Prayer and Meditation Retreat


February 5 - 8, 2019

A retreat for those seeking a quiet, close time with God in the winter mountains.


We will practice silent prayer in many forms: contemplative worship, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Ignatian prayer, meditation, journaling, and labyrinth walking; these will be among the spiritual disciplines that we will explore. Our days will be quiet, our meals simple; there will be some total group time to discuss our use of silence, daily practice at home, and other prayer/meditation issues that may arise.


There will be 8 hours of silence on Thursday, including lunch (9 AM - 5 PM).

Join Rev. Jamie Brame, Christmount Program Director, for his last retreat at Christmount!


Tuesday evening: Supper, Orientation and Silence, Fellowship

Wednesday: worship times throughout the day, discussion time, prayer practices, and silence

Thursday: Silent day from 9 AM - 5 PM

Friday: the retreat ends by 11 AM

What to Bring
 - meditation cushions if you choose to sit on the floor

 - Yoga mat (Christmount has a few if you need one)

 - loose, comfortable clothing

 - comfortable walking shoes for outdoor meditation (weather permitting)

 - a snack to share

 - journal, writing tools

 - Bible and other books


Tuesday, February 5
 Afternoon     Registration, dinner on your own
 7:00 PM        
Orientation, Sharing our Journeys, Durant Assembly Hall
 8:30              Evening Prayer
 9:00              Fellowship time, Upstairs Lobby

Wednesday, February 6
 8:00 AM       Breakfast
 9:00              Morning Prayer
 9:45              "Practices for Deeper Prayer"
10:30             Personal Silent Time
11:45             Midday Prayer
12:00 PM      Lunch
 1:00              Rest, Personal Time
 4:00              Christian and Zen Meditation Techniques 
 5:30              Afternoon Prayer
 6:00              Supper
 7:00              Prayer and Community Worship
 8:30              Evening Prayer
 9:00              Fellowship Time

Thursday, February 7
 8:00 AM      Breakfast
 9:00             Morning Prayer, with silence until Afternoon Prayer at 5:00
    (lunch will be served in the Dining Hall at 12:30. Because there is a group meeting in the Conference Dining Room from 11:30 - 1:15, we will get our food in the Conference Dining Room and eat in the Camper Dining Room. There will be guidance on how to deal with the people you come into contact with while you're getting your food!)
 5:00 PM      Afternoon Prayer
 5:30             Unpacking the Day
 6:15             Supper
 7:00            "Where Does the Time Go:  Finding time daily for personal prayer"
 8:30             Evening Prayer
 9:00             Fellowship Time

Friday, February 8
 8:00 AM       Breakfast
 9:00             Final Reflections
10:15            Closing Worship and Departure (by 11 AM)


Lodging: Guest House motel rooms

Meals: Tuesday supper through Friday breakfast


Begins: Tuesday, 6:00 pm Supper
Ends: Friday, 11:00 am


To Register: Call (828) 669-8977 or click here for online registration



Single occupancy (recommended)   $275

Double occupancy $193 / person

(cost includes all meals Wednesday breakfast - Friday breakfast, lodging, some snacks)

​Partial scholarship assistance may be available through the Christmount Scholarship Fund.