Final Schedule - Driving Directions - Important Details
A Word From Our Retreat Speaker
"As a gift of the Spirit, prayer becomes the continuation of a conversation God has started." - Tim Keller
I consider it a great joy and privilege to be invited to speak to Saint Philip's on the topic of prayer. To get your juices flowing, I plan at the very least to speak on the prayer life of Jesus, the theological anatomy of prayer, and the importance of thanksgiving in prayer. I may perhaps try to wade into the deep waters of the danger of prayer as time allows.
Please join me in praying for my preparation for this weekend, as I promise to pray for you. I know we will all be blessed.
Warmly in Christ,
Kendall Harmon

"And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart." - Luke 18:1
We hope you are excited for an awesome weekend in the mountains near Hendersonville, NC!

Check-in: As you enter the Kanuga retreat center you will see friendly scarecrows pointing your way to check-in! There are two separate check-ins for all attendees, both of which are located at the Kanuga Lake Inn Lobby: (1) Kanuga front desk for lodging, and (2) St. Philip's information table for name tags, schedules, and information packets.

What to Wear:  warm, casual clothes;  be prepared for chilly and/or rainy evenings

What to Pack:   Bible, flashlight, raincoat, umbrella, notebook, comfortable hiking shoes. You might also like to pack things like a tennis racket, fishing gear, a hiking stick, a to-go tumbler for coffee, board games and cards, a little cash for tipping the housekeeping staff, and snacks and beverages to share in your accommodations.
Kanuga provides bed linens, towels, and soap. For more tips on packing, click here to view last week's FAQs list.

What to Expect:  a fun-filled, relaxing weekend including socials, lectures, worship, sing-alongs, family-style dining, recreation opportunities, and free time. For a fun list of our recommended activities both on the Kanuga grounds and offsite, click here .
4:00pm Check-In Begins ~ Main Desk, Kanuga Lake Inn Lobby
5:00pm Welcome Reception ~ Cuningham-Nevius Lakeside Pavilion
6:00pm Supper ~ Dining Room (please sit in designated St. Philip's area)
6:50pm Compline & Welcome ~ The Chapel of the Transfiguration
7:15pm Children & Youth Programs
Nursery (0-3) ~ Minkler Grove; pick up by 8:30 pm
Children's Program (4yr-4th) ~ Minkler Grove Classrooms
Youth Games (5th-12th grade) ~ St. Paul's-Colhoun Gymnasium
7:30pm Program: The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon~ Balthis-Rodwell Building
8:30pm Parents pick up children
8:45pm Ice Cream Social and Sing-along ~ Kanuga Lake Inn Fireplace Lounge

7:15am Morning Prayer ~ Kanuga Lake Inn Fireplace Lounge
8:00am Breakfast ~ Dining Room
9:00am Children's Programs
Nursery (0-3) ~ Minkler Grove; pick up by 11:45am
Children's Program (4yr-4th) ~ Minkler Grove Classrooms
Youth Program (5th-12th grade) ~ meet in Dining Hall parking lot
9:15am Program: The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon ~ B-R Building
10:00am Break
10:15am Program: The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon ~ B-R Building
11:45am Nursery pick-up
12:00pm Lunch ~ Dining Room
1:00pm Free Time ~ Area attractions, Kanuga canoes available
1:00pm Prayer teams available ~ Balthis-Rodwell Building
5:00pm Social Reception ~ C-N Lakeside Pavilion
6:00pm Supper ~ Dining Room
7:00pm Compline ~ The Chapel of the Transfiguration
7:45pm Family Country Dance ~ Balthis-Rodwell Building

8:00am Breakfast ~ Dining Room
8:45am Nursery (0-3) ~ Minkler Grove; pick up following the service
9:00am Holy Eucharist ~ The Chapel of the Transfiguration
10:15am Pack up (check-out for our group is @ 11:00am)
Interstate 26 West (from South Carolina)
  • Take exit 53 Upward Road toward Hendersonville
  • Turn left on Upward Road, continue 2.5 miles. You will cross over US-176/Spartanburg Hwy (intersection with large Ingles Grocery) onto Highland Lake Road and proceed until the road ends.
  • Turn left on NC-225 South (Greenville Hwy) towards Historic Flat Rock.
  • At the traffic light (just past the Flat Rock Playhouse), turn right on Little River Road and continue for roughly 4 miles until the road ends at a blinking red light.
  • Turn right on Crab Creek Road/Kanuga Road.
  • Take first left onto Kanuga Lake Road (watch for the brown road sign).
  • Proceed to the Conference and Retreat Center.
  • Follow Kanuga Lake Road for approximately 1.25 miles. 
  • Turn right on Kanuga Chapel Drive at the large Kanuga welcome sign.
  • Follow signs for check-in, continuing past the business office, tennis courts and Kanuga Lake Inn (approximately .5 mile).
  • Turn left just before the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
  • Check-in is in the Lobby located just to the left of The Shop at Kanuga.

GPS address for Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center:
471 Kanuga Chapel Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Click  HERE  to view a Kanuga Campus Map.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
to email, text, or call me!
Rachel Murphy C: (843) 751-2909