20/30 Vision Retreat
One weekend a year, the 20/30 Vision Group gets away from the city to have fun, play games, enjoy each other's company, eat together, and make music. Learn more >
The annual United Parish Fall Retreat happens over a weekend in October during foliage season. It is a longtime church tradition featuring fun, fall foliage and fellowship. The venue changes yearly, but is often a farm, large country house or camp in New Hampshire or Maine. Everyone is welcome!
Weekend activities often include hiking, kayaking, a kids’ treasure hunt, spiritual discussions and quiet relaxing fellowship around the fire. We prepare and share delicious meals together. The retreat’s Sunday worship service is often held outdoors in God's spectacular natural setting, and is part of the feeling of renewal and relationship so many experience during this special time together.
Children & Youth Arts Retreat
The Children & Youth Arts Retreat is a winter weekend filled with arts, music, laughter, food, and fun! Singing is the focus of the weekend as the children and youth choirs learn music they will share with the congregation in the spring. In between rehearsals, a beautiful winter landscape provides the perfect backdrop for sledding and playing in the snow. Located in Groton, MA, the retreat center's gym offers a great place to play indoor sports, including a climbing wall that challenges both kids and adults. All children and youth are welcome!
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Join us for our annual fall retreat at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA over Columbus Day weekend - Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8. There will be fun, relaxing, and rejuvenating activities for all ages. We’ll share meals together, enjoy laughter and conversation, explore nature on the 250-acre property, and worship together on Sunday morning.
You have the option of lodging at the conference center for one night or two. Meals are included in the price. Guests outside of the United Parish community are warmly invited! If you are not able to stay overnight, but would like to join in the fellowship for some portion of the weekend, please contact the Gathering Team at email@example.com. If members of your party are staying for different durations, over the weekend please complete a form for each member.
Event Timing: October 6-8, 2017
Event Address: Grotonwood Conference Center (57 min drive from United Parish)
167 Prescott Street
Groton, MA 01450
The cost for attending is:
2 Nights and 5 Meals = $150 per adult / $110 per youth (ages 6-13). Kids under 6 are free.
1 Night amd 3 Meals = $95 per person - same price for adults and youth. Kids under 6 are free.
Checks should be made payable to United Parish in Brookline and should be directed to the Church Office. Please put "Fall fellowship weekend" in the memo line.
***Financial aid is available. Please contact Kent French at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Registration closes Sunday, October 1.
Contact the Church Office at (617) 277-6860 or email@example.com with any questions.
To register, click here.
Registration forms will also be available on Sunday and can be turned in during the Offering or given to the Church Office.
When: Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend, Friday, October 7 - Monday, October 10
We encourage as many people as possible to come for all three nights, but there is plenty of room and people can sign up for two or even one night. Those arriving Friday night will need to get dinner before arriving (the 7-meal plan does not include Friday night). There are restaurants in town close to the center.
Where: Oceanwood Camp and Conference Center
17 Royal Street, Ocean Park, Maine
Oceanwood is a Baptist camp, a sister camp to Grotonwood, which many have visited on past retreats. Ocean Park is a section of Old Orchard Beach. The beach is a short walk from the camp. The center is 100 miles from United Parish. You can also get there by train from North Station
The base of our activities will be Holt Lodge, an eight-bedroom building (sleeps 16, shared baths) with a gathering room and fireplace. We also have reserved Ataloa Cabins, a cluster that includes 4 cabins with 10 beds and 4 cabins with 6 or 7 beds, so families or groups of adults who want to share a space can opt for cabins. Click HERE for more information about the different lodging options.
Per Person Adult Rates:
Children under 5 are free; Youth (6-12) are half the adult rate.
3 overnights & 7 meals: $152.50 ($76.25 per youth)
2 overnights & 6 meals: $137.50 ($68.75 per youth)
2 overnights & 5 meals: $132.50 ($66.25 per youth)
2 overnights & 4 meals: $127.50 ($63.75 per youth)
1 overnight & 4 meals: $102.50 ($51.25 per youth)
1 overnight & 3 meals: $92.50 ($46.25 per youth)
1 overnight & 2 meals: $82.50 ($41.25 per youth)
1 overnight & 1 meal: $77.50 ($38.75 per youth)
There will be opportunities to sign up throughout September during Coffee Hour.