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CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, RETREATS & WORKSHOPS

Openings: Let the Spirit In

Who We Are

Rev. Mary Beene, M.Div.


Mary Beene has served as pastor, including all types of spiritual care, at Faith Presbyterian Church in Rincon, GA since 2007.  She is also very active in retreat and workshop leadership, including retreats for women's groups at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church in Savannah. 


Rev. Beene has facilitated workshops and presented speeches for Presbyterian Women  groups,  the Association for Smaller Congregations and the Savannah Presbytery's School of the Laity and Leadership Development Conference.  Prior to entering ministry, she worked in leadership development and strategic planning for nonprofit organizations.


In addition to a M.Div from Boston University School of Theology Rev. Beene has an M.P. A. in Organizational Development from American University in Washington, DC. Her special interests include the connection between God's creation and spirituality, creative prayer practices and spiritual writing and autobiography.

Our Mission

 

Openings takes its inspiration from the story of  Lydia in the New Testament book of Acts.  The Lord opened Lydia's heart so that she could accept and understand the Apostle Paul's teachings about Jesus.

 

Oh how easy it is to get lost! With our cell phones and iPads, our 24-hour news cycles, there’s virtually nowhere to go for a moment of peace and quiet.

                                                                                    

So we founded Openings for people in Effingham County, all of the Savannah metro area, and anywhere else the internet can reach. We provide a holy place of respite in the tumult of life. So put aside the everyday and find an opening for the Holy Spirit to come in.