MOC Annual Retreat

Oct. 6-8, sign up today

Plan now to attend the 25th Annual Men’s Retreat at Laurel Ridge! Plan to enjoy the mountain scenery, great fellowship and enriching weekend together. The retreat will begin Friday evening, October 6 and will conclude with lunch on Sunday. 

The Rev. Dr. Richard Groves will be our leader for the weekend of reflection, fun and relaxation. Richard’s theme will be “'Us and Them' in the Bible” - exploring the idea that all people are the children of God and that God has been active in the histories of all people versus the idea that some are chosen to be God's children in a special way.

This will be a wonderful time of the year at our beautiful Laurel Ridge Conference and Retreat Center. There will be plenty of free time for fun and fellowship! Saturday afternoon is open for golf at nearby West Jefferson, hiking, reading or simply relaxing. The area around Laurel Ridge in October will be the perfect setting for our weekend of activities.

A buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6 will begin our evening and is included in the retreat fee. The first session will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Registration for the weekend is $170 for double occupancy and $215 for single accommodations. Delicious meals, refreshments and two nights lodging are included in the registration fee. 

Email or call with your plans as soon as possible.

Sam Matthews

336-748-1066 - Home
336-748-0217 - Work


Men of the Church provides opportunities for Christian fellowship, personal enrichment, spiritual growth and service in the life and ministry of Home Church. Its programs include prayer groups, weekend retreats, outings, hospital visitation, Sunday “curbside service” prior to worship, and candle-making and sales. The organization publishes its own newsletter, and the men meet quarterly, usually for Sunday breakfast.

Candles sell for $5 per two-candle box, or $85 for a 24-box case. To buy candles anytime, please call the church office. In addition to the handmade candles, notecards are also for sale by the Men of the Church:

  • Christmas cards (scenes of Home Church) – $15 per box
  • Stained glass windows notecards – $15 per box
  • Steeple of Home Moravian Church (by Bill Gramley) $12 per box

Christmas wreaths, bows and swags are for sale after Sunday Worship during Advent.