Fans of the BBC television series “Dr. Who” might do a double take when driving by The DeKoven Center this July. A TARDIS – a fictional time machine and spacecraft from the British sci-fi show – will be stationed on DeKoven’s grounds while we host a new retreat titled “The Gospel According to Dr. Who.”
Led by the Rev. Deborah Woolsey, the two-night retreat will feature screenings of past episodes and discussions of the Christian themes that can be found in them. But, you don’t have to be a “Dr. Who” fan, or of any particular faith, to participate. Even those who have yet to see a single episode are welcome to join this time of finding God in all of time and space.
Woolsey, who serves as Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Athens, Ohio, led a series of “The Gospel According to Dr. Who” programs with her parish last year. And several parishioners who did not know about “Dr. Who” were “delighted to learn something new and appreciate learning to look for the sacred in the secular,” she said. They, too, had a TARDIS on the church grounds and found that it reminded them “that interacting with the Holy Spirit can be playful and joyful and still be holy,” Rev. Woolsey said.
DeKoven’s July retreat will open with a Friday evening gathering and meal, and run through Sunday brunch. Cost, including accommodations and meals, is $275 per person. To register, and for more information, call 262-633-6401, ext. 110, or send an email to email@example.com.
All are welcome to join us for this unique program!