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We are looking forward to our weekend retreat at Hidden Acres this week-end!

Everyone is welcome to join in all of the activities whether you are sleeping at the camp or coming in for the day.

Weekend Schedule:


7:00 Hot dog roast and campfire. Hot dogs provided. Please bring a snack to share.


10:30 a.m. Session 1

4:30 p.m. Catered supper

6:00 p.m. Session 2

Evening Campfire. Please bring snacks to share.


10:30 a.m. Worship service/Session 3

Potluck Lunch

We will enjoy time swimming, exploring the camp and enjoying the afternoon together.

What to bring: bathing suit and towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, water bottle, hat

We hope you’ll be joining us as The Gathering Church will be camping at Hidden Acres camp. There is still space to register and be a part of our weekend together. Some accommodations are now full but we still have space for you! You can register on-line by clicking here.

There are campsites and rustic cabins at Hidden Acres camp for the 3 days of learning, worship and fun. (We have cabins for both men and women if you'd like to stay in a cabin with others.) Your registration includes: accommodations, Friday night snack, Saturday supper, all session and the grounds of Hidden Acres. You are required to bring food for your Saturday breakfast and lunch, Sunday breakfast and lunch and all snacks and beverages, plus bedding, towels and toiletries. If you have questions, please connect with please connect with Kendra by clicking here.

Our theme for the weekend is “Being With God: Living Attentively.” (Andrew Dyck, assistant Professor of Ministry Studies is our speaker.) Christians have often emphasized having a personal daily "Quiet Time" for reading the Bible, reflecting, and praying. A Quiet Time can, however, become so filled with activity that it no longer includes quietness for paying attention to God's still small voice. People reasonably ask whether it is possible to hear God's voice, or whether God still communicates to people. Over the weekend, we will help set you on a path towards a conversational relationship with Jesus by means of teachings from scripture and experience, and by practicing stillness and "sacred reading" of Scripture.

We will specifically be looking at:

-Listening for God in Scripture

-Meeting God by Entering Scripture Imaginatively

-Being attentive to God in silence