There’s something special about pulling away from our normal routines to spend time with God and others. The space and time allows us to connect with people of different ages and stages, and it allows us to connect with new and old friends more deeply. The space and time also allows us to listen more intentionally to God, opening our lives up to God's transforming work.
It takes time to pack; the work — yard work, housework, homework, office work — will pile up while you are away; and it costs money. Is going on a retreat really worth the effort? YES! The time you spend focusing on your relationship with God and building friendships will renew your heart, mind, and soul for the days ahead. Join us! First Presbyterian Church has several retreats each year:
The women of the church hold an retreat in the early Spring. This year, we held our retreat at a private home in Romney, WV, focused on women of the New Testament, facilitated by storyteller and member Katie Ross. We learned, prayed, sang, talked, and rested together.
In the Fall of 2015, we hosted our first (and what we hope to be annual) Men's Retreat. The retreats theme was "Work, Eat, Play, Pray! How to Balance Things Out" If you are looking for meaning in your life and you are tired of just work, collapse and sleep you can find meaning in your life with us. Come and share a moment and find what a balanced life with time for fun, food, prayer and fellowship can do for you! God bless! The retreat was held at Penn Alps in Garrett County, Maryland.