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September 29-October 1, 2017


Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside, CA


Prof. Frank Rogers, Jr.
Claremont School of Theology


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“When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!” -Rabbi Harold Kushner

Join DOC for a day apart, to step into a Sacred Circle to discover how Jesus speaks to us today. You will learn 3 Power Prayers that can change your life. Co-leaders, Rev. Dr. Sharon Graff and Dr. Lorrie Lauer, will teach you, guide you and inspire you to recognize God’s hand in your life.

Sat, August 19, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Normal Heights United Methodist Church
4650 Mansfield Street
San Diego, CA 92116

This is sacred time, a time of miracles for Jesus to reveal:

  • Your gifts
  • Your blessings
  • Your talents
  • Jesus calling for your life right now
  • The security God is asking you to step away from in faith to experience a new blessing

A light lunch of salad will be provided. Dress comfortably, bring a favorite notebook or journal and pens, markers, & crayons for times of quiet reflection and meditation. Donations appreciated.

Rev. Dr. Sharon Graff is serving in her 35th year of ministry, and has worked with congregations and non-profits throughout Southern California. She is an open, compassionate, gifted leader. She can currently be found splitting her time between Chula Vista (where is Interim Minister for Community Congregation Church) and her dome home in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Dr. Lorrie Lauer is a Re-creation Therapist helping people re-create their life: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She started a Grief Outreach Ministry in the Orange County jails a few years after the death of her infant son. She continues to speak and write, helping people transform Unresolved Grief: Big and Small so that they can live, love & laugh again.

Rev. Dr. Sharon and Dr. Lorrie have worked together leading retreats, days apart and adventure ropes courses. They make a great team. Bring friends. RSVP today at

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Other Contacts

Prayer Chain Shirley Whipp
t. (760) 480-6663

San Diego Cluster Nancy and Hugo Miller
t. (858) 273-2659

Orange County/So. L.A. Cluster Crispina Estaris
t. (562) 458-2062

L.A./Valley Phone Cluster Emmaline Petrasich
t. (626) 797-9001

Inland Empire/Palm Springs Lorrie Lauer

Book/Media Sales Robert Gay
t. (714) 962-7708

Contributions/Gifts Gwen Jones-Lurvey