Your Retreat on Top of the Mountain!


​​Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2350

Blowing Rock, NC 28605

​Physical Address: 1818 Goforth Road

828.295.7813 Voice

828.295.5066 Fax

SEVENTH ANNUAL RETIRED UCC SERVANTS RETREAT 

​Monday - Wednesday, October 2-4, 2017

An Event for intellectual stimulation; spiritual enlightenment and reflection; and renewing friendships and/or making new friends for Retired UCC Clergy, Missionaries, Volunteer Ministry Workers and Spouses of the Southeast and Southern Conferences of the United Church of Christ

Theme:
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
PRACTICING OUR FAITH IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE


COSTS FOR THE EVENT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
One night $50; two nights $75; three nights $100; four nights $125

Total cost for all 7 meals and facility fee from Monday lunch-Wednesday lunch: $78.25 per person.  Any meal not eaten will be taken off the total.

Cost of meals: breakfast $9.25; lunch $10.25; dinner $11.75; (Wednesday box $8.75)

If less than 20 persons sign up for Monday lunch, BRCC will not serve lunch on Monday. 

$5 purchases a participant’s study book that will be used during the sessions.  This will be available from the author, Trish Towle Greeves, at the conference.

Please register by contacting Ms. Amy Stamey, Reservations Manager at Blowing Rock Conference Center, at 828-295-7813 or email her here.  Please let Amy know when you are arriving, Sunday evening, Monday morning, or Monday afternoon, so that Blowing Rock can prepare Monday lunch for those who have arrived early.   Also, let Amy know the number of nights you are staying. 

Participants arriving on Sunday, October 1, are invited to share a meal at Canyon’s Restaurant in Blowing Rock at 6 pm followed by a Taize worship service in the chapel at Blowing Rock Conference Center. 

AGENDA

Major sessions to be held in Upper Shuford. A golf cart will be available to transport those who would like it. 

Monday, October 2
12 pm    Lunch

1-3 pm   Registration and Room Assignments - BRCC staff

3-5:15 pm Gathering: Get Acquainted Activity led by Martha Bennett/Session 1: Trish Greeves: “Private Faith and Public Practice”/Break/Worship Service

5:30 pm   Dinner

7- 9 pm   Session 2: George Bennett: “The Church’s Prophetic Heritage”/Break/ Worship Service 

After Session:  Movies available downstairs in Corriher Lodge 

Tuesday Morning, October 3
8:00 am    Breakfast

9:30am -12   Session 3: Larry Bolick: “Perspective Makes a Difference”/Break/Worship Service

12:30 pm Lunch

Tuesday Afternoon - Free time /Movies available downstairs in Corriher Lodge 

5:30 pm Dinner 

7-9 pm Session 4: Steve Halsted: “Sowing Seeds For Justice”/Break/Worship 

After Session:  Movies available downstairs in Corriher Lodge

 Wednesday, October 4

8:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am – 11:30 am   Session 5: Clara Benson: “Beyond Avoidance: Healthy Conflict Is Possible”/Break/ Worship Service with communion. 

Box lunch available for pickup after the last session to eat on the road or in the Dining Room with free beverage bar available.