Brooding Over the Waters – A Quiet Day with the Divine Feminine and the Hebrew Bible on March 9, 2019

Please join us for a Quiet Day led by Lizzie Berne DeGear, Ph.D on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10am-3pm. This will be a day of scriptural exploration and prayerful contemplation as we unlock access to the powerful presence of the divine feminine in the creation stories of our Bible, focusing on texts that are often overlooked or lost in translation. What is waiting to be unlocked in you as you journey towards Easter? Let’s explore together.

Dr. DeGear is a teacher, retreat leader, and chaplain. She is the author of “For She Has Heard: The Standing Stone in Joshua 24 and the Development of a Covenant Symbol”, and contributor to Guideposts’ “Mornings With Jesus”; she is currently at work on a book about Jesus and the Gospel of Mark. She received her PhD at Union Theological Seminary, with a dual focus on the Hebrew Bible and psychoanalytic theory, and has a master’s in religion and religious education from Fordham University where she also teaches courses in psychology and religion. Lizzie has been teaching Bible Studies down the street at the Church of St. Francis Xavier since 2002. As a chaplain, Dr. DeGear specializes in group work, and for nearly two decades led memorial services for people who have known homelessness through the Center for Urban Community Services.

Suggested donation for the day is $10. Please bring a lunch; we will serve coffee and tea. To register, please contact the parish office ( or 212-254-8620). For more information, please speak with the clergy. All are most welcome!