Church Retreat Center

Church Retreat Center

We periodically take a long weekend in the fall or spring to visit our church retreat center in Southeast Georgia — 72 secluded acres of substance-free, sustainable space — for spiritual refreshment, renewal and fellowship. We engage in discipleship, bible study and prayer for direction in our own lives and also in the life of the church.

We also have a lot of fun! Saturday night is always Game Night, and there’s a partially shaded above-ground swimming pool with a deck and plenty of semi-wooded space to spread out and enjoy the solitude and nature.

To RSVP for the next retreat, just contact the church office. There is limited space in the cabins but plenty of room to pitch a tent. There is cold running water and outdoor toilets near all the cabins, and a full bathroom in the fully equipped kitchen building. Children are welcome, but remember they will need your special attention and supervision in the retreat environment. Ask about bringing pets.

AGENDA

  • Friday: Arrival
  • Saturday Morning: Discussion and Prayer
  • Saturday Afternoon: Discussion and Prayer
  • Saturday Night: Game Night
  • Sunday Morning: Communion & Departure

MEALS: The kitchen building is fully equipped and has refrigerators for any perishables you’d like to bring. As indicated below, Brown Bag meals are on your own, and Family Style meals are a bit like an organized potluck. We generally make a trip to the grocery store on Saturday afternoon.

  • Friday Dinner: Brown Bag
  • Saturday Breakfast: Brown Bag
  • Saturday Lunch: Brown Bag
  • Saturday Dinner: Family Style
  • Sunday Breakfast: Family Style

COST: There is no cost to attend a GSCC retreat, but the Retreat Center runs on a donation basis — so if you’d like to contribute, consumable supplies like toilet paper, napkins, paper towels and dish soap are always welcome.

FACILITIES: A fully functioning kitchen with heat, A/C, gas stove, outdoor grill, telephone, electricity, microwave, two refrigerators, cooking utensils, hot/cold running water, wheelchair ramp and a large screened-in porch.

THINGS TO BRING

  • Food (no alcohol)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal medications (no illegal drugs)
  • Layers of clothing (in case it’s cold)
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Flashlight
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit and towel (if you think you might use the pool)
  • Tent & sleeping bag (if you’re camping)

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