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BFR Local retreats are intentionally planned for slowing pace and opening space to commune with God. These retreats are focused on you and your time with the Lord more than connecting with the others attending. 

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Half Day Silent Retreats

Silent retreats are a time to engage in the practice of silence alongside others. During this time you can journal, pray, walk the grounds, read, rest, or really do whatever you feel like your heart and soul need. The retreat will begin with a short time together to prepare our hearts and minds, enter the silence  and then we will break the silence with lunch together. Retreats begin promptly at 9:30am and finished by 1:30pm.

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Advent Retreat

Does the season leading up to Christmas leave you feeling frazzled and like you may be missing the whole point? We can relate. That’s why we have created an afternoon of retreat to help you focus your attention before getting pulled in a thousand Christmas directions. Sometimes the simple act of intentionally re-collecting ourselves and offering a heart of surrender to Christ, before it all becomes a blur of gift wrap and school parties, is just what the soul needs to stay grounded amidst the festivities. 


We want to guide you in practices that can anchor you throughout the Advent season. You will have time and space on our beautiful grounds to sit, reflect, and enter the season with an expectant heart waiting for Christ to arrive and be born in you in unexpected ways and places. 

Sunday, December 3rd


The Retreat House

Lunch, coffee, tea and snacks are included. 

Advent by Tish Harrison Warren included.

Resources will be provided.

We hope this time and these tools will be the gift you offer your own soul this Christmas. 

Open Hours

Looking for a quiet space to read or walk or journal?  Open hours are set days and times when we brew the coffee, light the fires, and open The Retreat House doors for drops-ins! 

No need to register. When you arrive, enter through the main doors facing the lake. 

Tuesday, December12th 8:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday, December 19th 4pm-7pm

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"Moving in silence and solitude allowed me to hear my breath, listen more intently to God's word and know that He will never leave me. I'm human and sometimes my nerves and fears get the best of me, but this retreat allowed me to put the focus back on The Lord."


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