An Event for intellectual stimulation; spiritual enlightenment and reflection; and renewing friendships and/or making new friends for Retired UCC Clergy, Missionaries, Volunteer Ministry Workers and Spouses of the Southeast and Southern Conferences of the United Church of Christ
NINTH ANNUAL RETIRED UCC SERVANTS RETREAT
Monday – Wednesday, October 7-9, 2019
Blowing Rock Conference Center, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Theme: GROWING WITH THE WINDS OF CHANGE
(Using The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister as a resource for some presentations and discussions.)
Major sessions to be held in Upper Shuford. A golf cart will be available to transport those who would like it.
Sunday, October 6 4-6 pm Pick up keys at BRCC Front Desk for those arriving on Sunday. If you arrive late, keys are at the front desk.
6 pm – Reservation made for Sunday evening group at Ridgeline Café, 8960 Valley Blvd. (Highway 321) Blowing Rock, NC
8 pm – Taize Service in Chapel Clara Benson/Larry Bolick
Monday, October 7
8 am – Continental Breakfast ($5.00 each person)
Morning hours—Free time Clara Benson and Bonita Hooper set up Worship Center
Table at Shuford
12 pm – Lunch (Please notify BRCC if you would like to be included for lunch on Monday $10.25 each person)
1-3 pm – Registration and Room Assignments – BRCC staff
Book Exchange and Gifting will be set up in the Lobby of the Corriher Lodge. Please bring a book to exchange or gift to another person. At the end of Retreat, please take as many books as you can use or re-gift to a friend.
3-5:15 pm Gathering: Welcome and Announcements Larry Bolick
3:15—4:00 pm Get Acquainted Activity Larry Bolick/Bonita Hooper
4:00—4:15 pm Break
4:15—5:15 pm Introduction of Theme Trish Greeves
5:15 pm Announcements: Larry Bolick
5:30 pm – Dinner (Directions will be given around seating arrangement to meet other folks) Bonita Hooper
7- 7:45 pm Session 2: Technology and Change Ed Olson
7:45—8:15 pm Break Out Session
8:15-8:30 pm Break
8:30—9 pm Vespers IONA Service Clarice Mitchell
Tuesday Morning, October 8
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30am -12 Session 3:
9:30 am Welcome with warm up song: Presentation and Welcome from Ted Wilson, Executive Director of BRCC
9:45—10:45 am Session 3 Changes in the Church Clarice Mitchell
10:45-11 am Break
11:00—11:45 am Legacy Giving for Future Ministries Nancy Beard, UCHS Foundation Pres.
11:45 Prayer for the Meal Break for Lunch (Directions about seating arrangement for lunch)
12:00 noon Lunch
1-2 pm Presentations of Conference Ministers Rev. Char Burch, Interim Southeast Conference and Dr. Edward Davis, Southern Conference Minister
2-5:30 pm Tuesday Afternoon – Free time /Movies available in Upper Shuford/Hiking/Village of Blowing Rock
5:30 pm Dinner (Directions will be given about sitting arrangements to meet other folks) Bonita
7-7:45 pm Session 4: Changes in Boundaries for Clergy/Lay persons Dr. Marie Fortune
8:15—8:30 pm Break
8:30 pm Vespers Dr. Marie Fortune
Wednesday, October 9
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:45 am Session 5: Growing with the Winds of Change and Aging (Theme)
Trish Greeves/Larry Bolick
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Closing Worship Service with Conference Ministers Dr. Edward Davis, and Rev. Char Burch Clara Benson has prepared liturgy for service.
Box lunch ($8.00 each) available for pickup after the last session to eat on the road or in the Dining Room with free beverage bar available. Sign up for box lunch will be on Tuesday at Front Desk.
Again this year, authors are invited to display their books and have them available for sale in the Lobby. Please place on the books the amount per copy and how to make our checks.
Also, there will be a table in the lobby for a book exchange. Please write of brief description as to why you enjoyed this book and recommend it and place inside the book for folks to read. If you bring a book, please take a book as well so we do not have books to find a new home.
1818 Goforth Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
P.O. Box 2350
Blowing Rock, NC 28605