Youth and Adult retreat events at Chanco

As our summer camp comes to a close, we hear many campers saying, “I can’t wait a whole year to come back to Chanco!” Our answer is, “You don’t have to!” The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia hosts retreats at Chanco throughout the year for young people grades 6-12. These retreats are an opportunity to reunite with camp friends. They are also fantastic programs designed to form disciples of Jesus through worship, fellowship, education, service and wellness. They are also a ton of fun! Don’t miss a chance for more laughter, singing, worship and friendships in Chanco’s magical woods. Attend a youth event this school year and reunite with friends old and new. Our Diocesan Youth Missioner, Ashley Scruggs, can be contacted for more information on any diocesan youth event and she can be reached at 757-213-3393 or at ascruggs@diosova.orgGiving-3

If you are a parent who hears your child talk about the magic of Chanco and says to yourself, “I wish there was something for adults!”, we have the answer for you too! The Cursillo movement in the Diocese of Southern Virginia hosts three retreats annually at Chanco for adults of all ages. The weekends are four days in length consisting of self-reflection, prayer, large and small group discussion, music, worship, and fellowship.   Cursillo is defined as a movement within the Episcopal Church designed to help us grow closer to Jesus Christ. It’s also a community where we’re encouraged to live joyfully and serve faithfully in grace. But it is truly more than that. It is an opportunity to deepen your faith, share it with others, and make new friends from throughout our diocese who share your passion for Christ. If any of this sounds inviting to you, please prayerfully consider attending a Cursillo weekend.AAAA_IMG_2981

More information and registration for all events can be found below. Join us at Chanco on the James for youth events and adult retreats designed for fun, faith and fellowship! Make new friends from throughout our diocese, find a deeper relationship with God and discover exciting worship opportunities at any of our retreat events! Don’t wait ‘till next summer; join us for fun and faith in God’s great outdoors this school year!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

October Weekend: October 2-4, 2015. (Grades 8-12). Join with teens from all over our diocese for a weekend of great music, small groups, socials and games, meaningful discussions, a dance and really incredible worship experiences. Come experience the presence of God in community Registration will open soon. Questions? Contact Youth Missioner Ashley Scruggs at ascruggs@diosova.org.

Biking for a Better World: October 10, 2015. Chanco on the James and Episcopal Relief & Development are working together for the second annual fundraising bike ride event in the Williamsburg area. Registration will begin soon. Funds raised will benefit Chanco and Episcopal Relief & Development. Questions or if you are interested in helping to organize the ride please contact the Rev. Keith Emerson (Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development) at keith@saintpauls-suffolk.org.

Fall Pre-Happening Staff Weekend: October 24-25, 2015. Open to all Happening Alumni who are interested in serving as staff members for Happening #63. Questions? Contact Youth Missioner Ashley Scruggs at ascruggs@diosova.org.

Cursillo #158: Co-Ed Weekend: October 15-18, 2015. Rector: Richard Toll. Cursillo is a movement within the Episcopal Church. It is an adult retreat designed to help us grow closer to Jesus Christ. It’s also a community where we’re encouraged to live joyfully and serve faithfully in grace. For more information on Cursillo or to apply to be a candidate or a team member, please visit the Cursillo website at www.cursillodsv.org or contact Richard at ritoll@cox.net.

Happening #63: November 6-7, 2015. (Open to grades 10-12 and adult advisors who have never attended Happening). The focal point of this weekend is learning and experiencing the love of Christ. The weekend format includes a series of talks, movies, small group activities and worship, as well as opportunities for fellowship, fun, and making new friends. Questions? Contact Youth Missioner Ashley Scruggs at ascruggs@diosova.org.

November Weekend: November 13-15, 2015. (Grades 6-9). Make new friends at this fall retreat at Chanco! November Weekend includes music, games, activities, socials, small group discussions and amazing worship! Questions? Contact Youth Missioner Ashley Scruggs at ascruggs@diosova.org.

Spring Pre-Happening Staff Weekend: February 27-28, 2016. Open to all Happening Alumni who are interested in serving as staff members for Happening #64. Questions? Contact Youth Missioner Ashley Scruggs at ascruggs@diosova.org.

Happening #64: March 11-13, 2016. (Open to grades 10-12 and adult advisors who have never attended Happening). The focal point of this weekend is learning and experiencing the love of Christ. The weekend format includes a series of talks, movies, small group activities and worship, as well as opportunities for fellowship, fun, and making new friends. Questions? Contact Youth Missioner Ashley Scruggs at ascruggs@diosova.org.

May Weekend: May 20-22, 2016. (Grades 8-12). Join with teens from all over our diocese for a weekend of great music, small groups, socials and games, meaningful discussions, a dance and really incredible worship experiences. Come experience the presence of God in community Registration will open soon. Questions? Contact Youth Missioner Ashley Scruggs at ascruggs@diosova.org

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