, tree lined creek beds, a prayer path and garden. You will discover a perfect place to be alone with God.

Co-sponsored by the Journey Center Association and Creekside Center for Spiritual Formation.

Facilitated by Sondra Zarubin, Bob Kirkham, Patricia Scott, Cate Carnahan and Megan O’Neill, intern spiritual directors in the Journey Center Association Spiritual Director Formation Program. Individual and Group spiritual direction will be offered.

Location: CrossWinds Church, 1660 Freisman Road, Livermore, CA.

Local Covid-19 Protocols will be followed.

Please bring your own lunch.

This event is sold out; please email to be put on a wait list.


  • Bob Kirkham
    Bob Kirkham

    Bob completed the certification in Spiritual Direction and Contemplative Retreat Leadership from Journey Center Association, Santa Rosa, California. He felt called into the ministry of spiritual direction while praying the Ignatius Spiritual Exercises. Mentoring young men and incarcerated youth, serving and sitting with homeless and those who received a life changing diagnosis have helped form his identity as a spiritual director. Retired from the construction industry and a short stint in security, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Bob enjoys Centering Prayer and other contemplative prayer practices, nature walks and hikes. He is a commissioned presenter of the Introductory Centering Prayer Workshop for Contemplative Outreach. As a spiritual director, Bob is a companion for your spiritual journey who gives you a safe place to explore where God is active in your life, your deepening relationship with God, no matter where you are on the journey. He finds great meaning and considers it an honor and privilege to accompany people as they discern the Spirit’s movement within. He believes that everything in our lives contributes to our ongoing growth, and we benefit immensely when we take time to be present and pay attention. Email:

  • Patricia Scott


Journey Center Association

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