St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Parish Weekend at Shrine Mont | June 26-28, 2015 | Registration (March 15-June 15) and Costs
"Practicing what we preach”
Living the mountaintop experience by practicing stillness in our everyday life
Led by the Rev. Mary Sulerud
What is Shrine Mont?
Shrine Mont is the home of the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration—the cathedral of the Diocese of Virginia. It is “a place where people give thanks to God for his creation — from the beauty of the streams, flowers and wildlife which are at home here, to the people who come to this place to celebrate being part of the family of God,” as beautifully stated on Shrine Mont’s Web site. St. Stephen’s annual parish weekend at Shrine Mont is designed to bring us together through fellowship, recreation, reflection, worship and song, all in a lovely setting featuring wildlife, fresh air, blue skies, springs, and friendly people.
The property features a spring-fed swimming pool; hiking trails for various skill levels; tennis courts; large fields for soccer, volleyball, softball, etc.; and plenty of porches with rocking chairs.
Who should come to Shrine Mont?
Shrine Mont is a special place for all people–individuals, couples and families. It is a restful place apart from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Once you arrive, everything is taken care of, and you can do as much or as little as you desire. Activities are organized for Friday night, after dinner, and Saturday morning. After lunch Saturday, various leisure activities are available: hikes, tennis, swimming, reading, napping, conversation. Saturday evening activities bring everyone together. Our Sunday morning worship service is held at the outdoor cathedral, a natural setting where God’s presence can easily be felt.
Those who experience Shrine Mont enjoy treasured memories. With a church the size of St. Stephen’s, attending the parish weekend at Shrine Mont helps both new people and longtime members connect and reconnect, forming relationships that last.
Costs and registration
Adults: double occupancy $175 per person ($195 per person single occupancy, if available)
Children ages 8-12: $110 per person
Children ages 4-7: $60 per person
Children under 4: no charge
Child care for children age 3 and under is available for an additional charge (TBA), if requested in advance. (Children age 4 and older will have supervised activities which are included in the program costs.)
Donations are most welcome; they help make scholarship assistance possible and thus assure the widest possible participation in the parish weekend.
Registration: Online registration opens March 15, using this link, and closes June 15.
To learn more about Shrine Mont, visit the conference center's Web site.