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.

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: Registration is now CLOSED but if you previously registered and haven't paid for your room you may still pay online




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