Weekend of Wonder
2022 Churchwide Retreat

Weekend of Wonder
February 25-27, 2022

In 2022, a special committee of the Board of Christian Education & Spiritual Formation is planning a churchwide retreat, Weekend of Wonder, for children, youth, and adults. Keep an eye on this page as more details are announced (scroll down)!

Our theme for this gathering is wonder, and it will be designed to help us reconnect, or maybe connect for the first time, with the astonishment and awe that comes with following our marvelous God. The weekend will consist of segments for the whole community and some times that are age specific. In addition, there will be topics of study and activities that you get to select based on your own interests.

The planning team has designed the weekend timeline to make it easy for individuals and families of every age to participate. A more detailed schedule can be found below.

  • Friday, February 25: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 26: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 27: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Illusionist Nate Staniforth will be the featured speaker and presenter for our Weekend of Wonder. He will introduce us to and remind us of the magic of the world around us, encouraging a state of wonder.

Registration is Open

Frequently Asked Questions

Retreat Updates

Weekend of Wonder Detailed Schedule

Weekend of Wonder Detailed Schedule

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Friday 5:30 p.m. Friday Night Dinner (Meat and Vegetable Lasagna / Pizzas with salad, bread, and dessert) 6:15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to the Weekend of Wonder 6:30 p.m. Illusionist Presentation with Nate Staniforth...

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Weekend of Wonder FAQ

Weekend of Wonder FAQ

Weekend of WonderFebruary 25-27, 2022 You're invited to a Weekend of Wonder! Below are a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you learn more about our WOW weekend. Click on the title or the ⊕ symbol to expand and open the answer to the question (do the...

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Introducing Samuel L. Adams, Breakout Session Speaker

Introducing Samuel L. Adams, Breakout Session Speaker

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Samuel L. Adams  is the Mary Jane and John F. McNair Chair in Biblical Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served churches in Chicago, New Haven, and...

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Introducing Craig Martin, Saturday Worship Leader

Introducing Craig Martin, Saturday Worship Leader

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 When Craig Martin yells, “stop the van!” his The Good Road co-host, Earl Bridges, gets worried. It usually means Craig wants to get out and film something potentially bizarre happening by the side of the road. Craig is almost...

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Introducing Rev. Ben Brown, Youth Breakout Session Speaker

Introducing Rev. Ben Brown, Youth Breakout Session Speaker

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Rev. Ben Brown is the Minister of Students at Second Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. Ben is a native of Virginia and has degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR), and...

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Introducing Warren Johnson, Breakout Session Speaker

Introducing Warren Johnson, Breakout Session Speaker

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 What Do You See? Warren Johnson got interested in photography during a Summer college project working with the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. This was in 1965. All he had at the time was a Kodak Instamatic camera. Soon after...

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Introducing Paul Wallace, Breakout Session Speaker

Introducing Paul Wallace, Breakout Session Speaker

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Paul Wallace will focus on the wonders we can know through science and most specifically astronomy. Paul is a professor, pastor, scientist, writer, and speaker, currently teaching physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College in...

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A WOW Event: Churchwide Hike – November 16, 2021

A WOW Event: Churchwide Hike – November 16, 2021

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Churchwide Hike Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Dutch Gap Trail (Henricus Park, Chesterfield County, VA) 9:00 a.m., Depart RRCB Our group will depart from church at 9 a.m., traveling to Henricus Park, where we will walk an easy 4.5...

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Weekend of Wonder Registration Now Open

Weekend of Wonder Registration Now Open

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Registration for Weekend of Wonder is now open! This is a two-step process. Before you begin, please read through all of the details. If you have further questions, please contact Rev. Anna Perry Miller or Cassandra Ducca. In the...

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Wednesday Night Supper & Fellowship — November 3, 2021

Wednesday Night Supper & Fellowship — November 3, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:00-7:45 p.m. Supper, 6:00-6:50 p.m., Plaza Menu: Lasagna Bolognese OR Wild Mushroom Baked Ziti; Caesar Salad Kid's Meal: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza If you have not already, please make your reservation by noon on Monday, November 1. You...

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Introducing Nate Staniforth, Illusionist

Introducing Nate Staniforth, Illusionist

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Nate Staniforth, Illusionist Bringing joy and laughter as he inspires WONDER Nate will be the featured speaker and presenter for our Weekend of Wonder. He will introduce us to and remind us of the magic of the world around us,...

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A WOW Event: Churchwide Hike – October 23, 2021

A WOW Event: Churchwide Hike – October 23, 2021

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Churchwide Hike Saturday, October 23, 2021 High Bridge Trail (Farmville, VA) 9:00 a.m., Depart RRCB We will travel together to a trail parking location. Directions will be provided. Bring a packed lunch to eat and put it in a day...

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A WOW Event: Churchwide Hike – September 26, 2021

A WOW Event: Churchwide Hike – September 26, 2021

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Churchwide Hike Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:00 p.m., Lunch on the Plaza 1:00 p.m., Hike at James River Park Pack a lunch to eat before we leave. We will enjoy our lunch after church on the front lawn. After lunch we will travel...

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Introducing WOW Events

Introducing WOW Events

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 You’ve been reading about our Weekend of Wonder that will take place in late February 2022. On that weekend, we will focus on moving through our lives in ways that are attentive to God’s creative presence, work, and movement in...

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Weekend of Wonder Schedule

Weekend of Wonder Schedule

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Have you marked February 25-27, 2022 on your calendar yet? If not, it’s time to set aside these dates. Throughout the Weekend of Wonder we will celebrate being together, sharing our meals in community and allowing ourselves to be...

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Introducing the Weekend of Wonder Logo

Introducing the Weekend of Wonder Logo

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 How do you like our new logo? You’ll see it from here on, whenever there is information shared about our churchwide weekend event, Weekend of Wonder. Mark your calendar for February 25-27, 2022.

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Mark Your Calendar… February 25-27, 2022

Mark Your Calendar… February 25-27, 2022

Weekend of Wonder February 25-27, 2022 Perhaps you have heard… that coming in 2022, there will be a weekend event consisting of good food, friendship, community, and laughter, along with learning and worship. The time will be designed to help us reconnect, or maybe...

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A Hint of Things to Come

A Hint of Things to Come

Weekend of Wonder What a year we have had, friends! But with spring budding around us and vaccines moving forward, hope is beginning to well up! It will be so wonderful to reclaim freedom to go out, enjoy family visits, hug, gather, and worship, all of us together, in...

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