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


​Monday - Wednesday, October 1-3, 2018

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

Dr. John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of UCC

One night $50; two nights $75; three nights $100; four nights $125 (1 or 2 in each room)

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. 

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, September 30th, are invited to share a meal at Ridgeline's (Formerly Canyon’s Restaurant) in Blowing Rock at 6 pm followed by a Taize worship service in the chapel at Blowing Rock Conference Center. 


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

Monday, October 1
12 pm    Lunch

1-3 pm   Registration and Room Assignments - BRCC staff

3-5:15 pm Gathering: Get Acquainted Activity 

5:30 pm   Dinner

7- 8:15 pm   Session 2:
8:15 - 8:30   Break
8:30 - 9        Vespers

After Session:  Movies available in Upper Shuford 

Tuesday, October 2
8:00 am   Breakfast

9:30 -12   Session 3: 

12:00 Noon:  Lunch with other local UCC Folks

1 - 2:30 pm Dr. Dorhauer meets with local UCC folks and any of the Retired Clergy and Spouses 

Tuesday Afternoon - Free time /Movies available in Upper Shuford 

5:30 pm Dinner 

7-9 pm Session 4: 

After Session:  Movies available in Upper Shuford 

 Wednesday, October 3

8:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am – 11:30 am   Session 5: 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.