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All-Church Retreat

October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Praying the Life Cycle: Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

Rev. Lisa Nichols Hickman, Guest Speaker

You are invited to join us this fall for the Shadyside Presbyterian Church Annual Retreat. This congregational event will be a casual opportunity both to engage in spiritual formation and to experience a time of fellowship and sanctuary in a natural setting that embodies the beauty of God’s creation.

Please consider joining us for the evening of Friday, October 27, through the afternoon of Saturday, October 28, at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center, just an hour’s drive north in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. We would love for you to join your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ for a time of fun, contemplation, fellowship, and spiritual growth.

To register, please complete the registration form, and submit it along with payment to the church office in an envelope marked “Retreat” by Sunday, October 15, 2017.


Everyone is invited to attend this event, members and non-members. Experiences will be geared toward all ages, including adults, children, youth, college students, and young adults. Childcare and children’s activities are provided.

Who Else

Guest speaker Rev. Lisa Nichols Hickman, a Presbyterian pastor and writer, will lead us in exploring Scripture, prayer, and their intersection with our lives. Reverend Hickman serves at First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, Pa., as director of pastoral care and adult formation. She also is a doctoral candidate in theology at Duquesne University. Previously, she served New Wilmington Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington, Pa. An adjunct teacher at Westminster College in the Religion Department, Rev. Hickman is the author of Writing in the Margins: Connecting with God on the Pages of Your Bible and Mercy & Melons: Praying the Alphabet. She writes regularly for Faith and Leadership online magazine as well as its “Call and Response” blog.


Praying the Life Cycle: Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow — a congregational retreat for Shadyside Presbyterian Church. There will be opportunities for campfires, walks, exploring one’s faith, and time for communing with God.


Friday-Saturday, October 27-28, 2017

  • Friday, October 27
    Arrival/Gathering: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
    Pizza Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
    Opening: 7:15 p.m.
    Worship/Bonfire: 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28
    Worship: 8:00 a.m.
    Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
    Planned Retreat Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Continued Retreat Time/Wrap-up: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Crestfield Camp and Conference Center
195 Taggert Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724-794-4022


Room Options:

  • $55 per person for a triple room in Scott Lodge
  • $65 per person for a double room in Scott Lodge
  • $90 per person for a single room in Scott Lodge
  • Maximum Cost: $130 per family

Meals are included. Scholarships are available. Please register by Sunday, October 15, 2017.


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October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT
October 28, 2017 @ 2:30 pm EDT
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