Upcoming Events @ Collins

October 03, 2018

Opportunities for Renewal & Growth @ Collins

2018 Great Hymns of the Faith 3

Site: Alton L. Collins Retreat Center

Dates: 10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018

Age Level: Adult

Cost: $18.50

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Come to the Collins Retreat Center for a fun and fascinating morning of singing favorite hymns of the Christian faith--both old and new! You'll also hear stories and gain insights as you explore the music, poetry, and theology of our heritage of congregational song, mixed with a healthy dose of amusing anecdotes and historical trivia. It all takes place in the beautiful Collins Chapel setting, led by the Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett, the immediate past president of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music & Worship Arts, and a self-professed hymn geek. The musical morning is followed by a delicious luncheon prepared from scratch, served overlooking the meadow and forest. The menu for Oct. 25 includes Classic Clam Chowder with Pancetta & Fresh Clams and Oyster Crackers; Golden Tarragon Waldorf Salad Over Mixed Greens; Seared Kielbasa Sausage & Onions; Fresh Baked Bread & Butter; and Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Cookies for dessert. Of course, coffee and tea are included, and we are proficient at caring for nearly any special dietary needs. After lunch, you're welcome to spend as long as you like exploring the grounds and facilities, shopping the Ten Thousand villages display, or relaxing in the Center's comfortable library.

Click here to download a flyer with more information.

Click here to view a video clip about the Great Hymns series.


Sustaining the Courage to Serve: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series 

Site: Alton L. Collins Retreat Center

Dates: 11/8/2018 - 7/13/2019

Age Level: Adult

Cost: $2,950 for four retreats (Early Bird discount of $50 if register by September 1st)

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Click here for more information on Courage: Circle of Trust.

This retreat series is grounded in the Circles of Trust® approach as described in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness. This series is intended for anyone who wants to live and work more wholeheartedly.

Since 1997 the Center for Courage & Renewal, through its international network of nearly 300 facilitators, has created a unique retreat-based approach to sustaining and renewing personal identity, professional integrity, and vocational vitality for people in all walks of life, particularly - but not limited to - those in the helping professions.

Teachers, principals and higher education professionals; clergy and lay leaders and others serving spiritual communities; members of the health and healing professions; on-profit and other community leaders, persons working in business and the arts and anyone who desires to sustain their “courage to serve.” This series of four retreats is designed for both experienced Circle of Trust® participants as well as those who may be attending for the first time.

This is a series of four weekend retreats, held at the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center, 32867 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek, Oregon:

  • Fall retreat: Thursday at 5:00pm - Saturday at 1:00pm, November 8-10, 2018
  • Winter retreat: Thursday at 5:00pm - Saturday at 1:00pm, January 31 - February 2, 2019
  • Spring retreat: Thursday at 5:00pm - Saturday at 1:00pm, April 11-13, 2019
  • Summer retreat: Thursday at 5:00pm - Saturday at 1:00pm, July 11-13, 2019

Facilitators are Caryl and Jeff Creswell and Karen Noordhoff.

FEES: $2,950 for four retreats (payments may be made in four installments), $2,650 if paid in full by check, $2,750 if paid in full by credit. Single occupancy may be available for a surcharge of $75 per retreat.

Scholarship funds are available, please contact Caryl, Jeff or Karen here.

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