September 11-13, 2020
Save the date!
The annual Shalom retreat is an opportunity to get to know each other, laugh together, and enjoy our community. We share in the hospitality of meal prep and cleanup, sit around and talk for longer than Sunday mornings usually allow, and rest from the barrage of weekly duties and communications. Whether it is your first Sunday at Shalom or you have lost count of how long you have been around, consider joining us for the retreat!
Folks are welcome to come for some or all of the retreat. Attendance usually peaks for the Saturday night meal and talent show, and during Sunday worship and lunch. The retreat is a relaxed environment with some planned activities and plenty of free time for unplanned activities. Bring your puzzles, games, sports equipment, and your family!
Shalom’s Retreat is held at Highland Retreat Center in Bergton, VA, 30-40 minutes NW of Harrisonburg. (Directions below.) Note that many carriers have limited or no cell phone reception. Wifi may be available if necessary.
What to Bring:
- Bed linens, covers, pillows
- Towels and toiletries
- Food for the meal you signed up to provide
- Bug spray and sunscreen (or other supplies for being in nature)
- Musical instruments for impromptu singing/jam sessions
- Outdoor games
- A talent to share at the talent show Saturday evening
2020 Sign-ups will be located here
Please note that Friday night is BYO Everything. We will not be providing food for dinner that night. We DO need a few able-bodied people to help us get organized in the Kitchen and dining areas fairly early in the evening. Please sign up for Friday night set-up if you think you can help meet that need!
Highland Retreat 14783 Upper Highland Drive Bergton, Virginia 22811
Phone: 540-705-0554 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Go north on Route 42 out of Harrisonburg. Go until 42 Ts in Broadway and turn left (at the train tracks) onto route 259. You’ll go about 15 miles and the road will start to head north. When you’re about a mile from Highland there will be a road to the left for Bergton. (It’s well-marked). Continue on 259 and Highland will be on the right. There are 2 entrances. You want the first one, which goes up towards the office and the lodge. If you get to the West Virginia state line you’ve gone past it.