2017 Christ Church Mountain Weekend!


Our Christ Church Mountain Weekend is back by popular demand this September (22-24) and we would love for you to be a part of it. In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we’ll be at Shrine Mont, a retreat center owned by the Diocese of Virginia.

At Shrine Mont, there are plenty of activities to do (or not do!). Our hope is that this would be an opportunity for Christ Church parishioners and their families to relax and experience a little breathing room from the frenetic pace of life. Childcare will be provided. There are hiking trails, tennis courts, an adjacent golf course, a fishing pond and basketball courts. We will also be providing mindfulness meditation sessions and yoga sessions, for those interested.

Everything else will be covered! Your meals Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday Breakfast and Lunch are included in your expenses. The only thing left to bring is your own beer and wine.

We can’t wait for you to join us! Sign up quickly, though. Space is limited.

Shrine Mont is located in Orkney Springs, VA. Guests should arrive Friday around 5 pm and leave Sunday around 1 pm. September 22-24 is a UVA AWAY football weekend (Boise State). Unfortunately, for the sake of space, we can’t accommodate partial stays.

Costs: $210 per person (single occupancy)
$175 per person (double room)
$60 per child (ages 4-12)

What to Bring: Linens and towels are provided, though you will need to bring extra pillows, toiletries, rain gear, flashlights, bug spray, and casual attire.

With questions, call or email the office: (434) 293-2347 or office@christchurchcville.org. To reserve your spot, fill out the survey on this page and make a $100 check deposit either to the church office or in the collection plate with MEMO: Mountain Weekend.

Tentative Schedule

Friday Night

Morning Talk 1
Breakout Session
Morning Talk 2
Free Time

Sunday Morning
Closing Talk
Service in Outdoor Chapel


Our Speaker

Sarah Condon is an associate editor of the Mockingbird Blog and co-host of The Mockingcast. She is also an Episcopal priest at St. Martin’s Church in Houston, Texas and the author of Churchy: The Real Life Adventures of a Wife, Mom & Priest. She went to Yale for Divinity School. And she only drinks organic milk. If you’re starting to feel crappy about your life reading this, please keep in mind that Sarah is deeply neurotic, originally from a state with the highest teen pregnancy rate (I see you, Mississippi), and is Mockingbird’s in-house expert for the Housewives Franchise. She is astonished that God loves and forgives even her. And she can’t stop writing about it.

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