Church Street Singles Ministry will hold its annual Springtime Getaway Retreat at Sterchi Lodge on
April 19-21. The Lodge, owned by Church Street, is just over the North Carolina line at the beginning
of the Smoky Mountains. The weekend is an excellent opportunity to get away and relax, rejuvenate and restore at this natural scenic site.
The theme for the weekend is “Mountaintop Getaway” as our Spring Retreat will be a social/recreational non-structured weekend. There will be time to kick back and relax, enjoy hiking, singing, biking(BYOBike), volleyball, board games, and reflection.
The cost for the weekend is $50 for two nights, including three meals on Saturday and two meals on
Sunday. Dinner is on your own Friday evening. Partial weekend registration is available for $15 a night
and $6 a meal. The group will meet Friday at the Church at 6:30 p.m. and drive to Newport for dinner
(on your own) at a local restaurant and then continue to the Lodge.
Sterchi Lodge has dormitory style (men’s and women’s wing) sleeping quarters and complete shower/
restroom facilities. Meals and partial clean-up are done as a group effort. Participants need to bring
Friday dinner money, comfortable clothes, a jacket, a sleeping bag or bedding, pillow, flashlight, towel/
washcloth, soap and toiletries. (You may wish to bring extra clothes and suitable outdoor hiking wear)
Also, bring along a snack to share. Note: couples are also welcome.
Please make checks payable to Church Street UMC, memo Sterchi Lodge. Paid Registration is due on
Wednesday, April 17. For information, contact coordinator John Waddell at (J7Waddell@aol.com) or
phone at 865-405-8538.
You can pick up registration forms in the church office, or click here.