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CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT: April 27-29

Join us for a parish-wide retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX this spring! There will be activities and programming for both children and adults, and plenty of down time, recreational opportunities, and fellowship gatherings. This is a great time to get away in nature and get to know people at Transfiguration better.

About Camp Allen:

Established in 1921 by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Camp Allen is a modern, year-round facility located one hour northwest of Houston near Navasota, Texas.  Camp Allen accommodates a variety of spiritual, social, corporate, and educational events for all ages. The 1,100 acres of piney woods features two lakes, miles of trails, and much more.

Accommodations:

There will be two options for accommodations at Camp Allen:

Campsite Bunk Accommodations – Campsite 3A is comprised of 2 sections of “dormitory” style bunk beds and communal bathrooms.  These sections will be separated by gender, and are equipped with AC, covered outdoor meeting space, a kitchen, and dining room.

Private Room Accommodations – Camp Allen offers double-occupancy hotel-style rooms in their conference center, including WiFi, coffee pots, and 7 handicapped accessible rooms and 5 suites.  These come with a private bathroom, and do not need to be divided by gender.  Parishioners staying here would join us at the campsite for meals and activities.

Pricing:

Adult – Campsite Bunk Accommodations – $100.00

Adult – Private Room Accommodations – $160.00

Child (3-17) – Campsite Bunk Accommodations – $50.00

Child (3-17) – Private Room Accommodations – $75.00

Infant (0-2) – Free

Included Activities*:

  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Nature Trails
  • Hike & Bike Trails
  • Horseshoes
  • Playground
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Volleyball
  • Campfire w/ s’mores
  • Hayride

*Other activities such as canoeing, kayaking and archery available for an additional fee.

Topic and Speaker:

The retreat speaker on Saturday and Sunday will be Danielle Shroyer on the topic The Power of Blessing. In a world rife with conflict and noise, blessing invites us into a space of love, grace, and faithful presence. Though blessing begins with God, we are given a divine call to bless those around us in thought, word, and deed. Through prayer, ritual, and story, this retreat will offer an opportunity to rest in blessing, and to send blessing out into a grace-parched world.

Danielle Shroyer is an author, speaker and ordained pastor. She spent over a decade in pastoral leadership and was a founding member of the emerging church movement. She holds a BA from Baylor University and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. Danielle is the author of Original Blessing: Putting Sin in its Rightful Place, Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminations on the Lords Prayer in the Holy Land and The Boundary Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise. You can connect with her at www.danielleshroyer.com.

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