Rock Spring Retreats

2018 Rock Spring Women’s Retreat


Listening to the Sounds of Silence

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.”~ Anne Lamott

With the noise of busy lives and the cacophony of anxieties emanating from national and international arenas, carving out any time for quiet is a major challenge. Rock Spring’s Women’s Retreat will provide opportunities for silence and reflection, as well as time to play and enjoy one another’s company as we follow an order of the day very loosely modeled after the Benedictine tradition of periods of prayer, reflection, singing, and silence. The retreat will be facilitated by Rev. Carolyn Roberts.

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018

 (You may check in beginning at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with an opening gathering at 8:15 p.m.; you may also choose to arrive on Saturday by 9:00 a.m. Departure Sunday by 11:00 a.m.)

Where:  Carter Hall Conference Center, Millwood, VA. http://www.carterhallconferences.org/

Meals and Accommodations:  We stay in double occupancy rooms on the Carter Hall property. Single-occupancy rooms are sold out. In addition to your room, your registration fee includes Saturday breakfast (for those who stayed Friday night), Saturday lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast; and beverage breaks. Friday dinner is on your own; you are free to eat on your way, to explore local restaurants, or we will host a “potluck” dinner for those who prefer to remain onsite. You are also invited to bring a beverage (alcoholic or non) to share on Saturday evening; snacks will be provided.

Registration: All registrations and fees must be received by March 26, 2018. You may register and pay onlineOr register on paper in the Saegmuller Room and pay with a check (Please write Women’s Retreat in the memo line).

 Please do not let financial concerns prevent you from registering. Scholarships are available; speak to Ashley, Kathy, or Laura.

 

 

Contact: 

Director of Faith Formation - Ashley Martinage
703.538.4886

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Mark your calendar for the annual Rock Spring Women’s Retreat, April 20-22 at the beautiful Carter Hall Conference Center in Millwood, Virginia. Rev. Carolyn Roberts will lead us in “Listening to the Sounds of Silence,” with a focus on the call of Samuel. The Retreat will include opportunities for fellowship and learning, reflection and singing, building and renewing friendships, and extended silence. Registration forms are available in the Saegmuller Room and online here

April 20-22, Carter Hall Conference Center

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