• Time: 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Westminster

    This year we are again holding our women’s retreat on site at Westminster. Women of all ages, 16 years and older, are invited to slow down, breathe deeply and enjoy a rich time of fellowship and spiritual renewal. Our theme is "Soul Tending at the Threshold." When the life we've known gives way, and it’s not yet clear what will emerge, we're at a threshold. The threshold is a space in-between which can be disorienting and unsettling. Yet, it can also be energizing, ripe with possibility and full of creative potential.  At the threshold, practices of soul-tending deepen our engagement with each other and awaken our curiosity, that we may be drawn into the current of God’s love. Come as your schedule allows - for the full retreat on Friday and Saturday, or only for Friday or Saturday. 

    Retreat Schedule 

    5:00 - 8:00 pm Friday
    Dinner, conversation, and opening reflection on Soul-Tending At the Threshold.

    8:45 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 
    Light breakfast, connecting with others in small groups, deepening our
    reflection on our retreat theme through Scripture small group conversation, and engagement with contemplative practices designed to tend our souls at the threshold.  After lunch, there will be more small group time, a closing reflection on ‘Crossing the Threshold’, and closing worship with communion. 

    Meet Cheryl Galan 
    Women’s Retreat Speaker
    Cheryl is a Presbyterian minister who recently retired from the role of Interim Executive Presbyter with Carlisle Presbytery.  In more than 40 years of ministry, she also served as a Director of Christian Education at Derry, Faith and Market Square Presbyterian churches, as a pastor with congregations in NY, Kansas, and Wisconsin and as Transitional Leader with the Presbytery of Elizabeth in NJ.  A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Grove City College, Cheryl is drawn to practices of relationship-building and spiritual formation. Through words and images, in body, mind and spirit, she seeks connection with the life-giving, community-forming, world-healing Spirit of Christ.  In retirement, Cheryl enjoys walking in nature, yoga, and dabbling in watercolor. She and her husband Jack also savor time with family and friends.

    Pricing:
    Friday ($35/person)
    Saturday ($40/person) 
    Friday & Saturday ($50/person) 

    Meals:

    Friday, April 19, 2024
    Catered by Arianna’s. All sandwiches/wraps come with BLT Pasta side..

    • Cobb Salad w/Turkey
    • Gourmet Chicken Salad
    • Turkey Croissant w/Cran Mayo
    • Roasted Vegetable Wrap
    • Dilled Tuna Salad on Honey Wheat

    Saturday, April 20, 2024
    Catered by Dixie Picnic. All Sandwiches come with fruit side. All selections have a deviled egg and Upcake... 

    • Goat Cheese Praline Salad
    • Nutty Chicken Salad
    • Caesar Salad w/chicken.
    • Roast Turkey Sandwich on Sourdough
    • Virginia Baked Ham w/Swiss on multigrain

    Click here for more info. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.

  • Time: 5:00 PM - 12:30 AM

    Location: Sandy Cove Retreat Center, North East, MD

    The men’s retreat returns after four years! Men of all ages, 16 years and older, are invited to travel down to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay to enjoy a rich time of fellowship and spiritual renewal. Their speaker this year is Rev. Steve Clark and their theme is Driving Lessons: Guidance for the Road(s) Most Travelled. 

    Getting from Here to There in a car is a near-universal (and sometimes frustrating) experience for us. At this retreat we’ll take a look at the challenges and surprises we encounter on those journeys, and reflect on what they can teach us about navigating the path of walking with Christ. (Spoiler alert: expect a lot of “recalculating” along the way.)

    The weekend starts with check-in from 4-6pm on Friday, April 24 at Sandy Cove Retreat Center. Activities begin with dinner on Friday from 5:30-6:45pm, followed by a Welcome and Session 1. The retreat concludes around noon on Sunday, April 26, following our time of worship.

    • Friday Evening:  Where Do You Want to Go?
    • Saturday Morning:  Driving in Traffic
    • Saturday Afternoon:  Road Signs
    • Saturday Evening:  Recalculating
    • Sunday Morning:   On the Road Again

    Sandy Cove Retreat Center
    Located at the confluence of the Northeast River and the Chesapeake Bay, the setting of Sandy Cove Retreat Center provides the ideal backdrop for an opportunity to reflect, refresh and renew. Complimenting this bucolic location are dining facilities and room accommodations that will provide ample nourishment and comfort. The retreat includes five meals and room accommodations.

    Pricing:

    • Single room: $429
      Early Bird discount: $395
    • Double room: $299
      Early bird discount: $265
    • One day: $175 
      includes 3 meals

     Click here to register. Click here to read more. Questions? Contact Gerry McShane.