Retired UCC Servants Retreat


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.

“For Such a Time as This: Practicing Our Faith in the Public Square”

Monday-Wednesday, October 2-4, 2017
Blowing Rock Conference Center, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Cost for the Event

  • One night $50; two nights $75; three nights $100; four nights $125
  • Total cost for all 7 meals and facility fee from Monday lunch-Wednesday lunch: $78.25 per person.  Any meal not eaten will be taken off the total.
  • Cost of meals: breakfast $9.25; lunch $10.25; dinner $11.75; (Wednesday box $8.75)
  • If less than 20 persons sign up for Monday lunch, BRCC will not serve lunch on Monday.
  • $5 purchases a participant’s study book that  will be used during the sessions.  This will be available from the author, Trish Towle Greeves, at the conference.

Please register by contacting Ms. Amy Stamey, reservations manager at Blowing Rock Conference Center, at 828-295-7813 or gro.r1516772838etnec1516772838crb@y1516772838ma1516772838. Please let Amy know when you are arriving, Sunday evening, Monday morning, or Monday afternoon, so that Blowing Rock can prepare Monday lunch for those who have arrived early. Also, let Amy know the number of nights you are staying.

Directions to Blowing Rock Conference Center, Blowing Rock, NC are located on their website:

We hope you will be able to join us for this time of fellowship, learning and spiritual renewal.


Sunday, October 1

  • Participants arriving on Sunday, October 1, are invited to share a meal at Canyon’s Restaurant in Blowing Rock at 6 pm followed by a Taize worship service in the chapel at Blowing Rock Conference Center.

Monday, October 2

  • 12 pm    Lunch
  • 1-3 pm   Registration and Room Assignments – BRCC staff
  • 3-5:15 pm Gathering: Get Acquainted Activity led by Martha Bennett/Session 1 : Trish Greeves: “Private Faith and Public Practice”/Break/Worship Service
  • 5:30 pm   Dinner
  • 7- 9 pm   Session 2: George Bennett: “The Church’s Prophetic Heritage”/Break/ Worship Service
  • After Session:  Movies available downstairs in Corriher Lodge

Tuesday Morning, October 3

  • 8:00 am    Breakfast
  • 9:30am -12   Session 3: Larry Bolick: “Perspective Makes a Difference”/Break/Worship Service
  • 12:30 pm  Lunch
  • Tuesday Afternoon – Free time /Movies available downstairs in Corriher Lodge
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 7-9 pm Session 4: Steve Halsted: “Sowing Seeds For Justice”/Break/Worship
  • After Session:  Movies available downstairs in Corriher Lodge

Wednesday, October 4

  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am   Session 5: Clara Benson: “Beyond Avoidance: Healthy Conflict Is Possible”/Break/ Worship Service with communion.
  • Box lunch available for pickup after the last session to eat on the road or in the Dining Room with free beverage bar available.