St. George’s 2022 Parish Weekend
October 7 – 9 2022
Shrine Mont is a place where people are more important than things; where prayer and reflection, rest and recreation are more important than appointments and tasks. Shrine Mont is where we connect as a community and finally have time to meet each other, laugh together, and share stories of difficult commutes and…set life down for awhile. Shrine Mont is a place where kids play out in God’s own creation and we all give thanks for streams and flowers and ponds full of fish. Shrine Mont is marshmallows and memories—a place where we celebrate being part of the family of God.
Our theme this year is Joy in the Morning. The Psalmist tells us that “weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5 NRSV). These past few years have been a very long, dark night full of much weeping and tears. We are looking forward to the dawning of a new post-COVID era, full of joyful rejoicing. Our morning program will focus on ways to reclaim joy.
We will also provide special activities on Saturday morning for youth and teens to reconnect with their friends. On-site activities may include a nature hike, yoga, creative art, and games.
The Shrine Mont retreat facility is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Lodging is in a quaint old hotel and nearby cottages, all with private baths. Meals are served in the large dining room of Virginia House, the main conference facility. Tips are appreciated by the dining room staff.
Free time activities
Shrine Mont has something for everyone – unless you are looking for a TV! Activities include fishing, hiking, porch sitting, sleeping, playing music with friends, crafts, reading, playing bridge, hayrides, games, wading in the lake.
Also…Scholarships are available to any parishioner; please speak to any of our clergy. Funding requests will be held in confidence. Sharing and receiving are nurturing elements in our Community growth—if resources permit, consider contributing to our scholarship fund. Donations will be cheerfully accepted and greatly appreciated.
Questions or more info? Contact Danielle Davis or 540.373.4133.