A gathering place for all...
a place of abundance and belonging
30 March 2023
Here’s some exciting news & events we think many at your church will want to know about. There's something for all your parishioners, colleagues and others in your area especially young people and their families! Please read on....

And, we sure hope you can use some of this information as content for your next parish newsletter. It's easy to forward this entire email, or copy/paste directly into your parish newsletter.
For generations, Sorrento Centre is a place where families and young people gather for fun, spiritual nurturing and growth. And this year is no different!
Situated on a beautiful historic 24-acre main campus, with a private waterfront on the Shuswap, hiking trails and nearby biking routes, Sorrento Centre is a values-based retreat and conference centre We are proud of our Anglican traditions: Ecumenical and interfaith in expression, offering warm and inclusive welcome, and generous hospitality to all.
A fantastic long-weekend for young people
MAY LONG WEEKEND IN THE SHUSWAP! Fri - Mon May 19 - 22, 2023
Energized to Serve!

Young Sojourners An incredible life-changing experience for ages 12 to 18

Join Daniel Lewis -- author, entrepreneur and international speaker from Toronto -- and take a deep dive into what it means to be energized to serve! Have fun, make new friends, and be the best you can be.
If there is enough interest we'll arrange for a bus from the lower mainland!
Contact [email protected] right away!
We're as big as the impression we leave on others...
Five weeks of Summer here at Sorrento Centre
Join us for a morning program/course during our Five Weeks of Summer with diverse opportunities to connect with your heart, mind, and other participants. Afternoons offer free time on-the-land. Enjoy the beautiful lake-front beach, take a walk, or simply rest. Evenings are filled with heart-warming and stimulating activities that are included with course cost.

Here is a sampling of some of our popular courses....

Five day-hikes — five little pilgrimages — draw wisdom from naturalists, poets, rascals, and saints as we consider our relationship within the natural world and a viable place within God’s ecology. Each day’s hike explores a new location in the Shuswap and is framed along the trail in the simple form of contemplative prayer, reflection, and sharing that has come to mark the 21st Century Pilgrims series.

Longtime Sorrento leader David Taylor and weaving teacher Ali Hurlburt are teaming up to offer a course combining spiritual reflection and hands-on crafting. How can we, as people of faith, bring that same spirit to broader questions of social and spiritual connection? We will listen, pray, and sing while we play with colours, textures and (of course) yarn!

Strengthening connection to your fully lived life. This retreat will be an intellectual and experiential journey to understand and more deeply develop our relationship to both ourselves and the divine; using the lenses of spiritual accompaniment and Jungian psychology. 
This workshop will be a combination of talks, group sharing, and experiential practices.

Through a First Nations lens, with stories, humour, art and nature, we begin to understand the Circle, the gifts of the medicine wheel, and again walk in a good and kind way with our ancestors and our mother earth. One activity will involve creating a temporary Medicine Wheel in the shade in a grassy area near the beach.

Sorrento Centre was founded in 1963 by visionaries within the Anglican Church of Canada, and has grown over the years from its beginnings as a lay ministry training centre to its current role as a gathering place for all. visit our website WWW.SORRENTOCENTRE.CA
We need your help! Please download this poster and share within your community so that the people you connect with know about Sorrento Centre. You can print them out to hang up or hand out, share them on social media pages and groups, and send them by email in newsletters or personal notes.

We are building a dynamic team of young people to help make the “Summer at Sorrento Centre” experience extraordinary… not just for our guests (from the littlest to our elders) but for the summer youth staff too! We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated individuals to join our summer youth staff during summer.

Take a look at this lineup of exciting full-time Jobs for youth aged 16-30. Here’s a chance for young people to gain valuable paid work experience and build employability skills for the future.
Thanks to you and your ongoing financial support, Sorrento Centre is able to offer affordable activities and events for children and youth. We are able to offer financial support to lower-income families and individuals for a relaxing summer holiday and to join in our vibrant programming.

With your help, we can continue to offer generous hospitality and loving community service...
It's just so easy to bless Sorrento Centre.
  • Send a cheque (or a series of post-dated cheques) in the mail to Box 99, Sorrento BC V0E 2W0 (or drop one off whenever you are here)
  • Send an e-transfer (call the office for instructions)
  • Donate online through our trusted online payment portal
  • Make Sorrento Centre part of your legacy planning. Talk to Michael for more information 250-675-2421ext 102 or email [email protected]
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We are Anglican in tradition, ecumenical and interfaith in expression and offer an inclusive welcome and generous hospitality to all.

Sorrento Centre is on the traditional and unceded lands of the Secwépemc First Nation.