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A Fond Farewell

The current Oakwood Dining Hall and Chapel are no more. The oldest building on our grounds has been dismantled and a modern, bigger dining hall and chapel will take its place. We are excited for this new addition.  Many hours and much labor have already gone into the dream that will soon become a…

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The Lord Is My Shepherd…

(Written Thursday July 13, 2017) Tomorrow is a huge day for me. Medical tests will reveal what is happening in my body. In the places unseen. But this afternoon an errand took me near the Black Rock Retreat Labyrinth. Feeling the need for peace and a word from God my steps took me around the winding…

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Investing in the Next Generation

  Wilmer and Joyce Hostetter first became involved at Black Rock Retreat when they were invited to serve in leadership roles. Lorraine Wenger invited Joyce to serve as Vice President of the Women’s Auxiliary, and during the years that she served as Vice President and then President, Joyce…

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God of the Silence

Friday night I stood before our Silent Sanctuary Retreat guests at Black Rock Retreat. It was the first few minutes of our time together. Many faces looking back at me were familiar, loved, have become a part of my support, my family. Many return to Black Rock Retreat for this event each year in January…

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