Day Apart Retreat

Each year, our church offers four intentional opportunities to slow down, put down our distractions, and be with the Lord so that we may more clearly hear His voice and experience His presence.  We call these “Day Apart Retreats.”  They are guided days of quiet, reflection, prayer, and optional group sharing.  This year, the Day Apart retreat will each focus on a different theme: forgiveness, spiritual autobiography, and healing.  Do one of these, or all of these, resonate with you?  Consider it God urges to you participate in a Day Apart retreat.

There is a small cost associated with each Saturday retreat ($15) and a larger fee ($100) for the overnight option. The fees are to cover costs for food and lodging.  But if the cost is an issue, please don’t let that keep you from signing up.   To inquire about the fee, or any additional information, contact Amy Carlan, 336-723-1621 x228.


April 4th | Forgiveness | First Pres

At the Day Apart retreat on April 4, we will reflect on Forgiveness in all its many forms: asking for forgiveness from our loving God, seeking the courage to forgive those who have wronged us, and understanding Christ as the source of all forgiveness.

June 12 & 13 (overnight optional)– Spiritual Autobiography
@ St. Francis Springs in Stoneville, NC
Friday dinner through Saturday 3:30pm OR Saturday 9:30am to 3:30pm

Join us for the next Overnight Day Apart Retreat on June 12 & 13.   We’ll travel to beautiful Saint Francis Springs Prayer Center to explore Spiritual Autobiography.  Bring your Bible and your memories to reflect on times God has Saved You From Disaster, and other significant events in your life. Kierkegaard famously said: “Life can only be understood backwards . . . ” Join us for a facilitated look backward that reveals the Mighty Act of God in your spiritual life.


October 24th | Healing | First Pres

Join us for the final Day Apart Retreat of 2020 on October 24th. We’ll reflect on Healing in all its many forms: healing of physical sickness, healing of old wounds (physical, spiritual and emotional), and praying for the healing of others.

Women's Retreat

See you in 2021!

Men's Retreat

March 6-7, 2020

Laurel Ridge, NC

Guest Speaker | Tim Norton

Pricing | $80 (first timers); $80 (men 30 & under); $99 a person (double room); $125 a person (single room)

Deposit | $50 non refundable, due at registration

Registration is closed. Please contact Chuck Hobbs with questions.

All Church Retreat

September 25-27, 2020

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

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Jerry Sittser

Dr. Sittser grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Hope College and Fuller Theological Seminary, where he earned his MDiv degree. He served as an associate pastor at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Paramount, California, for four years, and then as chaplain at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, for six years before returning to school, this time at the University of Chicago, to earn his PhD in the history of Christianity under Martin E. Marty. He has been teaching in the theology department at Whitworth University since 1989 and is now a full professor.

He sits on many committees and boards at Whitworth and in the community, including serving as chair of the theology department, the certification for ministry program and the MA in theology program, which he helped to establish in 2008. He also leads a theology reading group for local pastors.