Amerson House Spirituality Center seeks to serve both the parish and the wider community by providing a quiet place to gather. We support the practice of spiritual living by offering group and individual retreats, as well as programming focused on contemplative life.

To provide a sacred space that welcomes and nurtures the presence of God in each guest.

To provide a place of grace, welcome, and rest in the city. To offer hospitality for retreats, meetings, quiet days, and social gatherings. To introduce, teach, and nurture practices of the Christian contemplative life including practices of contemplative prayer, discernment, spiritual direction, silence, solitude, dream work, and body prayer. To explore with integrity how practices from other spiritual traditions might enrich contemplative life.

The former rectory, built in 1957, Amerson House is a four-bedroom, three-and-one-half-bath residence located behind St. Bartholomew’s at the far northwest corner of the parking lot. After being named the Anglican House of Studies in 1999, the house was re-dedicated to the Glory of God, in memory of Dr. Richard Amerson and in thanksgiving for the Amerson Family, in 2004.

Spring Mini Retreat – Sacred Citizenship: Healing the Soul of Our Nation
Sunday, April 29, 12:30-4 pm

Guided by Kimberly Broerman, Spiritual Director, Deep Waters Center

 Whatever our political affiliations, the 2016 election and radical change of administrations, have left many of us with unprecedented feelings of heartbreak, rage, fear, and despair about the state of our beloved nation.  We have seen with growing clarity the deep divisions, fears and hostilities among our citizenship, and watched our government move in directions that contradict many of our deepest beliefs and values.

Simultaneously, we have witnessed and experienced a groundswell of new activism and political involvement on a number of fronts, and more truth coming to light around sexual abuse and discrimination, race relations, and gun violence, among other pressing concerns.  We have careened between soaring hope and crushing despair.

In this Spring’s mini-retreat, we will reflect on our call to sacred citizenship, how we allow our faith convictions to shape our witness and work to heal the soul of our nation, to continue to form, re-form and transform our democracy into a “more perfect union.”  Through deep dialogue, prayer and reflection, we will listen for the invitation of God to each and all of us in these times, how we discern what is ours to do in God’s ongoing work of creation and redemption.

 So we invite you in this Easter season to come away to the peace and quiet of Amerson House, to join with other seekers in search of hope, direction, and new life, not just for ourselves, but for our shared life as Americans.   We trust and pray as always this retreat will be a time of spiritual rest, nourishment, and discernment for one and all.

Cost:  $40 ($30 for St. Bart’s members) – includes lunch and materials.  All proceeds will support the work of Amerson House Spirituality Center.

To Register:   Email Lisa Persons or (404) 218-5527.  Space is limited; sign up by Wednesday, April 25.

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Amerson House is nestled in the back corner of the church campus, overlooking a wooded hillside. We can accommodate 24 persons for day or evening gatherings and have private beds for five overnight guests, rollaway beds for another three, and space to accommodate additional bedding brought by guests. This one-story furnished residence provides:

  • A meeting space accommodating up to 24 guests
  • Two smaller breakout rooms
  • Three private guest rooms (includes all linens)
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Large dining room that seats 10
  • Additional dining table that seats 6
  • Two and on-half bathrooms
  • Comprehensive theological library
  • Outdoor living space
  • TV/DVD player
  • Free Wifi