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 (*). 

Encircle 2017: Beautifully Rooted

April 22–April 23, 2017, at The Summit at Haw River
Join other women of all ages and stages of life for Encircle, an overnight women’s retreat! Our theme this year is "Beautifully Rooted" and will feature two guest speakers:  Dr. Carole Stoneking, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at High Point University and Charlene Pell, Founder of the nonprofit, Facing Forward, Inc. Encircle is a time to get away from everyday stresses and gather with other sisters in Christ to worship, learn and grow, make friends, have fun and renew our souls. 


  • Single Motel-Style Room: $99, includes lodging with private bath, three meals and snacks

  • Shared Double Motel-Style Room: $79, includes lodging in a motel-style room with private bathroom, double and single bed, three meals and snacks; roommate preference may be specified

  • Shared Cabin with bunk beds: $79, includes lodging, shared bathroom, roommate preference may be specified

  • Commuter: $39, includes three meals and snacks

For more information, contact Rev. Alice Kunka.

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Reclaiming Wonder: A Weekend Retreat

October 27–October 29, 2017

Disconnect from your devices and treat yourself to a weekend of connecting more deeply to your soul. Open to the beauty of nature’s gift in autumn and one’s inner landscape. Reclaim a sense of wonder and awe. Come away and rest a while, still the busyness of your life, engage your senses and imagination anew, and rediscover the Mystery in which you live and move and have your being. For more information, contact Rev. Alice Kunka.

Leader: Trish Stefanik is a resident at Dayspring and on staff with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Having passion for simplicity and silence, hospitality and social justice, the natural world and the arts, she delights in opening a way for new awareness, creativity, and compassion. 

Cost: $210. 
To register, download the application. Please send a deposit of $100 to Dayspring as part of the $210 by August 31, 2017.