We are pleased to announce that the much anticipated and beloved annual, in-person gathering of the Women of Foundry with our sister congregations, returns at Pecometh Riverside Retreat Center, a UMC facility across the Bay bridge in Maryland (136 Bookers Wharf Rd, Centreville Maryland).
The retreat center is similar in design to Priestfield and can accommodate our traditional plenary session, afternoon groups, walks, singing-up-the-sun (though the sunsets are incredible over the Chester River), and the myriad of activities we've come to enjoy as we connect for a weekend of feeding our soul, minds and body.
Oh how our hearts have yearned for this reconnection!! As we relaunch our retreat and navigate the accommodations of a new facility, we are working on the details of lodging, the retreat sessions and activities, meals and transportation. At this time, we do know that, like many things, post-Covid, the retreat fee (based on costs charged by the Retreat Center) will be about 25% higher than our last in-person retreat in February 2020 at Priestfield. We are advising of this fee increase so we can all plan accordingly.
As in prior years, scholarships will be available upon request. We want to ensure that all who wish to attend, do so. Very soon, we'll be conducting a "pre-registration" of your level of interest, and collecting needs, interests and volunteer opportunities. So that we can anticipate and plan, we ask that you participate. We recognize that this is a new facility, in a new location, and we have many new mothers among prior attendees, as well as concerns about ongoing Covid related protocols and practices. So that we can best reach you for our "save the date, registration of interest" communications/surveys, please be sure that you are a member of or registered with the Women's Retreat Group on the Foundry website and, if already a member, please ensure your contact information is current.
We are ecstatic about Women's retreat relaunching and being reimagined. We look forward to being with each other again and meeting newcomers as we make new memories at Pecometh! Stay tuned - More to come!
Retreat servant leaders: Sharon O'Donoghue and Paula Blair
Pecometh Retreat Center | Centreville, MD
Friday, February 24–Sunday, February 26, 2023
Rev. Jonathan Brown, Director of Discipleship Ministries