Registrations are now closed! See below for details.

Metro invites you to our first annual church-wide retreat. Our hope is for you to delight in the Lord, find rest, and connect with others. Register today for a wonderful weekend as a body at the lovely Sandy Cove Retreat and Conference Center, just an hour south of Philadelphia.

Details

  • Dates: Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15
  • Location: Sandy Cove Retreat & Conference Center, 60 Sandy Cove Rd, North East, MD 21901
  • Accommodations: Hotel Style Rooms + Cabins (College Students) – All Linens/Towels Provided
  • Meals: Sat Breakfast, Sat Lunch, Sat Dinner (snacks provided after worship)
  • Cost (All Inclusive):
    • Regular – $140
    • College Student – $100
    • Children (4+) – $50
    • Financial Aid is available. Please do not let finances determine your participation at the retreat this year. Follow instructions on the registration page for more information on applying.
    • Note: These costs include subsidies paid for by Metro. If your schedule allows you to attend part-time only (especially for parents), please contact registration@metropres.org for partial-weekend costs.
  • Packing List: Bible, Notebook, Pen/Pencil, Spring Clothing for three days (casual and recreational gear), Jacket/Coat, Sunday outfit (for church on Sunday morning), Sneakers, Toiletries, Eyewear/Lenses, Computers/iPads (if necessary). Please be sensitive to our body by not bringing alcohol or drugs onsite.
  • Questions? Email registration@metropres.org.

How To Register & Pay

Registrations are now closed.

Thank you to Metro for allowing us to reach full capacity in just over 3 days!

*If you missed the registration window and would still like to register, please contact us at registration@metropres.org. We will place you on the waitlist where late registrations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. While we want to include everyone, we are currently full and will do our best to accommodate you. You will be contacted by early next week on your registration status.

For those who have registered, but haven’t paid, please note that your registration is not guaranteed until you’ve paid in full. For any further questions, please contact us at registration@metropres.org.

Full payment is required to guarantee a slot for the retreat, received by no later than Thursday, April 12th. Once you register, you will be given access to a personalized, secure pay center where you can submit payment for the retreat. Payments are refundable on a case-by-case basis.

Speaker Info

Reverend Andrew Kim

Rev. Andrew Kim currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. He received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, counseling certificates from the Christian Counseling Education Foundation and is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at Westminster.

Retreat Objectives

Our theme is “Home”. It is our hope that those who attend will experience the following:
  • Delight in the Lord; retreats provide a change in context, a weekend of spiritual focus, and great opportunities to hear God’s word and worship as a body.
  • Rest for the soul; as Christians, we are called to rest in Jesus; this retreat is designed to provide opportunities for you to rest in various dimensions: physically, contemplatively, worshipfully, recreationally, and in community. You can sign up for golf, connect with others deeply along the harbor (at the retreat site), engage in sports onsite, sleep, snack.
  • Deeper connection with “family”; retreats are designed to provide concentrated opportunities to connect, do life, and rest with others—which can lead to developing valuable relationships along one’s spiritual journey. We do not believe in structured recreation or ice-breakers; however, there will be small group times for sharing and praying together—and opportunities to organically demonstrate love.

RETREAT FAQ

Yes, you must register regardless your status at the retreat; your part-time status (and costs) will not be accounted for until you register and proceed to the payment center, which allows for part-time payments. Keep in mind, the subsidized cost of attending part-time isn’t much less than the cost to attend the entire retreat. We strongly encourage you to participate in its entirety. Parents: We understand that it may be easier to attend the full day on Saturday-only; merely arrive before 10:00AM on Saturday so that your children can participate in their separate worship program.
No, only children 4+ are charged at a very reduced rate.
Yes, please register and proceed to the payment center; you will be able to request financial aid there. If you have any questions, contact registration@metropres.org.
Each room contains 3 or 4 beds (https://groups.sandycove.org/chesapeake-lodge-guest-rooms). Families will be placed in one room (please bring your own travel pens for toddlers/infants, if necessary); couples will most likely have their own rooms. Single adults will be placed with friends, with best attempts to keep good friends together. College students will enjoy separate men’s and women’s cabins, complete with kitchenettes, showers, and beds (https://groups.sandycove.org/log-cabins).
Yes; on Saturday, all children and toddlers can participate in a separate morning worship program at ~10:00AM and at 7:00PM-8:00PM before going to bed (the adult worship will not begin until 8:15PM); we recommend one parent be present per child at each of the children’s worship sessions.
Although additional volunteers will be available, after much consideration, it has been recommended that fathers coordinate and take all children during one-half of Saturday afternoon’s recreational period (2 hours), followed by mothers taking over children during the other half (2 hours). As our toddlers grow into young children, greater possibilities will avail regarding worship and recreation.
Sandy Cove is a beautiful place to enjoy good conversations. However, Metro will provide additional activities—for example, golf (tee-times reserved), hiking at Elk Neck State Park, offshore fishing or boating (with rented boats), and offsite wine-tasting (for eligible participants). Late night, we will have campfires for college students and adults, separately. There will be a few “surprise” activity offerings as well. Please bring appropriate equipment, gear, and clothing (for athletics, lounging, and cold weather, all optional).
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