In Matthew’s account of the Last Supper he writes, “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body’” (Matthew 26:26 ESV). The same pattern of language – blessing, breaking, and giving – also shows up in the accounts of Jesus’ miraculous feedings. In his book Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, Eugene Peterson has observed that this pattern of being blessed, broken, and given is at the heart of the Christian story. There he concludes: “This is the shape of the Eucharist. This is the shape of the Gospel. This is the shape of the Christian life.” Beloved women of Asbury, you are invited to a refreshing retreat where we will explore these rhythms of life with Christ. How have your experiences of being blessed, broken, and given formed you? What lasting impact have they left on your life and ministry to others? Come with us as we grow deeper relational roots with Christ and one another. Through a series of teachings followed by small group time, we pray you experience the blessing of being known more deeply in the context of loving community.