Fall Retreat “Filling the Pitcher”

Blowing Rock Conference Center

JOIN US AS WE EXPLORE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FOR RENEWAL, RECOVERY, AND RE-ENGAGEMENT, SEEKING WAYS TO FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS IN A WORLD OF DISTRACTION. Register Here Youth Programming Youth will have a program under the leadership of Pastor Ian McPherson. Youth will BUNK in the Youth Center. The cost per youth for the weekend is $240. Youth will leave the afternoon of Friday, October 11 after school from the church.  Please register below. Youth Registration Form Children's Programming We will have a children’s program in conjunction with the theme “Filling the Pitcher”. Children will be invited on a nature hike around the facilities, engage in art projects and other activities to help them connect with nature and to fill buckets and/or pitchers with objects that bring them joy. There will be plenty of time for fun! Friday night icebreakers 7 to 9 pm! Retreat Saturday 9 am to 12 pm. Free-time Saturday afternoon to explore the mountains, ride on the parkway, stroll through Blowing Rock or simply to rest at the Assembly Grounds. Saturday night “Social Hour” with bonfire, s’mores, and board games. Also on Saturday night at 7pm we will have a UCCH Retreat Talent Show. Look for a signup sheet in the mountains!   If you are able, come early! For those who are able, you are encouraged to leave early on Friday and drive up in time for Friday dinner (6:30 - 7:15 pm). Finding the Blowing Rock Assembly Grounds is always easier in the light of day. If the weather is nice, you will enjoy the mountains.   Some scholarships are available Retreats are formative times, thus we do not want the cost of the weekend away to be prohibitive, particularly for families. If additional assistance would make the difference between going or not, please speak with Rinnie Orr, rorr@unitedchurch.org. If you can assist with scholarships . . . As in all families, the UCCH family has members with different resources and responsibilities. For some the cost of the retreat is manageable, for others it is a hardship, and for others the cost is prohibitive. If you can help, please do. Thank you. The registration deadline is Sunday, September 22 All participants registering after September 22 will need to contact the Blowing Rock Conference Center to make lodging/food arrangements directly.  Blowing Rock Conference Center, www.brccenter.org, 828-295-7813 For more information contact Rinnie at rorr@unitedchurch.org.