Fall Singles Retreat

Come and enjoy some fellowship with other reformed singles in the beautiful fall weather of north-west Virginia! The 2017 Machen Singles Retreat, September 29 – October 1, will include several speaking sessions by Bruce Buchanan on the topic “Presbyterians and the Ordinary Means of Grace”. In addition, there will be free time to enjoy hiking/recreational activities of your choice (feel free to bring your own recreational equipment and board games).

 

Registration

The registration fee of $70 includes lodging in a bunkhouse, all meals, and use of the main lodge facilities. Tent sites are also available if you would like to bring your own tent and sleep in it. You may pay your registration fee online or by sending a check. Please register by Saturday, September 9. For any questions regarding the singles retreat, please contact the singles retreat organizer, Tom Sills, at sills.tom@gmail.com.

Online Registration Form

 

Speaker

Rev. Buchanan grew up from about age 2yrs in the OPC, and belonged to various OPC congregations most of his life. He was ordained to gospel ministry in 2005, and has served the Chain-O- Lakes OPC congregation since 2007. He is married to Donna, and they have eight children.
 

Tentative Schedule

Friday

  •  7:00 PM: Arrival, snacks, and board game

Saturday

  •  8:30 AM: Brunch preparation
  •  9:30 AM: Brunch served
  •  10:30 AM: Brunch cleanup
  •  11:00 AM: Morning Meeting
  •  1:00 PM: Discuss afternoon options
  •  1:00 PM: Free time – hiking, volley ball, board games, etc. Fruit, snacks and sandwich materials will be available in the dining hall.
  •  4:00 PM: Dinner preparation
  •  5:30 PM: Dinner served
  •  6:30 PM: Dinner cleanup
  •  7:30 PM: Evening Meeting
  •  9:30 PM: Free time – campfire – conditions permitting, board games, etc.
    Sunday

  •  7:15 AM: Breakfast preparation
  •  8:00 AM: Breakfast served
  •  9:00 AM: Breakfast cleanup
  •  9:30 AM: Sunday School
  •  10:30 AM: Break
  •  10:45 AM Worship Service
  •  12:15 PM: Group picture
  •  12:25 PM: Lunch preparation
  •  12:45 PM: Lunch served
  •  1:45 PM: Lunch cleanup & MRCC cleanup (cabins, restrooms, dining hall, etc.)
  •  2:45 PM: Departure