Churchwide Retreat

Adults, Young Adults

Friday – Sunday, August 24-26 | Shrine Mont Retreat Center

Join the MPC community for a relaxing weekend with inspiring worship and relaxing fellowship! Whether you are new to MPC and looking to connect or a long-time member who is looking forward to our evenings of fellowship on the porch, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to deepen your relationships with God and one another.


About the Speaker

Assistant Pastor Rob Yancey oversees the grace-filled worship, community, and missions for our Fairfax site that will launch in 2019. Before coming to MPC, Rob served as a Pastor of Family Ministry and as the Director of Missions and Outreach for a large Presbyterian church.

Rob and his wife, Liz, spent 8 years serving in South Africa where he was an Area Director for Campus Outreach Johannesburg. In addition to pioneering a new ministry, Rob planned conferences, led cross-cultural training teams, and built relationships with students and the local church. Outside of church, Rob enjoys concerts at the 9:30 Club, fly fishing, cheering on his North Carolina Tar Heels, and relaxing with a game night with Liz and their two boys, Ben and Will.


Shrine Mont is located in the town of Orkney Springs in the Shenandoah Valley, about 100 miles west of Washington, DC. This peaceful retreat center nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains offers a variety of activities, including swimming, hiking, tennis, and more.

Please plan to depart by 5pm on Friday, August 24. Please be sure to eat dinner before you arrive. Shrine Mont is about a two hour drive from the DC area. We will head back after lunch on Sunday.

For Your Kids

While adults enjoy engaging sessions and teaching, our children (6 weeks – rising 6th grade) will be engaged by special programming and activities developed specifically for them.

For questions or to volunteer to help with childcare, contact Rosemary Spooner or Melanie Janetsky.

Logistics & What to Pack

Three meals on Saturday and two meals on Sunday are included in the cost. Bedding and bath towels will be provided, but bring your own beach towel. The Lodge charges extra for cribs, so bring your own Pack ’n Play for babies and toddlers.

What to Bring: Bible, fan, casual clothes, bathing suits, beach towels, pack’n’play for toddlers/babies, and a fan. Also every person/couple should bring chips or dessert and juice or soda for the refreshment table. And did we mention, a fan!