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April 2018 Men's Retreat

Spring 2018 Men’s Retreat Information


Spring 2018 Men’s Retreat Information

The dates for the Spring Men’s Retreat are Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, 2018.  We will return to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly near Black Mountain.  The cost remains at $79 per person (double occupancy room with 2 queen beds and a private bath) with Friday supper and Saturday breakfast.  

Friday and Saturday activities include hiking on many trails, tennis, golf, biking, and simply enjoying the facilities at Blue Ridge Assembly.  Golf details are available from Mike Sease drstrangedad1944@charter.net.  Tennis details are available from Jim McAnulty mcanulty123@charter.net.  Hiking details are available from Jerry Ariail wingderm@aol.com, and the Friday hike is Cataba Falls Hike at the base of Old Fort Mountain.

 Friday supper (6:00 – 6:45 PM) consists of NC pulled pork with BBQ sauces, dry rubbed BBQ chicken, potato salad, green beans, macaroni & cheese, salad bar,  baked rolls, chocolate cake and drink.

Saturday breakfast (8:00 – 8:45 AM)  consists of scrambled eggs, sausage patties, hashbrowns with carmelized onions, buttermilk biscuits, sawmill gravy, breakfast bar including fruit, yogurt, cereal, and drink.

Rev. Dr. Sherrill Babb, Chancellor Emeritus and President Emeritus of Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) will return as our devotions leader.  The title of his presentations Fri. evening 7:00 PM and Sat. morning 9:00 AM is “The Life and Walk of the Godly Man”.  We are blessed to have Dr. Babb return with his most meaningful messages for us men.

Rev. Gabe Malloy will share about the men who have influenced his life on Sat. morning.

Ed Mathis and his group, Stepsons of the Pioneers, will have a group of songs that will lift our spirits on Friday night, and our group certainly enjoyed them before.

As was the case in 2017 YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly requires a deposit of $40.00 per person to reserve the rooms and the meeting space.  There are 22 who have currently sent in their deposit, and there are currently only 4 additional rooms (maximum of 8 additional guys) available,  but these rooms are on a first come/first serve basis since there are other groups at Blue Ridge Assembly simultaneously with our group.  Check in Friday is 3:00 PM and check out Saturday  is 11:00 AM

Therefore, to secure your reservation, mail a check for $40.00 (check needs to be made payable  to Jerry Ariail)  to Jerry Ariail, 174 Rhododendron Drive, Arden, NC 28704 since Jerry is the contact person for this event with YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.    

A commuter option is available payable at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly on arrival,  but reservations are required by emailing Jerry at wingderm@aol.com. The cost of  Friday night supper is $15.50, and Saturday breakfast is $9.50. 

The deadline for all arrangements (both complete retreat option and also commuter option) is Wednesday, April 4.