SINGLEFAITH RETREAT SCHEDULE
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, HERITAGE HOUSE
DECEMBER 8-11, 2022

Theme: HOPE

“May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 8:

Early Birds: Day Activities (See more information at bottom of this page)

•    10am Historic Tour- Omni Bedford Springs Resort- call 814-624-5633 for availability (reserve prior to 9:45am) 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522
•    Hiking on site (maps available at front desk)
•    
Flight 093 Museum Prior to Retreat (Sunrise-Sunset) Directions
•    Trip to Bedford, PA -shopping, antiques, including Bedford Candies & Popcorn Shop (10am-4pm)
•    
Covered Bridge Driving Tour (90-Minute, 40 miles, 9 bridges)
•    
Railroaders Memorial Museum, Altoona, PA (10am-4pm) $12 Adult | $10 Seniors
•    
Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA (10am-4pm) $5 Adult | $4 Seniors
•    
National Museum of the American Coverlet, Bedford, PA (10am-5pm) $10 Adult

NOTE: plan above activities & locations to allow time for arrival for retreat registration below.


4:00pm- Retreat Registration in the Pettijohn Room

5:00pm- Welcome/Announcements

6:00pm- Dinner

7-8:30pm- Group Workshop- Pettijohn Room

8:30pm- Evening Fun (onsite): After 8:30pm
•    Christmas Carols at the Piano with Christina (Pettijohn Room)
•    Games in Game Room (board games, puzzles, ping pong, etc.)

 

QUIET HOURS start at 10:00PM


FRIDAY, DEC. 9:

8:00am- Breakfast

9:00am- Praise with Teryle- Pettijohn Room | Announcements


9:35am-10:50am Workshop Options:

  • Workshop #1: Andy Dovel (From Heartache to Hope- From Healthy to Heaven)

  • Workshop #2: Nancy O’Meara (Hope is not just a “four-letter word”)

  • Workshop #3: Leslie Dean  (From Detachment to Belonging)

11:00am-12:15pm Workshop Options:

  • Workshop #1: Dan O’Neill (Living Fearlessly in a Scary World)

  • Workshop #2: Andy Dovel (From Heartache to Hope- From Healthy to Heaven)

  • Workshop #3: Nancy O’Meara (Hope is not just a “four-letter word”)


12:30pm Lunch & Table Talks:
•    Table Talk #1- “Prayer: It’s Me God, Good Morning!” with Marian Monti Frank
•    Table Talk #2- “What is Singlefaith All About?” with Linda Blachly and Joanne Triantafillides


1:30-5:30pm Friday Afternoon Excursions:

Onsite Activities
•    Carriage Rides On-site ($5)-15 minute rides- See front desk - Leave from Portico- (Times- 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm)
•    Hiking On-Site- Maps at Check-In Table


Off-Site Activities
•    
Railroaders Memorial Museum, Altoona, PA (10am-4pm) $12 Adult | $10 Seniors
•    Trip to Bedford, PA -
shopping, antiques, including Bedford Candies & Popcorn Shop (10am-4pm)


Additional on-site and off-site activities listed at bottom of page


6:00pm- Dinner

7:00pm Friday Evening Fun Activities 

Onsite Activities
•    Bonfire with S’mores
•    Christmas Craft with Alison - 
Sign-Up at Check-In (12 max)
•    Games in Game Room (board games, puzzles, ping pong, etc.)

Off-Site Activities
•    Gingerbread House Decorating- 8:00pm ($45- can be split between 2-4 People)  

Omni Park Hotel- 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522 | Phone  814-624-5633 OR 814-623-8100  (Christmas Lights Display also at Hotel) 


QUIET HOURS start at 10:00pm
 

SATURDAY, DEC. 10:

 

8:00am- Breakfast

9:00am- Praise with Teryle- Pettijohn Room | Announcements


9:35-10:50am- Workshop Options:

  • Workshop #1: Leslie Dean (From Detachment to Belonging)

  • Workshop #2: Dan O’Neill (Living Fearlessly in a Scary World)

  • Workshop #3: Andy Dovel (From Heartache to Hope- From Healthy to Heaven)


11:00am-12:15pm Workshop Options:

  • Workshop #1: Nancy O’Meara (Hope is not just a “four-letter word”)

  • Workshop #2: Leslie Dean (From Detachment to Belonging)

  • Workshop #3: Dan O’Neill (Living Fearlessly in a Scary World)

 

12:30pm- Lunch

1:30-5:30pm Saturday Afternoon Excursions


Onsite Activity
•    Horseback Riding (Weather permitting, see front desk for details)   2pm-4pm


Saturday Large Group Outing- “Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Musical” 3PM Matinee 
SIGN UP AT CHECK-IN TABLE- DEADLINE TO RSVP FRIDAY (25 tickets reserved – can pay at door with cash or check) 

•    $15 TICKETS (814) 623-7555- call & mention “Christina w/SingleFaith” 
1044 Centerville Rd., Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522 

Online Ticket Information 

 
5:30pm- Dinner

7:00pm- Saturday Evening Fun Activities

•    Karaoke (Pettijohn Room)
•    Bonfire with S’mores
•    Games in Game Room (board games, puzzles, ping pong, etc.)

