Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, 2018
Pearlstone Center in Reistertown, Maryland

Finding God Together
Rev. Elizabeth Hagan, Facilitator


Plans are well underway for Lewinville’s second annual All Church Retreat.  Last year’s retreat was a tremendous success and we hope to have even more people join us this year!  We’ve chosen an earlier weekend in October to take full advantage of the beautiful fall weather and all the retreat center has to offer such as hiking, fishing, a ropes course, and more!

Our retreat theme this year is Finding God Together and our facilitator will be The Reverend Elizabeth Hagan, Senior Pastor of the Palisades Community Church in Washington, DC.

Reverend Hagan is the author of Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility, a spiritual memoir about her journey toward parenthood published in 2016 and Seeing a Different World, an Advent devotional published in 2017. She’s also an active blogger and religious commentator who loves conversations about how we can talk about and move through some of life’s hardest places.  The planning committee is thrilled she is available to join us for the weekend and we look forward to her family-friendly leadership!

Basic details follow.  More information to follow as the planning committee finalizes logistics.



  • Arrival Friday, October 12 – any time after 3:00 pm, dinner served at 6:00 pm.
  • Departure Sunday, October 14 – after late morning worship service


  • $300 per household for a cabin or dormitory style suite with shared bath
  • $350 for a private guestroom (2 queen beds) with a private bathroom
  • $150 for single attendee (sharing with another single attendee) or
  • $300 for single private room with private bathroom


You may use our online payment option to pay electronically – CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE –  or send your check, annotated Church-Wide Retreat, to Jeanne Melone, Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101.

Anyone willing and able to subsidize another’s attendance can do so via a tax deductible contribution to the church.


  • Rooms with private bathrooms are limited, first come-first served and cannot be guaranteed without payment.
  • Registration is fully refundable if cancelled before August 31.
  • Financial assistance is available – send private message to for details.


The registration deadline has now passed.  If you are interested in attending, please contact  Lois Dokken or Linda Bender