Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

“Making Wise the Simple”

Psalm 19:1-14

Ministers and Spouses Retreat

February 26-27, 2016 • 6:30 pm Friday – 3:00 pm Saturday

W. E. Skelton 4-H Center • 775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz, VA


Updated Information:

Please bring a mug/cup with you!!!!!


Saturday Breakfast:

  • French Toast with maple syrup
  • Bacon
  • Assorted Fruits
  • Danishes
  • Assorted Cereals
  • Milk, Coffee and Juice

Saturday Lunch:

  • Stuffed jumbo shells covered in marinara sauce and cheese or spaghetti with meat sauce
  • Tossed salad
  • Garlic bread
  • Dessert – Ice Cream Cups!!!!


Join us for a time of reflection and fellowship!  This annual retreat, sponsored by the Virlina District Commission on Ministry, will be led by Mary Jo Flory-Steury.  All ministers and spouses of ministers are invited to attend.  .4 CEUs are available.  Please register by February 6, 2016.


The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words;their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

                                                                                                                                    - Psalm 19:1-4     

Friday, Feb. 26

5:30 – Registration/Snack Supper

6:30 – Gathering/Worship  “Making Wise the Simple” – Psalm 19:1-14

7:30 – Session 1: “Reviving the Soul” – 7The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul…

8:30 – Free Time

Saturday, Feb. 27

8:30 – Breakfast

9:30 – Session 2: “Rejoicing the Heart” – 8the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart…

10:20 – Free Time

11:10 – Session 3: “Enlightening the Eyes” – 8bthe commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes….

12:00 – Lunch

1:30 – Session 4: “Enduring Forever” - 9the fear of the Lord is pure,enduring forever

2:30 – Reflection/Closing – “My Rock and My Redeemer” – Psalm 19:14

3:00 – Departure


To register, please call or email Tabitha.  See contact information below.


Retreat Leader: Mary Jo Flory-Steury

Update: Due to a sudden medical emergency, Mary Jo and her husband, Mark, will be unable to join us for the retreat.  We pray that God's wisdom will guide the doctors as they seek to determine what caused the brain bleed that precipitated Mary Jo's current condition.  We also pray that Mark and the rest of the family will be comforted during these moments of uncertainty.

Tabitha will be facilitating the retreat with help from fellow ministers. 


Directions to 4-H Center             

From Rt. 220 turn on Wirtz Rd. (Rt. 697) [Between Exxon / Dairy Queen and Franklin Restaurant.]

Go 5 miles to the stop sign.  At stop sign, turn left onto Rt. 122 N (Booker T. Washington Highway).  Go 1 mile to Burnt Chimney Rd.

Turn right onto Burnt Chimney Rd. (Rt. 670). Follow Burnt Chimney Rd. for 6.7 miles to Rt. 668. [Dudley’s Schoolhouse Store will be on the right directly past the road.]

Turn right onto Rt. 668 (Lovely Valley Rd.) Follow for 0.7 miles to the stop sign.

Turn right onto Rt. 944 (Crafts Ford Rd.) Follow for 1.6 miles to a sharp curve.  Turn left onto Hermitage Rd. (Rt. 669). 

Follow Hermitage Rd. to the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center.  Reid Jones, Jr. Lodge will be on the right.


Reid Jones, Jr. Lodge  (hotel-room style lodging – linens/towels furnished)


Friday – Snack Supper

Saturday – Breakfast & Lunch


Contact Tabitha Rudy with questions: <> or (540) 493-7343.