 

QUIET HOURS start at 10:00pm

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 11

8:00am- Breakfast

9:00am- Sunday Worship Service & Communion – Pettijohn Room

11:00am- CHECK OUT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SERVICE.

Omni Hotel Lunch (optional extra excursion)- SIGN UP at Check-In Table by Saturday AM

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Onsite Activities


Carriage Rides on grounds

(FRIDAY)- sign-up at front desk | PRICE $5  |  2pm, 2:15pm, 2:30pm, 2;45pm, 3pm, 3:15pm, 3:30pm

  • 15 min. rides on the grounds

  • PRICE: $5/person with up to 4 people per ride

  • Leaves outside entrance to the lodge, under the portico

  • You may make arrangements at the front desk, upon arrival


Horseback Riding w/angler (SATURDAY)- sign-up at front desk 

  • Dec 10 (Saturday) 2 PM, 3 PM, & 4 PM

  • 30 min. rides on the grounds

  • PRICE: $30/person with up to 10 people per ride

  • Leaves from the stables - a short walk from the lodge

  • You may make arrangements at the front desk, upon arrival.

 

Hiking Trails (maps at front desk)- 30 minute trails up to 2 ½ hours.

  • You may make arrangements when you arrive. Singlefaith will make announcements.

1884 Harrison House Tour (sign up at front desk upon arrival) 

  • Take a guided tour to learn about the renovations that are being made

  • No Charge, but donations are welcome

  • You may make arrangements at the front desk, upon arrival.

Shooting Range (weather permitting)- Singlefaith will make announcements for arrangement.

  • Depending on availability, you may make arrangements when you arrive.


Offsite Activities

Flight 093 Museum
(Masks required) , 814-893-6322 - Prior to Retreat or After Retreat (Sunrise-Sunset) Directions

  •  GPS: 6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown, PA 15563  (30 min from White Sulphur Springs) Visitor Center & Memorial Grounds open M-Sun.,

  • Daily 9am-5pm.

  • FREE: There is no entrance fee.

  • This is a nice attraction to visit on your way to the retreat or on your way home.  You may also make arrangements when you arrive. Single Faith will make announcements.


Trip to Bedford, PA -shopping, antiques, including Bedford Candies & Popcorn Shop (10am-4pm)

(15 min from White Sulphur Springs)

  • Visit shops like: Founders’ Crossing Artisan & Antique Market 

  • DEC 9 and 10 (Friday & Saturday)10-5 pm, DEC 11 (Sunday) 12-4 pm.


Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Musical- Bedford, PA, $15 Tickets

Bedford Church of the Brethren | 310 Donahue Manor Road, Bedford, PA (15 min from White Sulphur Springs)
LARGE GROUP OUTING WILL BE FOR THE SATURDAY 3PM MATTINEE (see sign-up sheet)
o    DEC 9 (Friday, 7:30PM); DEC 10 (Saturday, 3PM and 7:30PM) 
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https://www.bedfordcountyplayers.com/

Old Historic Bedford Village 

2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522  (15 min from White Sulphur Springs)

  • Free and beautifully decorated for Christmas!

  • There are a variety of retail shops on the grounds including:  Two Gift Shops, a Sporting Shop, and a Spa Boutique.


Christmas Celebration in Old Bedford Village Old Bedford, Village, PA

  • Only open Dec 10 (Saturday) 5-9 pm

  • PRICE: $8-10/person - More information

  • A candlelit village with music; tour a traditional village with re-enactors in period clothing candle makers, potters, etc.

  • Be sure to take a flashlight!

  • Website Info

 

Covered Bridge Driving Tour (90-Minute, 40 miles, 9 bridges) 

Railroaders Memorial Museum, Altoona, PA 814-946-0834  (10am-4pm) $12 Adult | $10 Seniors

1200 9th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 (45 min from White Sulphur Springs),
o    Wednesday-Sunday (10am-5pm)
o    PRICE: $12/Adult (12-64) $10/ Senior (65+)  Discounted combo. tickets are also available.
*Funicular is unavailable due to maintenance

 

Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA (10am-4pm) $5 Adult | $4 Seniors  
NOTE: Funicular is out for anyone with mobility issues….there is observation at bottom or top


Omni Hotel Carriage Rides Contact- Tally Ho Outfitters, 814-624-5685

  • Dec 10 and 11 (Friday & Saturday) 4-7PM (every ½ hour)

  • PRICE: $45 per person for 20 min. ride (6 person max per carriage)

Omni Hotel Gingerbread Decorating 

  • Dec 9 (Friday) 8 – 10 PM; Dec 10 (Saturday) 1 – 3 PM; Dec 11 (Sunday) 12 – 2 PM

  • PRICE: $48 per large house (One house could accommodate up to 2 -4 people.)  Must book online

National Museum of the American Coverlet (10am-5pm Mon-Sat) $10

Bike Ride (Electric or Standard Bikes) at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Contact- Tally Ho Outfitters, 814-624-5685

  • Dec 8, 9, 10, and 11 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 4-7PM (every ½ hour)

  • PRICE: $25 per person for a 2 hour minimum rental of a standard bike / $45 for 2 hour minimum rental of an electric bike