Congregation at Duke Chapel

Retreats

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Fall and Winter Retreats

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, usually held the weekend after Memorial Day, 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 lake or swimming pool, 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.

keynote discussion at Carawaysome participants in another small group sessionfun on the lakePentecost