Montreat Retreat

Montreat Retreat



For more than forty years, Trinity members and guests have claimed the third weekend in October as their special weekend at Montreat’s Assembly Inn.  Whether it’s climbing to the top of Lookout Mountain, enjoying the shops in Montreat, visiting a microbrewery, singing by the fire in the evenings, square dancing on Saturday night, enjoying the buffet in the Galax dining room, taking a stroll around Lake Susan, exploring the creek, swinging on the playground, watching football in the lobby, or napping on Saturday afternoon, there is something for all ages.

Just look at how great the weekend is:

This year, we are thrilled to welcome Mihee Kim-Kort who will speak about Embodying Sanctuary: Acts of Radical Hospitality. What does it mean for the church to be sanctuary? With all that is happening in recent news around immigration and refugees, what are ways we as church can think more radically about welcome, sanctuary, and hospitality? Mihee will talk briefly about the sanctuary movement in the US, and more broadly about what radical hospitality looks like as a faith value and action, sanctuary as a motif for care and refuge, and an expression of social justice, as well as the ways we can do this in meaningful ways in our community.

Mihee is a Presbyterian minister, agitator, speaker, writer, and slinger of hopeful stories about faith and church. Her writing and commentary can be found at TIME, USA Today, Huffington Post, Christian Century, On Being, Sojourners, and Faith and Leadership. She is married to another Presbyterian minister, and they live with their three kids in Hoosier country.  For more information about Mihee, including samples of her writings and sermons, please visit her website at

Registration is now open! To register online, please click HERE.  You may also register in person in the church office. Register by July 1st to receive a $10/person discount on your registration fee and priority room assignment.  We hope you will join us!

If you would like more information about this very special weekend, please contact the church office at 704-366-3554.