Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

 Mark 6:31


Day Apart Retreat

Saturday July 22| 9:30am-3:30pm |  @ 1st Pres

“I am so grateful for the thoughtfully planned Day Apart Retreats hosted by our church. Through careful facilitation, there is the balance for personal reflection and time alone with the Lord as well as a chance for group processing, if so desired. It’s not necessarily easy to dedicate the better part of a day to this endeavor, but it is something I would highly recommend as being more than worth it!” Margaret Mehaffey

What is a Day Apart Retreat? 

The author of Hebrews likens our faith as a race:  “let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”   Just like an athlete needs time of rest, so our souls need days set apart for repair and strengthening.  Setting aside an extended portion of time to focus on the Lord and examining the state of our souls with Him is an important way we can open our lives up to God’s transforming work and nurture our spiritual well-being.  Whether the idea of solitude is brand new, or your way of life, the Day Apart Retreats are an excellent way to engage in rest.  The retreats include guided reflection and personal time with the Lord.

Registration & Other Details

Each retreat begins at 9:30am and ends at 3:30pm.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost is $15.  Space is limited.  Register by 7/19:  Amy Carlan or 336-723-1621, x228.

All Church Retreat – Sept. 22-24, 2017



The Beautiful Kingdom:  Reflecting God’s truth and grace in a changing culture

 Our world is rapidly changing and will continue to do so.  As Christ followers, how can we reflect the timeless beauty of God’s Kingdom – Christ’s love, truth, and service – to people who are frantically trying to build their own private Kingdoms?  Join your church family as Rev. Dr. David Swanson helps us to consider our current cultural situation and how God is calling us to faithfully respond

More about Rev. Dr. David Swanson

Rev. Dr. David Swanson

 

 

FAQ

When does the retreat start and end?  Check-in is 5:30-8:00 pm on Friday.  The first session begins at 8:00 pm.  The retreat ends Sunday morning at 11:45 am.

What meals are included?  There are four meals provided: breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday morning.  Plus, there is an awesome snack table available for grazing all weekend long.

What are the rooms like?  We’ll be staying in Assembly Inn at Montreat Conference Center (www.montreat.org).  Assembly Inn was renovated 2 years ago.  The rooms are quite nice and include linens, hot showers, central air, and windows that open to let in the fresh Mountain air.  Air mattresses and small cribs are also available upon request.

What’s the retreat like for parents with small children?  Children love Montreat (we aren’t exaggerating)!  But what about their parents?  While it is extra work to pack all your kid’s belongings to go on the retreat, the retreat team and the children’s ministry staff work hard to make sure that this is an enjoyable retreat for YOU too.  During all the large group sessions and the seminars, there is meaningful programming and care for children of all ages, even infants.  At night, there are hall sitters on duty, so you can tuck in your little ones and enjoy the company of adults while they sleep peacefully under the watchful eyes of our sitters.  Best of all, we take our own childcare workers with us, who already know your children from Sundays at home.

What’s the retreat like for people who aren’t parents?  There is a reason why we call this the “all church retreat,” and not the “family retreat.”  This retreat is for the whole family of God – people who are parents, those who are single, those who consider themselves young adults, and those who were young adults decades ago.  This is truly an intergenerational event.  Our time together will be enriched because we are different from each other, and yet all God’s beloved children.

What about older adults?  The retreat wouldn’t be the same without you!  . This year, we are pleased to offer transportation to and from the retreat!  We will also place all older adults on the first floor of Assembly Inn (which is wheelchair accessible) in the same hallway.  All of the large group sessions take place in Assembly Inn as well.  If there is a concern you have that is keeping you from signing up, please let us know.  We hope that you will consider coming and will work with you to make that possible

What’s the retreat like for youth?  The youth stay in cabins together with their awesome and faithful youth leaders.  They enjoy crazy games and fun activities planned by the youth leaders, as well as late night cabin discussions and lots of snacks.  They join the adults for the four large group sessions that include merriment by emcees, sung worship, testimonies, and the message from the main speaker.

What is the cost? We are excited to offer significantly reduced prices this year!

  • $100 per adult (including young adults)
  • $50 for youth and children
  • $25 for van and dinner
  • $350 family max (not including van/dinner)

Register

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Save the date:

Women’s Retreat| Feb 2-4, 2018 

Registration opens in November.