Finding the Light, Finding Joy – Even in the Darkness with Philomena Hughes Worship with Andrew Halladay

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Offered by Sorrento Centre
Sorrento BC

Summer Week 1: July 9-15, 2017


Friday, May 19 – Monday, May 21, 2017



Finding the Light, Finding Joy –

Even in the Darkness

with Philomena Hughes Worship with Andrew Halladay


“God doesn’t come to us in a wind, and God doesn’t come to us in an earthquake, and God doesn’t come to us in Fire. God comes to us in a still, small voice, as God came to Elijah, in the first book of Kings. All we have to do is listen.” – Chris Anderson, Light When it Comes – Trusting Joy, Facing Darkness & Seeing God in Everything.


God created me, but can I create? Have you ever wondered when you look a beautiful photograph, “How did they capture that image so well?” What makes someone else’s images so good while you struggle?

Being inspired by what you see and learning how to create your own unique images will be what we will do this weekend. We will explore tips to help you see in the light and in the dark; how to create images that will provide the tools to continue the journey … the journey of telling your own story through imagery.

You create in your own unique way, like God created only one version of you. Only you can create your way. We will not focus on creating pretty images/moments, but acknowledge that all moments and images are good.

This will be done by examining our consciousness – reviewing our day, looking at the moments and listening to the fragments in our day; and as a result connect to our true selves and God.

We will practice seeing as God sees us. This goes beyond “selfies” and is the journey to the true Self – the self God sees and loves.

Bring your cell phone or digital camera. Make sure you know how to use your camera… but we will review the basics. We will also be using INSTAGRAM so have it downloaded if you are interested in joining us in using it. We will give you the Hashtag to use when we meet.


PHILOMENA HUGHES has lived her life with a camera by her side since she was 11. Born in Prince George she has lived in Japan and Ireland but returned to live in Prince George BC after studying photography in Victoria and opened her own studio. Her love of people and helping them do better in business/photography/life brings her joy. Her Family and friends always know if you are with Philomena you are bond to be ina picture. Her current studio is a space that also is home to artists and an art shop which makes life very joyful indeed. Instagram handle if you want to check her out is Philomena_hughes.


ANDREW HALLADAY is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of New Westminster, Vicar of the Parish of St. Augustine’s Marpole in Vancouver, a trainer for the Diocesan School for Parish Development, and a ringleader of the Diocesan Arts ministry Sheep and Goats. He is the chaplain to the British Columbia and Anglican Youth Movement (BCYAYM).


Course Fee: $150. Includes programming, meals (Friday dinner through Monday breakfast) and shared accommodation.

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