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Date: Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5, 2017
Theme: Stepping Out of the Hustle and Bustle
Retreat Speaker: J. Dana Trent, M.Div.
Place: We will be staying at Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown, MD (close to BWI airport). The address is 5425 Mt Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Get Directions HERE >>
This retreat will be a success through your participation!
All ages and stages (of life) welcome!
Singles, families, older adults, youth, kids…everyone is invited!
**The cost of the retreat is $300 per family. The first non-refundable installment of $150 will be due July 1st; the second installment of $150 will be due October 1st.** You can make your payments online! CLICK HERE to access our online payments page and select Church-Wide Retreat as the category.
About the Retreat: The Church Retreat can be defined in the most simplest of terms as a definite time spent away from one’s normal life for the purpose of reconnecting with God. This is a time consciously set aside for God, a change of focus, a deliberate act of stepping outside of normal routine by withdrawing from the noise and pressures; the immediate and insistent claims of our social, domestic and work day responsibilities in order to be open and ready to listen to God.
We are excited to announce Lewinsville’s first Church Wide Retreat, November 3-5 at the beautiful Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown, Maryland (west of Baltimore). Pearlstone’s facilities are top notch with an emphasis on sustainability and intentional living. They embrace “farm to table” eating with food that comes from their own sustainable farm. The retreat center also boasts an exceptional amount of activities, including nature walks, tours of the farm, a petting zoo, s’mores around the campfire, and acres of land to explore. For an added bonus, we will be there during peak fall foliage season, surrounded by the stunning beauty of God’s creation as we step out of our busy lives and intentionally slow down.
The theme of the weekend will be “Stepping Out of the Hustle and Bustle”. Our retreat speaker, Rev. J. Dana Trent, will address the theme and challenge us in ways we can better care for ourselves individually and as a community. Along with our speaker, the weekend will be filled with fun and games, free time, and fellowship activities geared to engage the youngest children to our oldest adults.
About our Speaker: The Rev. J. Dana Trent is an author, instructor, and ordained Baptist minister. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and history from Salem College and a Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School. Dana has worked with nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, and hospitals — holding positions at Duke University, UNC Health Care, and the Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church.
Dana is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, where she teaches World Religion, English, and Public Speaking. Dana specializes in writing and spiritual direction surrounding interfaith topics, spiritual practices, death, and grief.
She is married to Fred Eaker, a devout Hindu and former monk.