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New York FW Circle

FW101 Retreat Info & Registration

Winter Online FW101 Retreat

  • Online Faithwalking 101 Wednesdays, January 12 & 19, 2022

    • This retreat is OPEN TO ALL and will be held fully online through zoom
    • Participants must attend both days to complete the course and some homework between sessions will be required. 
    • Online sessions will be from 9am - 4pm with breaks, solitude times, small group and large group sharing woven in. 
    • Deadline to Register is January 3 EXTENDED TO JANUARY 7, 2022. 
    • Click Here to Register
Please read all the information below, before registering.

Clergy and non-clergy alike get much out of FW101, as we all are invited into the journey of spiritual transformation!  
Faithwalking mainly focuses on spiritual formation for adults, yet young adults are welcome.    

What is included:

A shame-free environment is provided for you to learn through presentations, times of solitude and prayer, small group sharing, and large group reflection.  You will receive a workbook and/or solitude guides electronically.

What to have ready:

Please have a Bible, a writing utensil, and a non-distracting way to keep time (smartphones may be convenient, but they may distract you).
An open and prayerful spirit.  We encourage participants to come ready with an open heart and the willingness to engage.  For online engagement, we invite you to create a "retreat space" for yourself.  Set up a candle or a picture that helps you focus on the Holy Spirit's presence with you.  Clean the space so you won't be distracted and/or create it in as quiet a place free from distractions with good internet as possible!


These retreats are such a bargain because of the partnership between the Reformed Church in America with the Regional Synods of Albany, New York, and Mid Atlantics as a part of Churches Learning Change (formerly Ridder Church Renewal) in conjunction with the New York/NJ Faithwalking Circle.  ALL ARE WELCOME!  Presbyterian, Lutheran, United Church of Christ, Methodist... any affiliation or those with no church affiliation are all welcome to participate. 


 100.00 per person and a 50.00 discount for a person repeating 101.  (Please note Faithwalking 101 is a different format than Foundations Module 1. The repeat discount is offered only for the exact same course, as the material is slightly different.) 


 Faithwalking 101 retreats are often described as a "fire-hose" introduction of the Faithwalking process.  Participants will need to spend time- in reflection throughout the retreat and after.  

Before You Register

Registration Cost for Faithwalking 101 Online
First-time Participant: $100
Repeat 101 Participant: $50
Retreat Leader or Small Group Leader: $0
CLC Pastor, First Learner, or Fellow's Program or CLC Team member already enrolled in the 2022 - 2024 Module of CLC: $0  (Please note if your congregation enrolls AFTER these retreats, you/your congregation will need to pay and then your registration fee will be applied to your first CLC payment)


If you are a repeat participant and would like to serve as a small group leader, please email Sherri ( to confirm, so you can register as a Small Group Leader at no cost.

Payment -  
Should you wish to pay online via credit card, you will need a PayPal account to finish the registration process (setting up a PayPal account is simple and safe).  
If you wish to pay by personal check or if your church will be paying for all or part of your cost, you will be able to enter the discount code "SendCheck" to bypass the online payment requirement. 
Checks for retreat registration should be made out to 'Regional Synod of Albany' with 'FW101' and the location in the memo, and mailed to 1790 Grand Blvd, Schenectady, NY 12309.  

Personal Information -
During the registration process, you will be asked a few personal questions. The answers to these questions will not be shared beyond the Faithwalking Leadership Team, and are requested as a way to get you to think about your family of origin and to offer the Faithwalking Leadership Team a better understanding of retreat participants.
Additionally, participants are encouraged to ask three people to be in prayer for them during the retreat time.  Prayer partners will receive emails throughout the retreat, detailing the learning and reflection topics, in order to pray for you in specific ways.  We ask that you provide the names/emails for these prayer partners when you register so that we can guarantee they remain connected with you (we can share your prayer partners with us later, but this has proven to add a lot of extra work for the leadership).

If your congregation (or a group of congregations) are interested in hosting a FW101 retreat, please email Greg at and/or Sherri at, and we'll share information with you about what hosting FW101 looks like and how best to go about it.