Dates: June 15 - 16, 2020 (with option to stay through June 17)
Location: The Riverview Retreat Center
Presented by: The Dunkle Mackey Preaching Seminar
** We will only hold this retreat in person if CDC and State of Maryland guidance deem it safe to do so. We are currently waiving our registration deposit. If we are unable to hold it in person, we may adapt the material to an online format.
View the latest updates to our COVID-19 response here. **
Presented by the Dunkle-Mackey Preaching Seminar, this overnight retreat will provide time for clergy to focus on long-range sermon planning.
The retreat programming runs from Monday at 1:30pm to Tuesday at 4:30pm. Participants have the option of staying an extra day to work on long-range planning in groups or individually.
Rev. Dean Snyder will lead the keynote sessions.
Monday, June 15
12:30pm Check In
1:30pm Opening Worship
3:15pm Long-Range Planning 101
4:00pm Work Time - sketching out blocks of time
6:00pm Work Time
Tuesday, June 16
9:00am Sermon Series Discussion
10:00am Small Group - Series Brainstorm
11:30am Idea Sharing
1:00pm Lectionary Series Discussion
2:00pm Small Group - Lectionary Brainstorm
3:30pm Idea Sharing
4:00pm Closing Worship
****Some Participants Depart****
Tuesday, June 16 (con't)
6:00pm Work Time
Wednesday, June 17
9:00am Work Time
1:00pm Work Time
Dean Snyder retired in 2014 after 12 years as the senior pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. Previously he served churches in Philadelphia, including Arch Street UMC and a cross racial appointment in North Philadelphia, and on the staff of Bishop Felton Edwin May in Harrisburg and Washington. His articles and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Huffington Post, Christian Century, and many denominational publications. He has preached in such pulpits as London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral and Wesley Chapel, Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, and for the New Jersey and Liberian Annual Conferences. He currently raises vegetables and poultry with his spouse Jane Malone on Coops and Crops Farm in Kennedyville, Md., where they attend Kennedyville UMC