Annual Parish Retreat
It is with deep regret that due to CoVid 19, the annual Parish Retreat will not occur at Kanuga this coming November.However, the Parish Retreat co-chairs and committee are currently working on alternative parish activities and will provide details within the couple of weeks regarding our traditional Kanuga weekend.(September 13, 2020)
Every year in November, about 300 St. Luke’s members travel to Kanuga, an Episcopal conference center in Hendersonville, North Carolina for a wonderful fall weekend in the Smoky Mountains. While the programs have a spiritual focus, there is lots of recreation and fun led by our clergy, staff, and members of the Parish Weekend Planning Committee. This wonderful time usually takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving Day.
The weekend begins with arrivals Friday afternoon, followed by supper and “Cabin Crawl.” Saturday is full of programs and activities for all ages, although none are mandatory, and Saturday night is the legendary costume dance party. The weekend ends with Holy Eucharist Sunday morning before returning home, sometimes via one of the small nearby towns with a stop for lunch or crafts shopping.
Many parishioners say the parish weekend is their favorite thing about St. Luke’s, and in recent years the registration spots have filled up quickly. Scholarships are available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.
For more information, contact the Rev. Horace Griffin.