To call this past year "difficult" would be an understatement. Many celebrations, activities, and gatherings were canceled or delayed in the process. But as we now begin planning to rejoin one another, the Spiritual Life Commission at Christ Episcopal Church has started to coordinate our Fall Retreat Weekend for this October, and we hope that you'll take part in this unique and enriching parish gathering.
Our 2021 CEC Fall Retreat will be at the A. Felix duPont Memorial House in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a beautiful facility managed by the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware and one that can accommodate 32 people in all. Each room has its own bathroom and rooms can accommodate 2-4 people. Parishioners ages 12 and up** are more than welcome to join us.
Our program schedule includes lively and insightful discussions around a particular theme for ninety minutes on Friday evening, ninety minutes on Saturday morning, and for an hour or so on Saturday evening. We then conclude our weekend with a special Eucharist in the Chapel on Sunday morning. In between, we have a good deal of free time for fun and fellowship, as well as for taking in the scenic Rehoboth Beach area. You can learn more about the Rehoboth Beach region, its beaches, and its attractions here.
We've been sponsoring these weekend parish retreats at the beach for the last ten years, and they are generally held from Friday evening to Sunday at noon. We've usually reserved Columbus Day weekend for the event in past years, but that time slot was already reserved by another group for 2021. In fact, the only weekend available in 2021 or 2022 was October 1-3, 2021.
We are obligated to pay a non-refundable deposit this coming week to hold the reservation, so we must have a solid commitment for at least 12 people by then. Please let Ellen Boudreau Hoke know by email (email@example.com) or by text message (301-452-7115) if you want to attend. Also, please feel free to contact her if you have any questions. The cost is $265 per person, which includes two nights of lodging and six catered meals throughout the weekend.
The CEC Fall Retreat is a great opportunity to get acquainted with one another and to deepen our faith. We hope that you'll join us.
**due to current vaccination regulations