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Why does almost everyone report their Pilgrimage Weekend was fun, challenging, interesting, and reinvigorating? Why do so many also feel Pilgrimage was a big step in their spiritual Journey with Christ? For a variety of reasons, depending upon the person:
- "Getting away": Many of us are bombarded by so many activities and challenges in our lives that our spiritual lives are intentionally or unintentionally put on “hold”. Away from the world, we have a chance to renew.
- "Get Un-Stuck": Many Pilgrims are active in worship and study, but still find they are “stuck” on a plateau and are looking for a way to “jump start” their journey.
- "Be with other Christians": A Pilgrimage Weekend is an opportunity to be together with other Christians also seeking spiritual growth.
- "Stop just going through the motions": The church may be the center of our lives, but participation may have become an obligation or a job, rather than a “calling”.
- "New spiritual growth": Some Pilgrims are actively growing spiritually, but are also looking for the next rung on the ladder of their journey.
Pilgrimage is for Christian men and women - either single or married - who are in a church where they live, and seek growth in their faith, or in the application of faith to everyday life.
A Weekend involves a whole variety of activities which, when taken together, make up your "Pilgrimage." Almost everyone has fun while they grow spiritually. You:
- worship in Chapel once or more daily;
- join daily in Holy Communion;
- listen to (and discuss as a group) several talks, given both by ordained ministers and lay people;
- participate in a variety of group activities which are often filled with laughter and joy;
- eat good food at tables with others;
- sing, sing, sing;
- enjoy quiet time for reflection.
The next Pilgrimage will be at Camp Paron, located in central Arkansas, about 30 minutes west of Little Rock.
Camp Paron is away from the "noise" of the world, surrounded by God´s creation, and offers hotel-style rooms, a beautiful chapel, and good food.
In this setting, we can slow down, be able to hear God's still and silent voice, and re-connect with Christ and one another. Worship and fellowship take on new meaning here.
The Weekend is only a beginning!
- Once you are back home, what you learned and experienced during the Weekend can be put into practice in your daily walk, your local congregation and community.
- Back home, you will be supported by many others who have attended their Pilgrimage Weekend.
- You will have the opportunity to meet weekly in small groups to reinforce one another and to share the Christian life.
- After you have been through your own Weekend, you can (if you desire) help staff a weekend for others. This experience has helped complete the circle for many.
It's easy. You can register online, or by mail.
- Click here to register online.
- Click here to download a printable registration form for mailing to the Registrar (the address is on the form).
Anyone who has previously attended can provide you with details. Or you can contact us by clicking here, and we will get right back to you with the information you need.
All of the "staff" for a Weekend are volunteers who pay their own expenses. Further, the materials used during the Weekend are contributed by churches and individuals who support the program.
Therefore, costs for the Weekend go toward lodging and meals for the three days and nights: $200.
Because we believe nobody should be prevented if they can't afford the cost, full or partial scholarships are available on a confidential basis. (You may request a partial or full scholarship when you register. )