Retreat Committee

Living & Learning Together in the Woods

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Retreat is our annual getaway, our church family vacation. We spend a weekend at a near-by camp playing together and engaging resources to foster communal growth and knowledge.

Past Retreat Themes, Speakers, and Verses

  • 2019: Exploring the Ecology of Faith Formation
    Resource persons Sarah Ann & Benjamin Bixler
  • 2018: Sabbath Soul Tending
    Resource person Anita Amstutz
  • 2017: Joy, Love, and Resistance: Practicing the politics of Mary in the face of Empire
    Resource person Isaac Villegas
  • 2016: Where the Good Way Lies
  • 2015: Play It Again Sam: How God Speaks to Us Through Play
    Resource person Melissa Florer-Bixler
  • 2014: One Spirit Many Songs
    Resource person Seth Crissman, theme verse Colossians 3:16
  • 2013: Crossing Borders, Respecting Boundaries
    Resource person Jayne Docherty, theme verse Isaiah 65:17-25
  • 2012: CMC's 40th Anniversary

Retreat Committee Members

  • Ben & Hannah Bailey, co-chairs (2020)
  • Jonathan Murch (2020)
  • Linda Martin Burkholder (2020)
  • Heather Harris (2020)
  • Greg & Kristina Yoder (2021)
  • Shelby Hertzler, Hospitality Commission rep (2020)
  • Arwen Herztler, youth rep (2020)

Resources