Retreats can be an important part of spiritual formation for adults. Below, you’ll find a number of events recommended by our pastoral staff. Those sponsored by Christ Church are marked with an asterisk (*). 

The Big Silence

Sunday, January 14, at 4pm (arrive between 3pm and 3:30pm)–Wednesday, January 17, at 3:30pm
St. Francis Spring's Prayer Center (477 Grogan Rd., Stoneville, NC)

Through Henri Nouwen’s guidance, this retreat clears before us a spiritual path consisting of three stepping stones:

  1. Solitude (learning not to be alone but to be alone with God)

  2. Silence (the discipline by which the inner fire of God is tended and kept alive)

  3. Prayer (standing in the presence of God with the mind in the heart)

Alice Kunka has attended this retreat and highly recommends it. For more information, contact Alice

Cost is $500 if registered by December 15, 2017; $525 after December 15, 2017. Includes tuition, private room, and meals. 29 single rooms are available.

Register now [Registration deadline is Friday, January 5, 2017. Early registration is highly recommended; this retreat is often sold out a month prior to the deadline.]

2018 Encircle Women's Retreat: Replenish

Saturday, April 21–Sunday, April 22 at the Summit at Haw River State Park, Brown Summit

Feeling dry and in need of a refill? Come Replenish with worship, creative activities and fun with other women. Claudia McCoy from the Presbyterian Counseling Center is our speaker. Saturday, April 21-Sunday, April 22 at the Summit at Haw River State Park in Brown Summit, about 30 minutes from Christ Church. $99 includes three meals and lodging. Check back for registration information. For more information, contact Alice Kunka at