Reconnecting with Creation

The 5th annual retreat hosted by the Diocese of Maine
June 14-16, 2019 
Camp Bishopswood, Hope, Maine


Click here for direct link to registration.


As human beings, we are each part of the divinely created world.  In spite of our busy lives, we are connected to nature, to one another, and to Christ.  Join us for a weekend on beautiful Lake Megunticook near Camden. The annual diocesan retreat is an opportunity to step away from everyday life and explore these connections through deep conversations, scripture, worship, art, poetry and quiet reflection.  Draw closer to God by immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the lake and woods and by joining with others to explore God's love for all of creation.  In the words of Psalm 19, "The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God's handiwork.".


Heart  +  Mind  +  Soul 


Camp will open for recreation at 3PM Friday; Dinner will be at 6PM; Program begins at 7PM. The retreat ends Sunday before lunch. 

Retreat cost (including 2 nights lodging, meals): For a shared cabin clustered around the bathhouse: $95.  A few spaces are available in buildings with shared bathrooms: $125. For those who wish to make their own lodging arrangements: $65. There is financial aid, and also there are scholarships for Maine Episcopal Sunday school teachers and youth event volunteers.

Design Team: Merle Marie Troeger, Jean Cavanaugh, Deirdre Good, Rev. Ben Shambaugh, Jane Hartwell


To Register: Click here for registrationPlease try to register by 5/31.

Please invite your friends.  Everyone is welcome.  Here's an event flyer to share.

For information: contact Jane Hartwell at  


What people are saying about past retreats:

“Like taking a breath of fresh air.”

“The adult retreat I attended this weekend was soul-lifting and energizing.  Being able to share your thoughts with others at the retreat was great.  I made a lot of new friends and if you want a great and inspirational experience, it would be great for you to think about coming to the retreat.” 

 “Don’t miss it!... Prayer, fun, excellent food, relaxing and gorgeous setting.”  

 “For me, the highlights were Christian learning, kayaking, paddleboarding, being all together in the Great Hall, healing service, meals.” 

 “The highlights for me were group time and reflection time, and most importantly being able to share and hearing what everyone had to share.”

 “The worship was great and inspiring.”

 “A memorable and educational weekend.”

 “Small groups, safe place to be vulnerable and acceptance.”

 “A thin place of closeness to God - through sacred word, art, music, prayer, fellowship, beauty, nature, reflection, singing and silence.”

“A very creative, interactive and imaginative retreat."

 Bell tower in sunlightSmall groupMen in rocking chairsLake through treesKayakingRetreat posters on mantleWicked good coffee mug by lake



This will be the 5th Annual Adult Retreat, held in June at Camp Bishopswood and hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.  Past themes were: God's Story/My Story, Jesus Then and NowPlaying with Fire: The Parables of Jesus, and Where Do You Find God?




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