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Camps and Conference Centers

PC(USA) conference center celebrates the holiness of harvest

“It was an amazing night.” “The food and the spirit of the people of people there.” “The renewed sense of a community persevering together.” These were some of the reflections from those present at the annual Farm-to-Table Gala that benefits Stony Point, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) conference center located about 45 minutes northwest of New York City.

Debra Hepler announces retirement as executive director of Ghost Ranch

Today, Debra Hepler announced her retirement as the Executive Director of the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), effective February 1, 2019. Hepler has served as Ghost Ranch’s chief executive since April 2008.

Montreat to host ‘Better Angels’ event

Montreat Conference Center will host an event in October titled “Better Angels: Using the Power of Community to Change the World.” The conference will focus on understanding power and privilege and their relationship to the Gospel, society and daily living.

California presbyteries keep tabs on raging wildfires

The wildfires raging in parts of California are being described by some state officials as among the most destructive in the state’s history.  More than 100,000 acres have been charred by the flames, including over 1,300 structures, mostly homes.

Preacher to Presbyterian older adult conference: get back to the basics

In his opening sermon at the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) national conference, the Rev. Robert Watkins told attendees at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center that we in the church and culture — which is consumed with self — have forgotten how to live with and talk to each other.

‘Savoring the Journey’

The 2018 Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network national conference, titled “Savoring the Journey,” begins today at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center.

Deeply discounted merchandise ministry a boon to churches and nonprofits

I arrived at Ferncliff late at night, eager to hear of the camp and conference center’s new exploits but exhausted from the journey. I settled down to sleep not knowing that the comfortable mattress was my first introduction to Ferncliff’s Sharing the Goods ministry partnership with Good360.