Led by Bishop Ken Carter (Resident Bishop of the Florida Conf. of the United Methodist Church)
Fri October 8 @ 6:00pm through Sun October 10, 2021 @ 12pm
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
What is the Cost of the Retreat?
The all-inclusive cost for two nights and meals is $245/person for a double room and $325/person for a single room. If you register online, credit card convenience fees increase the costs to $257 for a double and $341 for a single.
Double rooms will not be assigned but will be available only at the request of the two guests rooming with each other.
A deposit of $25 will reserve your place until 30 days prior to the retreat at which time full payment is due. The full amount of the deposit is refundable if you cancel at least 30 days in advance of the retreat.
What are the Details of the Retreat?
The Retreat will begin at St Francis Springs at dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Participants should try to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to check in and get settled in their rooms before dinner. The Retreat will end after lunch on Sunday. Reservations may be made on a first-come, first-served basis (1) online using the form to the right; or (2) by calling 336-323-8957.
Even though all guests will have had their vaccinations, COVID restrictions will be observed (spacing, etc.).
Who is Ken Carter?
Ken Carter is resident bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Along with his Cabinet, he gives pastoral and administrative leadership to over 800 congregations, fresh expressions of church, campus ministries and outreach initiatives in an episcopal area that stretches from Tallahassee and Jacksonville to Miami and the Keys.
He came to the Florida Conference in 2012. This followed a ministry of almost thirty years in N.C. (twenty-nine as a local church pastor including several years at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro as associate pastor). He also serves as the President of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church.
He is author of eleven books. In his most recent book, Embracing the Wideness of God’s Mercy, he writes: “Meditation is one of God’s ways of giving us access to a new way of seeing and being in relationship.” In his accompanying meditation he says: ” A heart at peace develops through practices like centering prayer. The sacred word in centering prayer can take us into the heart of God, which is peace. A heart at peace develops through the practice of silence.”
Bishop Carter and his wife, Pam, have been married for thirty-seven years. They have two adult daughters, Liz and Abby, and one granddaughter, Paige (by Abby and her husband Allen).
Where is St. Francis Springs Prayer Center?
St. Francis Springs is a beautiful inter-faith retreat center located in Stoneville, NC (about a 40 minute drive north of Greensboro). Its mission is to promote spirituality through contemplative prayer and action. The retreat center is located on 140 acres and offers an inviting, peaceful environment. For directions, visit their website at www.stfrancissprings.com.
This retreat is full. Call 336-323-8957 to check for vacancies due to cancellation.