Southern District Clergy Retreat


For reservations, call 304-855-6100 and use Group Code GS1028

I want to encourage you to attend our clergy retreat.  The Southern District has a tradition of hosting an annual clergy retreat where spouses and families are welcomed and encouraged to participate!  Our retreat this year is at Chief Logan State Park, April 21st-23rd.  It will beneficial for you, your church, and your ministry to attend. 

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The retreat begins at 7pm on Friday, April 21st and will conclude on Sunday morning.  I hope you can coordinate with your church leadership to provide a lay speaker for coverage that Sunday morning. 

 We have a block of rooms reserved at Chief Logan, simply call and tell them you are with the Southern District and make your reservations.  The cost of a room is $96 a night plus taxes for a regular room. The District will pay for snacks and dinner on Saturday evening.  Consequently, along with the room the only expense for you will be for breakfast and lunch. 

My family and I look forward to spending this Sabbath time of rest, re-creation, laughter, fun, and fellowship with you.  I am confident the retreat will be a blessing for you and your family.

Grace upon grace, Chip Bennett

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