West River Weekend May 31-June 2

Registration is open for Dumbarton's Annual All-Church Retreat --West River Weekend!  May 31 - June 2 at the West River Retreat Center  near Edgewater MD. Last day to register is Monday May 20, To register, click here. (The early-bird discount expired May 15.)

Come for the whole weekend...or come for whatever portion you can! (the Saturday Night Variety Show and Sunday morning worship by the river are definite highlights!!)  A variety of meal & lodging options are available. The adult program will be Martha Dickey and Nancy Holland leading a discussion of Mark Schaefer's book "The Certainty of Uncertainty."

Financial aid is available to any who need it. Contact Melany or Mary Kay in the church office for details.

Don't Miss this fun time at the River!

Friday, May 31

• For those registered, after 5 p.m., check in to your accommodations. Dinner is on your own.

• Friday evening is a time for settling in, getting dinner on your own, and connecting with one another informally. Most will hang out in the retreat center meeting rooms--board games and hand crafts are welcome. After dark, a campfire gathering, complete with singing and s’mores, will convene at the fire pit just outside the retreat center.

Saturday, June 1

• 8—Breakfast for those registered (service closes at 8:30)

• 9—Program begins

Adults  in Ehlers Hall will discuss a book by Mark SchaferProgram begins with devotions and singing  (See page 1 for program description)

    Children, through age 10, in Retreat Center  “living room”

    Youth, age 11+,  Corinthian Trail

• 12-12:30—Lunch for those registered (service closes at 12:30)

• 1:00—Free time with options for:

—1:00—Giant Swing, children, youth & anyone interested

—1:00-4:00—Kayaks, canoes, paddleboards available at the waterfront

—2:00-4:00—Swimming  pool open

—Various other activities: antiquing, napping, reading, rehearsing for Variety,

Show, etc

• 5:30—Dinner for those registered (service closes at 6)

• 7—Variety Show in Ehlers Hall

• 8:30—Board games & snacks (bring you own favorite munchies to share),

Sunday, June 2

• 8-8:30 —Breakfast for those registered (service closes at 8:30)

• 9—Quiet Time (and worship set-up)

•10—Worship by the River (Prayer Service will be held in DC for any not at the Retreat).

• Noon—Sunday Lunch for those registered (service closes at 12:30)

• 12:30—For those registered, clean-up facility & check out. All rooms must be vacated by 1 p.m.

There are multiple activities for children and youth. Childcare will also be provided for young children during the Sunday morning worship service and at other times during the weekend as arranged. (Parents shall arrange these other times directly with the childcare staff.