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Theme: “Growing Into the Reformed Christian Faith”

We had a wonderful Retreat for Confirmation-Age Youth over leap year weekend!  Six churches with over 35 youth attended and explored where Presbyterians fit in the Christian family, challenging aspects of God’s grace and sovereignty, and how to live in and help reform the Church!

Videos of Matt Taylor’s presentations available here!

Session 1: Family Trees

Session 2: Living by Grace in the Reformed Tradition

Session 3: How to Be a Lifelong Church Member and Bible Lover

For all Churches in the National Capital Presbytery

(RI member churches with discount!)

February 28, 29 and March 1

(from Friday evening through Sunday morning)

Location: Claggett Center
3035 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, MD 21710

Cost: $125 per student (if reserved by Feb. 15) – Thanks to a Presbytery grant! Scholarships available.

$165 per leader ($100/leader for RI member churches!)

This retreat engaged our youth with the Reformed Vision of being Christian, being part of the Church,  and their relevance today!

Our leader was Dr. Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar of the Institute of Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies, who wowed us last year!

Special thanks to Mary Hill and Beth Williams for their planning and leadership!

Retreat for Confirmation 2020 flyer

Retreat for Confirmation 2020 schedule

Friday, September 13 thru Sunday, September 15 with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby

What if “play” is our real work— creative work through which the Holy Spirit guides us more fully into being who we are, as children of God?

You are invited to a Church Retreat with:

Heritage Presbyterian Church

Schedule (join us as much as you can)

Friday 6:30pm – 8:00pm (with dinner)
Saturday 9:00am – 3:30pm (with lunch)
Sunday 9:00am – Noon, Inter-generational Class, Worship (10:00am), and Potluck

Cost only $10 or $25 per family (child friendly)

Register at https://www.heritagechurchva.org/fallretreat or call 703-360-9546

Download the Event Flyer


Guest Speaker

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby
Austin Theological Seminary

Professor Cynthia Rigby joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1995. The Dallas Morning News called Professor Rigby “one of the great theologians of our time.”>Connections (Westminster John Knox); the first volume was published in 2018.

An energetic scholar, Dr. Rigby’s latest book is Holding Faith: A Practical Introduction to Christian Faith (Abingdon Press, 2018). She is also the author of The Promotion of Social Righteousness (Witherspoon Press, 2010) and is co-editor (with Beverly Gaventa) of Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002) and editor of Power, Powerlessness, and the Divine: New Inquiries in Bible and Theology (Duke University Press, 1997). She is currently completing a book on Christian feminist theology for Baker Academic Press and a book on “grace and play”.

Professor Rigby is the co-chair of the Reformed Theology and History Unit of the American Academy of Religion, where she has been an active member since 1993. She has been a member of the Workgroup on Constructive Theology for sixteen years. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Reformed Theology and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

This event will be rescheduled in the Fall due to the present health crisis.  Thank you all for your understanding, and prayers for your safety and wellness.

Was scheduled for Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3 with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby

What if “play” is our real work— creative work through which the Holy Spirit guides us more fully into being who we are, as children of God?

You are invited to a Church Retreat with:

Heritage Presbyterian Church

Schedule (join us as much as you can)

Friday 6:30pm – 8:00pm (with dinner)
Saturday 9:00am – 3:30pm (with lunch)
Sunday 9:00am – Noon, Inter-generational Class, Worship (10:00am), and Potluck

Cost only $10 or $25 per family (child friendly)

Register at https://www.heritagechurchva.org/churchretreat or call 703-360-9546


Guest Speaker

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby
Austin Theological Seminary

Professor Cynthia Rigby joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1995. The Dallas Morning News called Professor Rigby “one of the great theologians of our time.”>Connections (Westminster John Knox); the first volume was published in 2018.

An energetic scholar, Dr. Rigby’s latest book is Holding Faith: A Practical Introduction to Christian Faith (Abingdon Press, 2018). She is also the author of The Promotion of Social Righteousness (Witherspoon Press, 2010) and is co-editor (with Beverly Gaventa) of Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002) and editor of Power, Powerlessness, and the Divine: New Inquiries in Bible and Theology (Duke University Press, 1997). She is currently completing a book on Christian feminist theology for Baker Academic Press and a book on “grace and play”.

Professor Rigby is the co-chair of the Reformed Theology and History Unit of the American Academy of Religion, where she has been an active member since 1993. She has been a member of the Workgroup on Constructive Theology for sixteen years. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Reformed Theology and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

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