PARISH RETREAT 2021

HIGHLAND LAKES CAMP
| SPICEWOOD, TX
| FRIDAY-SUNDAY: OCTOBER 29-31


What’s the program?

Above all, the program is that you have a unique time to draw closer to God and the family of Christ Church. This year’s theme is called, Voices of the Parish, an invitation to witness how our parish has been shaped by God through our stories of sorrows, joys, fears, and hopes. We will also learn about how we can live fully and faithfully, placing our individual stories in God’s bigger story of the world.

Beginning with a meal and live music on Friday evening, the retreat is a relaxed rhythm of free time to be with friends and family, structured gatherings for learning together, and a really special time of worship on Sunday morning. A schedule will be published as we get closer, so keep your eyes peeled.

What are the Accommodations?

There are motel-like rooms, men-only/women-only bunks, RV parking, or tent camping. In addition to lodging, your registration will include meals while you are at the retreat.

This year’s Parish Retreat will be hosted by Highland Lakes Camp in Spicewood, TX, which is about 45 minutes west of Austin. There are fields for football, soccer and softball, and courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis. Please see the map below.
Pricing* Lodge (Motel) Dorm (Bunk) Tent RV
Adult 19+ $75 $60 $50 $65
Teen 12-18 $60 $50 $40 $40
Child 3-11 $35 $35 $30 $30

*Per individual for two nights, including meals.

Worship Service on Sunday, Oct. 31

There will be no worship service at 112 Medina St. on Sunday, Oct. 31, so join us at Highland Lakes Camp at 9 a.m. that Sunday. There is no charge to attend.

Questions?
Contact Danielle Pruitt
512-410-7780 | danielle@christchurchofaustin.org

Program

Where Will It Be?
This year’s Parish Retreat will be hosted by Highland Lakes Camp in Spicewood, TX, which is about 45 minutes west of Austin. There are fields for football, soccer and softball, and courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis. Please visit the Christ Church website for detailed directions.

What About Lodging?
There are 41 motel-like rooms available and less expensive men-only and women-only bunks. There is also an RV park or you can bring your own tent and camp.

What Do I Bring?
For the lodge rooms, sheets and towels are provided for adults – bring extra for kids. Those in dorms should bring twin size bedding for bunks plus a pillow and towel. Also, bring your Bible, flashlight, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimming suit, travel mug and water bottle. Warmer clothing and rain gear may also be appropriate. We will be taking up our weekly offering on Sunday, so please remember to bring it with you.

Worship Service on Sunday, Oct. 30
There will be no worship service at the TexFed on Sunday, Oct. 30, so join us at Highland Lakes Camp at 9 a.m. that Sunday. There is no charge to attend.

Questions?
Contact Patrick Wicker
512-560-4521 | wickerp@hotmail.com
Check christchurchofaustin.org/retreat
for updates and the latest information.

Schedule

Friday
5:00 p.m. Arrival/ Registration
6:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner
8:15 p.m. Evening Session
9:30 p.m. Compline
* Childcare (Infant – 6th Grade) Open 6:00pm-9:30pm

Saturday
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Morning Session
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Activites/Freetime
4:45 p.m. Afternoon Session
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Games
9:30 p.m. Compline
10:00 p.m. Campfire
* Childcare (Infant – 6th Grade)  Open 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 4:30-6:00 p.m., 6:45-9:15 p.m.

Sunday
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Worship and Baptisms
11:30 a.m. Pack-up and go home

Registration begins Sept. 18
Complete the registration form below AND the Highland Lakes Camp Medical Release Form which can be picked up Sunday mornings at services. Laptops will be available Sunday mornings on 10/2 – 10/23 at the TexFed. Registration deadline is 10/23.

Registration Form

Baptisms


We will be celebrating Immersion Baptisms on Sunday, Oct 31 at Highland Lakes Camp during the worship service at 10 am. If you would like to be baptized, please register by October 10 to allow for time to meet with Fr. Matt or Cliff prior to the baptism.

 

Register for Baptism