‘Growing Gratitude’ is theme for retreat for women at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe


Learning how to find joy in everyday moments is the focus of Growing Gratitude, a day-long retreat for women from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30 at the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

“A heart of gratitude is a gift from God that needs to be nurtured and cultivated, especially in the midst of our busy lives,” explained the Rev. Dr. Jan Farley, associate pastor of the Village Church.

Attendees will participate in small group sessions to create their own gratitude journals, while a number of speakers will share ways in which an attitude of gratitude has transformed their lives. “Ladies will learn how to adopt an optimistic outlook and practice continued acts of kindness to help themselves and others lead more satisfying lives,” added Kathleen Nassi, retreat coordinator.

All the women at the retreat will work on assembling special bags for the homeless that include personal products and gift cards for food.

The event takes place at the Village Church Fellowship Center, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. The $30 ticket price includes breakfast and lunch. For tickets, email or call 619-972-9526.