A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend is a chance to get away from all the daily pressures of work and family and focus on this painful time in your life through a supportive and non-judgmental process.
The time away provides an opportunity to deeply enter the grieving process and identify all the ways your abortion may have effected you. Rachel’s Vineyard has a number of powerful exercises which allow you to speak out your grief and sorrow. The exercises help to connect participants to each other, and to the love of God.
The weekend exercises help participants to accept forgiveness for themselves and others. There is also an opportunity to re-connect with the children that have been aborted, to honour them through a series of exercises as well as in a memorial service.
The weekend is a lot of work, but those who are willing to journey through their grief will experience healing. They will find meaning in what has happened and allow God to transform the experience into something that gives hope, freedom and peace.
Rachel’s Vineyard belongs to those who intuitively sense that life is precious. We acknowledge the loss of that irreplaceable life and the grief that comes from losing one so intimately connected to us.
Rachel’s Vineyard is meant to help those who are trying to make sense of the very normal manifestation of grief. Mourning and grieving are necessary milestones which must be passed so that our lives can continue. When this process is complete there is a new beginning. There is an opportunity to explore our lives, and appreciate our human fragility. Through an intimate encounter with God, we come to know that we are loved