Registration Now Open!

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2024


Join us "At the Well"!

Join your church family in beautiful Montreat, NC for a weekend of relaxation, fun, and spiritual growth. There will be programming for all ages (including nursery) as well as good intergenerational time, and of course lots of free time too to hike, explore Black Mountain, play games, or take a nap.

Together we will explore the story of Jesus's encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well to find a God, who meets us where we are, who knows us inside and out, and who offers us the lifegiving waters.

This year we have accommodations in both Assembly Inn and Winsborough, with single rooms and two-room suites available in each. See https://montreat.org/accommodations for information on each lodge. Please note that Winsborough does not have an elevator or air conditioning. (The average highs in Montreat that time of year are in the low 70s, and you will want to use the heat at night!) Suites are two rooms connected by a shared bathroom.

A limited number of rooms can accommodate a crib or air mattress to increase the max occupancy by one person. If you wish to request or be assigned a roommate, you may each pay half the cost of a single room. All meals on Saturday plus Sunday breakfast are included in the costs below. Scholarships are available.


Cost and Registration

Comprehensive Costs (includes room, meals, and supplies)

Winsborough Room (max occupancy - 2) $300

Assembly Inn Room (max occupancy - 2) $400

Winsborough Suite (max occupancy - 4) $500

Assembly Inn Suite (max occupancy - 4) $600

Half of Shared Room in Winsborough $150

Half of Shared Room in Assembly Inn $200

For Those Using Other Housing (meals & supplies only)

Ages 12-Adult $100

Ages 5-11 $50

Ages 0-4 Free!

Register at www.fpcspartanburg.org/retreat by March 15, 2024.


Tentative Schedule

Friday, May 3
5:00-7:00pm Gathering and games (Upper Anderson)
7:00-7:30pm Opening program for the whole family (Upper Anderson)
7:30-9:00pm An evening of fun for all ages!
9:00-9:15pm Evening prayer (Upper Anderson)

Saturday, May 4
7:00-7:30am Morning prayer (Assembly Inn Balcony)
7:30-8:30am Breakfast (Assembly Inn - Galax Dining Room)
8:45-9:00am Drop-off for children (Updike)
9:00am-12:00pm Morning programs
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (Assembly Inn - Galax Dining Room)
1:00-1:15pm Group picture
1:15-1:30pm Midday prayer
1:30-5:30pm Activities and free time
5:30-9:00pm Dinner and barn dance (Barn)
9:00-9:15pm Evening prayer

Sunday, May 5
7:00-7:15am
Morning Prayer (Lookout Mountain)
7:30-8:30am
Breakfast (Assembly Inn - Galax Dining Room)
9:30-10:15am Worship (Barn)


Enjoy a few pictures for past retreats