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PARISH RETREAT

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Dear Parishioners of St. John’s,

 

The Annual Parish Retreat is an event that has been part of the life of St. John's for decades. This year we are returning to the historical dates for our retreat and hope to hold that spot moving forward.

 

Join us for a fun family friendly event! Let your kids roam free! Go swimming in a lake or take out a canoe. Sit on a screened in porch with friends and laugh together. Renew your faith in the beauty of the North Carolina Mountains. Reconnect with God and your parish family. Meet new people and create relationships that will last a lifetime.

 

Faithfully,

The Rev. Peter Floyd

Rector

April 26-28, 2024

 

LOWERED RATES 

  • Adult Single Occupancy Rate: $360.00 for the weekend (includes meals)

  • Adult Double Occupancy Rate: $240.00 for the weekend  per person, (includes meals)

  • Kids (4-12): are $100.00 for the weekend (includes meals) 

  • Children: 3 and  under are free 

  • Limited scholarships for teens available (email Fr. Peter at: peter@stje.org)

       ((( PRICES ABOVE INCLUDE TAX )))

 

Retreat Schedule

Friday

  •  4pm Check in

Dinner  5:30 - 7:30

  • 7:30 - 9:00 Official Welcome / Social Hour at the Fireplace Lounge 

 

Saturday

 Breakfast 7:30 - 9:00

  • 9:30 Morning program for kids 

  • 9:30 Retreat Speaker in Gooch Main

 Lunch 11:30 - 1:00

  • Afternoon Free Time

  • Fr. Peter Organizing Hike to Long Rocks

  • 3:30 Afternoon Retreat Speaker address in Gooch Main (optional) 

 Dinner 5:30 - 7:30

  • 7:00 Evening Event - Bingo in Gooch Main

 

Sunday

  • 7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Worship in the Chapel of the Transfiguration

  • 11:30 Lunch and Depart

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER USING REALM.

Having trouble with the link above? 

Call or email Louise at St. John's.

We have set aside 13 Inn rooms and 15 cottages that are available at the discounted rate listed here. After March 26 the rooms will be open to the public and will double in price.

 

Room / Cabin Assignments:

St. John's will work with Kanuga to manage room and cabin assignments. Email Louise Medlin our parish secretary with your specific room or roommate requests or indicate it in the registration form.

Louise's email is: louise@stje.org or 704-366-3034 x115

Meet our Retreat Leader

The Reverend Edward C. Gleason

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The Reverend Edward C. Gleason

Father Edward is the eighth rector of Trinity-by-the-Cove in Naples Florida. Father Edward began his ministry at Trinity-by-the Cove as an Associate Rector for Youth and Family Ministries, continued as Senior Associate Rector and in May 2014 was called to be Rector. Before his ministry in Naples, Fr. Edward served as an assistant priest and chaplain in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at a church with a K-8th grade school. Before seminary, Fr. Edward received a BA in history from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and a J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans in 2000 where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the law review. Leaving the practice of law in 2005, Fr. Edward attended Nashotah House Theological Seminary receiving a M. Div., cum laude, in May 2008. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Fr. Edward has a wife, Virginia, and three young children, Howard, Eleanor, and Claire.

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