Retreat Committee

Living & Learning Together in the Woods

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.

Fall Retreat 2023 schedule and registration 

Past Retreat Themes, Speakers, and Verses

  • 2023: Cultivating Community: Building Person-to-Person Relationships with Kathleen Smith
  • 2022: CMC's 50th Anniversary
  • 2021: Emerge – Connect
  • 2020: Cancelled due to the pandemic
  • 2019: Exploring the Ecology of Faith Formation with Sarah Ann & Benjamin Bixler
  • 2018: Sabbath Soul Tending with Anita Amstutz
  • 2017: Joy, Love, and Resistance: Practicing the politics of Mary in the face of Empire with Isaac Villegas
  • 2016: Where the Good Way Lies
  • 2015: Play It Again Sam: How God Speaks to Us Through Play with Melissa Florer-Bixler
  • 2014: One Spirit Many Songs with Seth Crissman; theme verse Colossians 3:16
  • 2013: Crossing Borders, Respecting Boundaries with Jayne Docherty; theme verse Isaiah 65:17-25
  • 2012: CMC's 40th Anniversary

Retreat Committee Members

  • Linda Martin Burkholder (Chair, 2023)
  • Jason Gerlach, pastor rep
  • Sher Waidelich (2023)
  • Kenton Derstine (2023)