"Church Retreat"


Faith's church-wide retreat is a great opportunity to get to know members of all ages, as we learn, laugh, and play together! This year's event will take place September 27 and 28. See the schedule below for more details!

  • Friday (9/27) - We will gather at Faith Presbyterian Church for a potluck dinner, theme introduction, and get-to-know-you games. Start gathering around 6; we'll eat at 6:30. Event should conclude about 8:30. Sign-ups for the potluck will be available at worship on September 8, 15, and 22.
  • Saturday (9/28) - Andrew Jackson State Park (located on 521, south of the church office). We will gather at the picnic shelter on Loop B at 10. A general schedule for the day:

  • 10-noon: Intergenerational activities, including opening worship, Bible study and helping shape the priorities for Faith as we head into the future together.
  • Noon: Lunch catered by Publix
  • 1-2: "Organized Free Time" - there will be a number of options, including a nature walk, prayer stations, and learning ways to get involved with some of the ministries of Faith.
  • 2-4: Free Time to explore the park, hike, fish, visit the museum and schoolhouse, play on the playground, corn hole, board games, etc.
  • 4 pm: Vespers and wrap-up

What do I need to bring on Friday?
Potluck dish to share (sign up on the back table at worship)

What do I need to bring on Saturday?
Bible, sunscreen, bug spray, comfortable shoes, lawn chair

Optional things to bring:

Camera/phone camera, table games (like dominoes or board games), lawn games (Frisbee, lawn darts, etc)

What if I can't come for all of Saturday?

Folks are welcome to come and go as they need to - We DO need sign-ups and payment for the boxed lunch if you plan to be there at lunch-time.

How much does it cost?

Friday - No charge

Saturday - Boxed lunch (salad, wrap, or sub sandwich) $10 for adults; $5 for kids 7 and up; Family Max of $25.

If you won't be there for lunch, or want to bring your own, there will be no charge.

Please Note: There is a sign at the front of the park that says you need to pay as you go in. We will cover that charge for the group, so you can come.