Where Do You Find God?

The 4th Annual Adult Retreat hosted by the Diocese of Maine
June 15-17, 2018
Camp Bishopswood, Hope, Maine


Join us for a weekend on beautiful Lake Megunticook near Camden Maine. The annual diocesan retreat is an opportunity to step away from the busyness of everyday life and be refreshed. This year, we'll use Celtic and Ignatian resources to help us connect with Christ in nature, scripture, community and the depths of our hearts. We’ll seek to deepen our awareness of Jesus and open ourselves in generosity and compassion. 

This is the 4th Annual Adult Retreat, held in June at Camp Bishopswood and hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.  Past themes were: God's Story/My Story, Jesus Then and NowPlaying with Fire: The Parables of Jesus, and Where Do You Find God?.  We anticipate hosting another retreat in June 2019.

Heart  +  Mind  +  Soul 

Camp will open for recreation at 3PM Friday; Dinner will be at 6PM; Program begins at 7PM. The retreat ends Sunday before lunch. 

Retreat cost (including 2 nights lodging, meals): For a shared cabin clustered around the bathhouse: $95.  A few spaces are available in buildings with shared bathrooms: $125. For those who wish to make their own lodging arrangements: $65. There is financial aid for anyone who needs it and scholarships for Sunday school teachers and youth event volunteers.

Retreat leaders: Merle Marie Troeger, Rev. John Rafter (chaplain), Mary Ann Perry (musician) and Jane Hartwell. 

To Register: www.tinyurl.com/MaineRetreat2018 Please try to register by 5/31.

For information: contact Jane Hartwell at   

Please invite your friends.  Everyone is welcome.  Here's an event flyer to share.

What people are saying about past retreats:

“Like taking a breath of fresh air.”

“The adult retreat I attended this weekend was soul-lifting and energizing.  Being able to share your thoughts with others at the retreat was great.  I made a lot of new friends and if you want a great and inspirational experience, it would be great for you to think about coming to the retreat.” 

 “Don’t miss it!... Prayer, fun, excellent food, relaxing and gorgeous setting.”  

 “For me, the highlights were Christian learning, kayaking, paddleboarding, being all together in the Great Hall, healing service, meals.” 

 “The highlights for me were group time and reflection time, and most importantly being able to share and hearing what everyone had to share.”

 “The worship was great and inspiring.”

 “A memorable and educational weekend.”

 “Small groups, safe place to be vulnerable and acceptance.”

 “A thin place of closeness to God - through sacred word, art, music, prayer, fellowship, beauty, nature, reflection, singing and silence.”

“A very creative, interactive and imaginative retreat."

 Bell tower in sunlightSmall groupMen in rocking chairsLake through treesKayakingRetreat posters on mantleWicked good coffee mug by lake




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