Congregation at Duke Chapel

February 11, 2016
Contact: Nelson Strother

Congregation Overnight Retreat

June 4 and June 5, 2016

Chaplain Peggy Gold will set the theme for the annual Overnight Retreat with the topic of God is Love: The Gift and Challenge. This year's retreat will consider the ways in which we love others who are in diverse life circumstances. What is the right thing to say to someone who is ill? How can we comfort the grieving? What words will encourage those who are in the midst of transition? Is it possible to care for someone who has hurt us? Chaplain Gold, who is a staff chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor at Duke Hospital, is uniquely qualified to speak to this topic. Her address will be based on 1 John 4, which will be the scriptural focus for the retreat.  Workshops led by our own members will provide choices for learning and discussion.
 
The 2016 Annual Overnight Retreat will be held Saturday, June 4 at 10:00am and conclude Sunday, June 5 at 1:00pm at Caraway Conference Center in Asheboro. Registration deadline is March 1.  To register, contact the Congregation office via one of the following links:.

After clicking on the correct link above, when your email composition window opens, please fill in at least the blanks for your name, roommate's name, and children's names and ages as applicable.  Then send the email to submit your reservation. Thank you. Please note: Due to the policies of the conference center, refunds cannot be offered after March 1.

The overnight retreat is a highlight of the year for many individuals as it provides a welcomed opportunity to enjoy the company of members of the Congregation in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. The retreat will begin Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. and conclude Sunday, May 31 at 1:00 p.m. at Caraway Conference Center in Asheboro, which is a 75-minute drive west of Durham. Some members choose to arrive Friday evening for informal fellowship. All ages are welcome to come as there will be activities designed for children, youth, and adults as well as free-time for activities such as swimming, walking, or visiting.