Christmount Retreat

October 2-5, 2024

Agenda and Pricing

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker this year is Reverend Stacy Grove, known for workshops on Conscious Aging and Eco-Spirituality. Please see our agenda to see what we have planned for the retreat. As always, there will be free time for hiking, conversation, or seeing more of beautiful Black Mountain.

If you have questions about the retreat that you need answered prior to making a deposit, please reply to this email to reach Loye Messina.


If you want to carpool and/or are willing to drive and offer someone a ride, please let Loye know. Drivers will arrange with riders to meet on Wednesday morning to depart.

Oct 2 - Wednesday

Afternoon arrival & check in

4:00 pm: Welcome reception

Oct 3 Thursday

  • 7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am: Welcome
  • 9:15 am: Drumming session and Introductions 
  • 9:30-11 am: Stacy L Grove, M Div- Topic: Sage- ing, Conscious Aging
  • 11 am: Reflection / Free time
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 pm: Free Time

Optional group hike: Steve to lead moderate hike/ Lori to lead easy hike

  • 6:00 PM Dinner at Black Mountain Bistro

Oct 4 -Friday

  • 7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 10:15 am: Rev. Stacy L Grove, M Div - Topic: Eco-spirituality - interdependence
  • 10:30 am: Reflection / Free Time
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:00 pm: Free Time
  • 5:00 pm: Evening Meal
  • 7:00 - 8 pm: Fire / Harvest Reflections - Rev. Stacy L Grove, M Div

Oct 5 - Saturday

7:30 am: Breakfast & Closing Session - Theresa Riggins 

Reverend Stacy Grove, M.Div.

Information on Conscious Aging
About Rev. Grove
Christmount Website
Town of Black Mountain

Fees include the use of Christmount facilities and meeting rooms, welcome reception, lodging for 3 nights, and meals (3 breakfasts and 2 lunches).

Dinners are not included. We typically go to a restaurant in Black Mountain.

  • Two attendees sharing a room: $281each
  • One attendee in private room: $446

  • A deposit of $100 per person is due by June 1
  • Balance is due by September 1

  • We gladly accept contributions to our speaker fee.

We have some money available for partial scholarships. If you need assistance in order to attend, please contact our financial secretary at the link below.

Please pay via check or Square. If you use Square, let our financial secretary, Ed Hubbard, know that the payment is for your deposit.

Put designated checks in offering plate or mail to:


Financial Secretary

P.O. Box 147

Wake Forest, NC 27588

Pay via Square
Email Ed
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