Congregation at Duke Chapel


a retreat session

Fall and Winter Retreats

Fall Retreat 2018
Covenant Community
with Ellen Davis
on September 29, 2018

Members and friends of the Congregation enjoy gathering for education and fellowship. On a Saturday morning, usually once in the fall and once in the winter, the Congregation sponsors a half-day retreat. Divinity school professors, Chapel staff, and local leaders have led us in the exploration of topics such as sacred music, racism, mission, and trends in the American Church. Retreats, which are held off campus, typically begin with morning refreshments, engage in two or more hours of discussion, and conclude with lunch.

Annual Overnight Retreata small group session at Caraway

Part education, part fellowship, part family reunion, the Annual Overnight Retreat has become a highlight of the year for many Congregation members. The retreat begins on Saturday morning and concludes after lunch on Sunday. Each retreat focuses on a specific topic, such as spiritual practices or environmental justice, with a facilitator who offers presentations and leads discussion. In addition, there is plenty of time for fellowship during meal time, play in the water, and conversation in rocking chairs. A communion service at the outdoor chapel concludes the retreat programming by drawing us closer to one another and to God.

Overnight Retreat 2019

on May 18 - 19, 2019
Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC

in the water on the porch