Family Retreat and Mission Opportunities at Hinton Rural Life Center
FAMILY RETREAT/MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Below are links to discount packages, both designed for individuals and families who've been sheltering and following pandemic protocols, but seek a change of scenery and activity -- recreational, missional, or both. Hinton's 33-acre campus in Hayesville, NC, in the Appalachian Mountains offers these opportunities.
- Mountain Retreat Getaway package: https://www.hintoncenter.org/getaway/
- Mission Vacation package: www.hintoncenter.org/missionvacation
Hinton is also offering opportunities for youth to be in mission this summer in ways that address Covid-19 safety concerns. Hinton has Virtual Missions package so teams can serve at home but still be connected with a mission week at Hinton through shared devotionals, activities, worship, and more. The package contains t-shirts, videos, schedule, and more; teams set up service projects in their own church or community.
Hinton is also prepared to host teams on-site, with Covid-19 protocols in place to protect staff and guests. For more information and to register for THIS SUMMER, go to https://www.hintoncenter.org/missions .
As a retreat and mission outreach agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The UMC, Hinton Rural Life Center is here to serve you and offer sacred space and place for individuals, families, and congregations to Retreat, Reflect, and Renew.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at email@example.com.