September 6-8, 2019
Save the date!
Shalom’s retreat has historically been an annual ritual of community fellowship as we gather around the fire that is Spirit of Shalom. This is an opportunity to share in the hospitality of meal prep and cleanup, to sit around and talk for longer than Sunday mornings usually allow, to invite new people to come spend a little more time getting to know us, and to rest from the barrage of weekly duties and communications. Attendance usually peaks for the Saturday night meal and talent show, and during Sunday worship and lunch.
Shalom’s Fall Retreat is held at Highland Retreat Center in Bergton, VA, 30-40 minutes NW of Harrisonburg.
Lodging is available outdoors in well equipped camp sites with a bathhouse and pavilion, indoors in bunk rooms in Red Oak Lodge, and also in a limited number of hotel-style rooms in Mountain View Lodge. Many also commute. All lodging and food expenses are covered by Shalom, except for foods you sign up to provide for meals.
Childcare, Children, and Youth In 2016, in addition to recommitting to our Safe Congregation Policy, Shalom adapted to the growing numbers of young children and youth now attending retreat by offering greater space and supervision in the areas and times when parents are not directly responsible for children. We often have childcare for ages 0-5 during some Saturday activities. Saturday night after the talent show, youth will lead games and then have designated / supervised places for more play and sleep. At all other times, those under 18 are expected to have a parent or designated guardian on site. We’ll continue to need parent, youth, and churchwide cooperation to help maintain an environment that is as safe and fun as possible!
Complete the Lodging/Attendance Sign up in the form below, then proceed below that to the various Take-them-a-meal sign-ups for bringing food.