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Epworth All Church Retreat | May 3-5, 2019

Epworth’s Annual All Church Retreat, nestled among the redwoods of the Monte Toyon retreat center in the Santa Cruz mountains, is for all people from our littlest to our elders. Whether you have never been on an Epworth Retreat or you’ve been attending since before you can remember, there’s something for everyone! You can participate in as many of the organized activities as you like, or take the opportunity to read, hike, or chat with someone you’ve wanted to know better.

Here’s what to expect this year:

  • The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with a chance to become acquainted through games, music, and arts & crafts.

  • Saturday morning brings our guest presenter, Benjamin Mertz, to lead us in a musical workshop.

  • After lunch, Coach Don runs a whole variety of games, including ping-pong, softball, basketball, ropes course. Or you could walk through the rhododendron gardens, prepare for the talent show, or just relax.

  • The afternoon is an especially fun time for young children and youth to wander from activity to activity with friends.

  • The evening begins with dinner and our renowned Talent Show which includes questionable and true talent, but it’s all fun with a lot of laughter. You can participate or not; every show needs an audience.

  • The evening concludes with square dancing or line dancing and a bonfire.

  • Sunday morning we come together for worship and communion before departing.

That’s the Epworth All Church Retreat in a nutshell. Did we say you can participate in as many or as few activities as you want?

Got questions? Ask any member of the Retreat planning team: Tracy Emayan, Scarlet McClure, Stephanie Sisk-Hilton, Merrie Bunt & Christina Kellogg:


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