Rock Spring Retreats

Rock Spring Retreats offer opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship, and getting to know fellow Rock Springers.

Inside Out

Inside/Out: A Retreat for Rock Spring - Adults Co-Ed Retreat
Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Little River UCC

How do our internal preferences influence the way we operate in the outside world? Spend a day with fellow Rock Springers getting to know yourself and others better through an introduction to the Enneagram, a dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Learn how our “types” shape our world view and how we engage with community, family, and the divine. Ann Parcell, who has been involved with Enneagram for over 20 years, will lead the sessions. We will gather at Little River UCC in Annandale, and the day will also include time for fellowship and to be outdoors on their beautiful campus. Continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided. Registration and payment of $25 fee (Pay Online) are due by October 15 (scholarships are available). Forms will be in the Saegmuller Room and online here.

 

Cacapon State Park

Rock Spring Life Retreat "Church in the Woods”
Friday, February 2 – Sunday, February 4
Location: Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV

Do you like to walk in the woods? Sit by a roaring fire on a cold winter’s evening? Do you like to prepare and eat excellent food with friends and family? Meet new friends? Enjoy a weekend away from the hustle and bustle and do all of these things and many more at the annual Rock Spring Life Retreat (formerly known as the Family Life Retreat)!

When: Friday, February 2, 2018 through Sunday, February 4, 2018 (arrive Friday evening and leave Sunday mid-morning)

Where: Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV (www.cacaponresort.com) Who: All Rock Spring members and friends of all ages Accommodations: We stay in cabins and at the lodge. Most cabins are four bedrooms and will house 2 to 4 family groups. There are also some two-bedroom cabins that can accommodate two singles or couples, or a single larger family. If you want a lodge room, please let us know ASAP, as availability may be very limited.

Activities: Traditional retreat activities have included both outdoor pursuits (hiking, sledding, capture the flag) and indoor activities (crafts, games, music, baking). But the activities are determined by the people who come – so let us know if there’s something you’d like to do or to organize! Would you like to lead a book discussion or a night-time stargazing group? Let us know!

 

Carter Hall

Rock Spring Women’s Retreat
Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22
Location: Carter Hall Conference Center
Save the dates and check back in early 2018 for more details about the 2018 Women's Retreat.


 

Contact: 

Director of Faith Formation - Ashley Martinage
703.538.4886

Upcoming Rock Spring Retreats Events

February 2, 2018 (All day)
April 20, 2018 (All day)

Latest Rock Spring Retreats News

Inside/Out: A Retreat for Rock Spring Adults
Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 3:00pm

How do our internal preferences influence the way we operate in the outside world? Spend a day with fellow Rock Springers getting to know yourself and others better through an introduction to the Enneagram, a dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Learn how our “types” shape our world view and how we engage with community, family, and the divine.  Ann Parcell, who has been involved with Enneagram for over 20 years, will lead the sessions. We will gather at Little River UCC in Annandale, and the day will also include time for fellowship and to be outdoors on their beautiful campus. Continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided. Registration and payment of $25 fee are due by October 15 (scholarships are available). Forms will be in the Saegmuller Room and online.

Saturday, October 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Latest News

The Rock Spring Church Council calls a Special Congregational Meeting to discuss and approve a new budget for the campus renewal construction project.

How do our internal preferences influence the way we operate in the outside world?

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.