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Small Group Retreats

The Pink Ribbon Yoga GroupLooking for a place to have a small spiritual or meditative group retreat? Trinity Center's Pelican House may be the perfect space for your gathering. The Pelican House was originally designed as a silent retreat facility, but is also the perfect space for vestry and church council meetings, personal writing sessions, Sunday school workshops and other cloistered, contemplative retreats. Make use of the living room, porches and other common areas for group gatherings or for one-on-one talks. Prayerful time may be spent in the oratory, cupola or in your own private room. Your group of 8 to 12 people may reserve the Pelican House and enjoy the views while still enjoying the services of Trinity Center's dining facility and other attractions. Simply contact Trinity Center's Group Coordinator. (Conferencing rates and contract agreements apply.)

Programs to Engage the Spirit

Silent Retreats

Take advantage of an opportunity to explore your sense of self, your life purpose(s) and its meaning. Choose to stay anywhere from 2 nights to the entire scheduled retreat time at Pelican House. Bring a good book, the Good Book, a beach towel and writing materials...whatever you need to find rest and peace. Pray, meditate or rest in your private room, at a variety of reflective outdoor locations or in the comfort of Pelican House porches. Rules of Silence apply in the Pelican House during silent retreat weeks except during worship. Some Silent Retreats offer a host for the week who may offer the Daily Offices from the Book of Common Prayer either in the oratory at Pelican House or at the Julian Chapel at Trinity Center.


2013-2014 Silent Retreats
October 6-13, 2013
December 9-16, 2013
April 12-19, 2014
June 22-29, 2014
August 1-8, 2014
October 5-12, 2014
December 8-15, 2014


Personal Time

Take time to get away on a personal retreat at Pelican House without the restrictions of silence. If you like the idea of retreating, but don't want to attend a specific program, then this personal time is for you. Enjoy the sound, the sea, the beach, fresh air and sunshine! Come for 2 nights or stay the entire time.


2103-2014 Personal Time
Mar 7-12, 2014
May 30-June 4, 2014
July 18-23, 2014
September 5-10, 2014


Guided Spiritual Retreats

Guided Spiritual Retreats are those led by an experienced retreat leader and usually have a specific theme or offer a window into a particular spiritual discipline or theological orientation. Each retreat is a learning opportunity with designated teaching times and reflection/response times. Individual and corporate worship is included and the retreat leader or another appropriate person will be available for personal conversation/counsel as participants' desire. Each Guided Spiritual Retreat is limited to residency at Pelican House.



2013-2014 Guided Retreats

Dec 6-8, 2013 ~ Advent Retreat
Dec 5-7, 2014 ~ Advent Retreat

The leader of this retreat is Lisa Richey. She is a laywoman and spiritual director from Lake Waccamaw and is a member of the Grace Episcopal/ Christ the King Lutheran congregation in Whiteville. She is an oblate in the Order of Julian of Norwich and a charter member of the Shalem Society for Contemplative Leadership.



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