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Gathering of Silence Retreat

Date: October 7, 2019 - October 10, 2019
All Day


CrossRoads Camp & Conference Center
2247 Little Piney Road
Lowesville, VA 22967

All pastors and church staff are invited to join us October 7-10 for the annual Gathering of Silence Retreat with a focus on “Holy Silence.”

As in years past, Gathering of Silence participants will take a vow of silence for the 72-hour period of the retreat (from 12:00 p.m. Monday through 12:00 p.m. Thursday), including silent meals. There will be an optional “speaking” time of community held each evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m. All attendees are welcome to hike and enjoy the magnificent beauty of CrossRoads Camp and Conference Center, or explore nearby outlets for hunting, fishing, golf, etc.

This year, attendees are invited to participate in morning vesper services and optional 30-minute coaching sessions at their convenience.



  • $330 per person, single occupancy

Cost also includes an optional 30-minute coaching session!

Please register through CrossRoads. You may also call them at 434.277.8465 or email (crossroads@crossroadsccc.com). Payment may be made by credit card, check, or cash.

Register Online

For more information contact Dave Peppler at 804.338.3974 or davidpepplersr@gmail.com.

Testimonies from past retreat attendees:

“This Gathering Of Silence is something I look forward to every year.  I follow the rhythm of nature and silence and create space for the Holy Spirit to speak to and restore me.  The beauty of CrossRoads and the company of quiet souls who are seeking God alongside me are the perfect companions for a journey deep into the presence of God.” – Southern Virginia pastor

“The chance to enjoy the unadulterated beauty of God’s creation combined with the space to hear His voice feeds my spirit like very little else can do.” – Central Virginia pastor

“The Gathering of Silence is a welcome respite from the ordinary grind of life. The majestic mountain scenery, coupled with the absence of electronic distractions and the solitude of Camp CrossRoads, provides a peace that refreshes mind, body and spirit.” – Central Virginia pastor