Once a year, in early June, about 150-200 of us travel to Shrine Mont, the conference center for the Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia located in Orkney Springs. Not only is it a chance for the community to get away and to renew old acquaintances, but to meet new friends, and most importantly, to wrestle with timely themes in a series of large and small group settings. It is a gathering intended to renew the spiritual and social fabric of the parish.
Shrine Mont 2013: REGISTRATION IS OPEN for St. Mark's Annual Parish Retreat, JUNE 7, 8, & 9th at Shrine Mont, the Dioceses of Virginia's bucolic retreat center in Orkney Springs, Virginia. All are invited to join the fun. There are woods to hike in, a pool to swim in, time for fellowship, discussion and relaxation and special activities for youth.
Cost: Adults sharing a room: $190/person; Adult Share Dorm: $120/person; Adult Share Campy Building: $95/person. Room supplements are an additional $20. Teens 13-18: $85; Youth 8-12: $55; Children 0-7: $40.
Please print out a registration form; directions for returning it are on the form itself – and registration will take place in the Parish Hall after each morning service. DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION IS MAY 26. No, really.
Also, don't forget to print out the Shrine Mont Tip Sheet, which offers helpful hints for packing and planning!