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 4 | Forgiveness | Retreat is Cancelled

Due to physical distancing guidelines, the Day Apart Retreat for April 4 is cancelled. You may participate in the retreat online! Click on the link below.

June 12 & 13| Spiritual Autobiography | Retreat is Cancelled

St. Francis Springs in Stoneville, North Carolina

October 24 | 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 2022!

We are sad to announce that the Women’s Retreat for 2021 has been canceled. While the Montreat retreat has been postponed, please stay tuned for a local day retreat opportunity that will adhere to the safety guidelines in place at that time.

Men's Retreat

See you in 2021!

All Church Retreat

Postponed until Sept 24-26, 2021

While we are bummed to postpone this year’s retreat, we want to make sure that we can enjoy retreat to the fullest, in safety, while also being good stewards of our resources.  Montreat graciously let us postpone the retreat, and Dr. Jerry Sittser agreed to come in 2021!  Mark your 2021 calendars now (if you can even find your calendar right now….!)

All Church Retreat Registration

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Jerry Sittser

Courtesy of Whitworth University

A professor of theology and senior fellow at Whitworth University, Jerry Sittser specializes in the History of Christianity, Christian Spirituality, and Religion in American Public Life. His course, Monasticism: Old and New, meets over January Term in the wintry beauty of Tall Timber, a Christian camp located in a remote area of the Cascade mountain range. Students live together for three weeks, follow a modified Benedictine Rule, and explore various spiritual traditions that have emerged throughout the history of Christian monasticism.

He founded the Certification for Ministry program, the Masters of Arts in Theology program, and the Academy of Christian discipleship. Currently he is serving half-time as professor of theology and half-time as senior fellow and resident researcher in the Office of Church Engagement.  Students have voted him “Most Influential Professor” ten times.  He has written nine books, among them A Grace Disguised, The Will of God as a Way of Life, and Water from a Deep Well.  Brazos Press just published his latest book, Resilient Faith: How the Early Christian “Third Way” Changed the World, which explores how the early Christian movement developed such a clear and unique identity in the ancient world and, against all odds, grew into a formidable force long before Christianity became a legally recognized religion.  He enjoys music, literature, gardening, hiking, woodworking, and he attends the Oregon Shakespeare Festival every year. Married to Patricia since 2010, he has three married children, two married step-children, and eight grandchildren.