Following God Beyond Fear: Going From a Scared Life to a Sacred Life
February 1-3 2019
8pm Friday-11:30am Sunday
Single Room (limited)| $245
Double Room | $185
Triple Room | $170
We’ve spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out which words best describe the women’s retreat: Restful or engaging? Deep or playful? Introverted or extroverted? Each time we pose opposites, the word “both” comes to mind. The women’s retreat is a delightful weekend of both – a time to laugh and pray, a time to rest and a time to lean in, a time to be alone and to meet new friends. Throughout it all, there is a sense of thankfulness that we get to journey together as sisters in Christ no matter what our age, our unique life experiences, or whether we are new to the community or have been around quite a while. We hope that you will join this year!
Speaker | Rev. Dr. Sara Singleton
Not often does one get to be a pastor’s kid, a pastor’s wife, and a pastor, but that is part of Sara Singleton’s story. Before becoming a pastor, she practiced twenty years as a registered nurse while raising a family. Sara graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (hence the occasional Texas twang) and later earned a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, MA. Since then she’s trained for a certificate in spiritual direction. She compiled and published a two-volume set of audio devotionals titled Hearts on Pilgrimage and Continuing the Journey as well as the Cape Town Commitment Call to Action: Study Guide for Small Groups. She was the founding director of Elder Leadership Institute from 2012 to 2015. Since early 2017 she’s been the pastor of Old South Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, MA, an historic church built in 1756 that includes the crypt of the famous evangelist, Rev. George Whitefield. Sara is a retreat speaker for churches both nationally and internationally. She and her husband have two grown children and three grandchildren, the youngest, five year-old Hunter, whom they are raising. Her hobbies include jogging, weight-lifting, reading, and raising chickens. She is excited to be returning to Montreat where she met her husband and honeymooned many years ago.
Register | Registration open until full
March 22-23 2019
Mark your calendar and let Sam Adams, Ty Carson or Greg Schutt know if you want to be a part of the leadership team!
Speaker | Andy Hamer, pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church and former staff of First Pres
After growing up in Iowa, I jumped at the chance to go to college in the Mountain West. Four years at the University of Montana sealed my appreciation for skiing, hiking, and climbing – and I also squeezed in enough studying to earn a BA in English with a minor Spanish. My faith in Jesus Christ also developed in college which gave me a passion to minister to my fellow students. After graduation, my longtime friend Theresa and I were married and we headed to Boulder, CO for a college ministry position.
Following two years of working with CU students we headed to Winston-Salem, NC where I worked with students at Wake Forest University. During our nine years there we enjoyed connecting with students, learned a lot about community, both earned master’s degrees, and had our two children (Kathleen and Caroline).
After graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary I sought ordination in the PCUSA, and began searching for churches closer to family and the Mountain West. We felt a connection with the Shepherd congregation and in early 2014 we accepted a call to ministry in their neighborhood. We’ve loved living back in Colorado! In our free time we enjoy hosting friends at our house, skiing, hiking, running, and road biking.
Register | Registration is open!
Day Apart Retreat
April 6, 2019 | 9:30am-3:30 pm
Cost | $15 and includes lunch and refreshments.
To Register or inquire about additional information, contact Amy Carlan, 336-723-1621 x228.
The Day Apart retreat is an opportunity to pull away, and to listen deeply to the Lord, enjoying the Lord’s presence. Whether the idea of solitude is new or your way of life, the Day Apart Retreat is an excellent way to engage in rest.. There are two engagement options on the retreat;
1) Spending the majority of the time alone after receiving suggested reflection tools;
2) Options for group debrief after periods of time alone.
Upcoming Day Apart Retreats
June 8, 2019 | Downtown Winston-Salem
July 27, 2019 | St. Francis Springs Prayer Center. Overnight option on Friday, June 26.
October 5, 2019 | Location TBD