Men’s Fellowship Planning to Retreat in 2018! (3/16/18)

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Bible Study, EventAnnouncement, men, UMM | 0 comments

Our Men’s Fellowship group has booked spots at the Black Rock Retreat Center for the third weekend in March, 2018.  We’re getting ready for our annual retreat!  Circle the dates: Our retreat will be from Friday 3/16/18 through Sunday 3/18/18. 

This year’s retreat will be the 17th year in a row we’ve gone to Black Rock, and each time we have bonded together as friends, learned more about our Amazing God, and we always leave Black Rock closer to God and more inspired to walk closer to Him.  There is a small core of “oldtimers” who have attended most of these 16 retreats, but many of us have never attended (or haven’t attended in a while).  The fellowship is always fresh.  Each year’s group has had a different “flavor” and each year has given us the chance to deepen old relationships and to make new friends.

This year’s speaker will be Pastor George DeVol.  George was formally a pastor at Laurel Hill Bible Church in Clementon, NJ and more recently was a director at Camp Haluwasa in Hammonton New Jersey, which is a Christian camp
(“Haluwasa” stands for “HALLelujah What a SAvior!”).

Pastor George’s theme for the weekend will be:  “To Live is Christ: Studies from the Book of Philippians”


17th  Annual Men’s Fellowship Group Retreat: March 16-18, 2018

This year’s retreat will be held on the weekend of March 16 at the Black Rock Retreat Center.  The Black Rock Retreat Center is located in Quarryville, PA. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from Pitman to Black Rock, and car pools will be organized. Plans are still in the works, but here’s how our retreat weekends usually play out:

  • Friday- Dinner at the Quarryville Family Restaurant (Optional)
  • Friday- First session
  • Saturday morning- Session #2
  • Saturday afternoon- free time
  • Saturday evening- Session #3
  • Sunday morning- wrap up and worship.  Depart by noon.

The retreat is open to any man 17 years or older.


Details and Payments

The initial payment is due on Sunday January 7.  You can pay the entire cost or leave a $50 deposit.   Checks can be given to Chris Valianti or Gene Sevene, or they can be placed in the offering plate.  

Make checks payable to “Pitman United Methodist Church” and put “UMM Retreat” on the memo line.



You have three options on where to spend your nights.  All of these facilities are on the Black Rock Grounds (everything is within easy walking distance- you won’t need your car all weekend).  The price shown is the entire cost for the whole weekend (including meals).  Click the link for more info on each facility…

  • Bunk Cabin:                     $129.00 (sleeps 10)   (no linens included)
  • Whip-poor-will Lodge:   $179 (sleeps 8- Queen and Twin beds w/ sheets)    
  • Dogwood Motel:              $167 (sleeps 3 per room- 1 Queen & 2 Twin beds w/sheets) 

Click this link for more info about the:  Black Rock Facilities



Lots of it!  On Friday we’ll meet at a local restaurant (optional).  After that,  all meals are included and served in Black Rock’s cafeteria…

  • Saturday:  Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
  • Sunday:    Breakfast and lunch


For a taste of one of our retreats, here’s a look at last year’s retreat…

Men Retreat to Strengthen their Mission (3/17/17)


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For more information about our Men’s Fellowship Group, click this button:  Mens Fellowship  





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