PARISH RETREAT

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Dear Parishioners of St. John’s,

 

For many years the annual parish retreat was a much beloved event in the life of our parish. Before the pandemic we were planning on bringing back this time for faith and fellowship with over 80 people signed up to attend.

 

Now that we are in the safe zone to continue these activities we are so excited to announce that the Annual Parish Retreat is back on!

 

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

September 9-11, 2022
LOWERED RATES 

  • Adult Single Occupancy Rate: $113.00 a night (includes meals)

  • Adult Double Occupancy Rate: $91/night per person, (includes meals)

  • Kids (4-12): stay free with a $40 per day meal plan 

  • Children: 3 and  under are free 

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

       ((( PRICES ABOVE INCLUDE TAX )))

TENATIVE OUTLINE

 

The planning team will be scheduling events based on the number and demographics of those who sign up to attend. However, please find the a basic outline below:

 

Friday

  •  4pm Check in

Dinner

  • Official Welcome / Social Hour at the lakeside cabins 

 

Saturday

 Breakfast

  • Morning program for kids TBD (we would need volunteer help for this)

  • Hike to Long Rocks for Morning Prayer and Reflection

  • Bible Study (Alternative to Hike)

 Lunch

  • Afternoon swim / boating for families at the lake

  • Adult Social Hour at Fleming's (new bar at the lake serves adult beverages and children's drinks and snacks)

  • 3:30 Bible Study

 Dinner

  • Evening Event TBD (Outdoor Square Dance? Bonfire and Smores?)

 

Sunday

  • Breakfast

  • Worship in the St. Francis' outdoor Chapel

  • 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 Kerry at St. John's.

We have set aside 90 rooms that are available at the discounted rate listed here. After August 9th 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 Kerry Johnson our parish administrator with your specific room or roommate requests or indicate it in the registration form.

Kerry's email is: Kerry@stje.org or 704-366-3034 x102