- Registration with Lodging: $285
- Registration with Lodging, Spouse: $245
- Registration Commuter: $235
- Registration Commuter, Spouse: $195
We are excited to announce the Charlotte Mason Educational Retreat, 2018.
The CMER Team and Nancy Kelly
We are honored, humbled, and very thrilled Nancy Kelly has accepted our invitation to serve as a plenary speaker for CMER 2018.
Nancy Kelly lives in a little town on the prairie called Windom, Minnesota. She and her husband Kent have home-educated their six children for over 20 years using the principles and practices of Charlotte Mason. Nancy has helped build a thriving educational community in southwest Minnesota that continues to learn and grow. She administrates the Parents’ Midwest Educational Union (PMEU), a parents’ book discussion group; Truth, Beauty, Goodness (TBG), a student learning cooperative; the teacher-training Awakening sessions; and the Living Education Retreat, now in its 12th year of sharing and spreading the ideas of Charlotte Mason. Speaking, consulting, and mentoring are three of her favorite things to do. A trip with Kent and dear friends to Ambleside, England in 2014 forever changed her understanding of Mason’s teacher training and deepened her love for Mason’s relational philosophy. She is a current board member of the Charlotte Mason Institute and writes at her CM-inspired blog, Sage Parnassus. Her newest project, Living Education Lessons, is an online mentoring community. She enjoys family, 'bright eyes', flower gardening, collecting vintage honeypots, exploring the flora and fauna of new places, and of course...books. You can contact her at email@example.com. Check out Nancy's blog by clicking HERE!
Friday, February 2, 2018, to Sunday, February 4, 2018
Colorado Spring, CO
Registration for CMER 2018 will open in August. At that time, a schedule, session descriptions, and policies will also be available.
Registration includes a Friday afternoon preretreat introduction to a Charlotte Mason Education and six meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Everyone lodging with us will have an individual bed but may be in a 2, 3, or 4-person room. Private rooms are available for an additional fee of $82.
By Dawn Rhymer
Sometimes the depths of my illiteracy still astound me. I have shared of my past, of my disdain or great indifference towards all things beautiful and the pride which wrapped itself around those beliefs. How could my mind, my soul, have made it so long with so little? My current, favorite verse comes from Acts 13:8. It simply states, speaking of God’s patience with the Israelites during the Exodus, “And for about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.” I am about forty, I have been in the wilderness, and God has so patiently put up with me. This verse both brings me to rejoice and simultaneously drives me to weep.
The project began with simple research of O Sacred Head Now Wounded for my local Charlotte Mason learning community. I came across this statement, “The tune — those of you who love sacred choral music, you’re going to immediately recognize it as the PASSION CHORALE, as a part of a very, very famous piece of music composed by one of the greatest composers of all time, anywhere in any culture, and certainly one of the finest Christian sacred choral composers ever, Johann Sebastian Bach.”
I had no idea about what they were talking. What very, very famous piece of music? The search for the answer led to a consuming project which included listening to no less than twenty hours over five days of Bach’s Passio Domini nostri J.C. secundum Evangelistam Matthæum (The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Evangelist Matthew) or simply, St. Matthew Passion. The end result, inspired by Cindy Rollins’s 25 Days of Christmas with Handel’s Messiah, is A 40 Day Devotional for Worship.
The devotional spreads the listening of the St. Matthew Passion over 40 days. I highly recommend using it together with the performance by the Netherlands Bach Society. I hope and pray this devotional will be a blessing to you and your family. May God be glorified.
 Dr. Ligon Duncan. Hymns of the Faith: O Sacred Head Now Wounded
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