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On Growth, Change, and Montreat’s Essential Character

In his memoir, Montreat: A Retreat for Renewal, former MRA president Calvin Grier Davis described the decisions and rationale that led to the formation of the Town of Montreat in 1968. In the run-up to the first election, Davis noted, “It was assumed by many on the Board, and some of the citizens, that the officers of the Mountain Retreat Association would be elected to serve on the Town Council, that their experience would be available to administer the affairs of the town and there would be little change in the Town of Montreat.”  A page later, Davis reported the …

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Getaway in Montreat

Often times you come to Montreat for a conference or an organized retreat. While these are great reasons to make the trip, there is something to be said for coming to the mountains with no agenda. Read more…

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Montreat’s Christmas Collection

During this distant and perhaps unfamiliar holiday season, we wanted to find a way to bring the joy of a Christmas in the mountains directly into your home. We invited every department at Montreat with contributing a piece to what we’re calling Montreat’s 2020 Christmas Collection. We will be releasing parts of the collection on our social media over the next two weeks but feel free to bookmark this page and refer back to the collection below as you celebrate the holiday season! 1. Recipes from Assembly Inn – click the image to see it full size in a new …

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Montreat Receives Thriving Congregation Grant by Lilly Foundation

Montreat Conference Center has received a grant of $995,500 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help develop new initiatives to support local congregations. The program, “Reforming Identity and Agency: Vital Practices for 21st Century Congregations,” is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative. The aim of the national initiative is to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationships with God, build strong relationships with each other, and contribute to the flourishing of local communities and the world. Lilly Endowment is making nearly $93 million in grants through the initiative. The grants will support organizations as they work …

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Rev. Amy Starr Redwine: August 9, 2020

The guest preacher for Montreat Conference Center’s Summer Worship Series on 8/9/2020 was Rev. Amy Starr Redwine. Click the episode title above to find the audio and the video recording of the service.

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Rev. Dr. Ron Shive: July 26, 2020

The guest preacher for Montreat Conference Center’s Summer Worship Series on 7/26/2020 was Rev. Dr. Ron Shive. Click the episode title above to find the audio and the video recording of the service.

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Rev. Dr. Chris Currie: July 19, 2020

The guest preacher for Montreat Conference Center’s Summer Worship Series on 7/19/2020 was Rev. Dr. Chris Currie. Click the episode title above to find the audio and the video recording of the service.

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Rev. Dr. Mindy Douglas: July 12, 2020

The guest preacher for Montreat Conference Center’s Summer Worship Series on 7/12/2020 was Rev. Mindy Douglas. Click the episode title above to find the audio and the video recording of the service.