Each spring, about 100 church members of all ages of all ages join together at in the mountains in beautiful Montreat, NC, for a weekend of fun, fellowship, learning and rejuvenation.

Illuminating God's Word

For thousands of years before the advent of the printing press, people of faith undertook the painstaking process of copying the Bible by hand, and as they did, they “illuminated” or embellished the pages with relevant pictures and designs that made the text come alive in powerful ways. In this year’s retreat, we get to interact with the first handwritten illuminated Bible produced in over 500 years, the St. John’s Bible. Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones, whom many of you already know as Montreat’s arts ministry director. Unlike past years, this year’s programming is designed to be experienced as a whole family together. Though we will have nursery and preschool programs during the longer Saturday morning session, school-aged children, youth, and adults will participate together, and we will all be together for the rest of the weekend. Together, we will engage the Bible in a variety of ways that will once again allow the stories and sayings of Jesus to come alive for us in powerful ways.


All rooms are in Montreat’s newly remodeled Assembly Inn. Most rooms have either a queen/king sized bed or two twin beds, though there is some variety in bed setup. In some cases two rooms may be connected by a shared bathroom. Rooms will be assigned based on family size and configuration. Any family with more than three people in a room may be asked to bring additional bedding (air mattress, cot, sleeping bag, etc.) An additional room may be reserved for an additional cost. Participants attending alone may request or be assigned a roommate unless a private room is requested at an additional cost.

Cost and Reservations: 

Adults & Youth: $115

Children (age 5-11): $70

Children (age 4 and under): FREE!

Family Maximum: $300

Additional Charges

Second Room: +$120

One Adult in Private Room: +$100

Family Max for Two Rooms: $420

Registration Deadline: March 20, 2017

Register online or download the registration form and return to Katie Resumovic in the church office.

Enjoy a few pictures for past retreats

Get in touch with...

Katie Resumovic // kresumovic@fpcspartanburg.org