Registration is now open for Grace Church’s annual Shrine Mont Retreat, taking place as usual in Orkney Springs the weekend of September 10-12. We are hoping to make it as normal as possible, but there may be some differences depending upon the health restrictions in place at that time.
If you want to attend, please sign up as soon as possible so that we can build an accurate estimate of attendance. The deadline to register is August 15.
If you’d like to pay online via credit card, enter your information in the registration form and click the SUBMIT button. Otherwise, you can meet us during any of the Sunday morning coffee hour for the next few weeks to fill out a paper registration form and pay by check. (Registrarse en español aquí.)
Two different shirts are being sold: Unisex Crewneck and Women’s V-Neck. You do *not* have to sign up for a room to purchase a shirt. The deadline for ordering shirts is August 1.
Those wondering about how the staff and facility are handling the epidemic can check their website at https://shrinemont.com/covid-19/ for general information. That page contains a link to a second page, which describes the current guidelines in more detail, including the mealtime policies. The gist is that guests should be vaccinated or must wear masks when indoors and when closer than 6 feet to others. Of course, the medical situation can change significantly in seven weeks, so the guidelines currently in place may change as well.
Please send any questions you might have to this year’s coordinators at ShrineMont2021@gracealex.org.
—David and Wendy Murphy