Behold: A Retreat in Advent

“Behold, I make all things new!” (Revelation 21:5)

 Behold: to gaze upon, to keep open to the holy in our midst, to see with new eyes, to pay careful attention

Come away to this holy and beautiful place for a weekend at the beginning of Advent to rest and be enfolded in the love of God. Encounter the presence of God as you pause to see and listen anew to the Word of God in scripture in lectio divina and creation in visio divina (holy reading and holy seeing). We will gather for sessions in the morning, early afternoon, and evening to pray and reflect together on scripture. Each session opens out into quiet times for rest, further reflection, walking on the beach or on one of our woodland trails. We will celebrate Holy Communion on Sunday morning and leave refreshed before lunch time.

Register early (space is limited) by contacting the Rev. Sandi Kerner at and provide your name, address, phone, e-mail, and any dietary requirements. Then, send in a deposit of $150, check payable to ADOSC (Prayer Center on memo line); mail to: St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center, 2810 Seabrook Island Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455. Or, call to provide your credit card number; or send your deposit via Venmo: @StChristopher and note it is for the Advent Retreat.

Cost includes program fees, lodging, and meals (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast):

  • Single room: $300
  • Double room: $250 for each person (provide your roommate’s name)

The balance is due two weeks before the retreat – by November 19th.