Everything was wonderful! The housing was comfortable and functional, the food was fantastic, the staff welcoming and friendly, the chairs were great for long days of sitting - overall a wonderful experience! Extraordinary. Loved every minute!
--A Vermont Improvisation Intensive Participant (July 12-14, 2013)
I am very grateful for the chance to retreat from busy home life to Immanuel Retreat Center. It is such a peaceful and comfortable place for thinking, reading, working, and resting. The Old New England character of Currier Hall is beautifully preserved and welcoming. The whole Stone Church campus invites you to slow down, listen for your spirit's inspiration, and get your work done. Then, you can reward yourself with an excellent espresso just down the hill in town, or a delicious sandwich at the local cafe. Having the lovely Rockingham library just two blocks away was invaluable, as were the friendly neighborhoods around the campus for walking and enjoying the historic features of Bellows Falls. The opportunities to attend such inspiring concerts by Eugene Friesen and others at the Stone Church was quite a bonus, too!
Registration costs for weekend workshops and retreats include: 1) Base Fee for tuition, day use, and administrative costs and 2) Accommodations or Commuter and Meals costs. Since the latter costs involve choices, they may not be included in the up front costs. Concert tickets and one day events have a simpler cost structure.
Early Bird Registration is available for any workshop up until a week in advance. After that, you can still register, but the Base Fee increases. We encourage to to purchase tickets or register in advance!
Friends and Sponsors receive special discounts on both tickets for concerts and tuition/base fees for workshops and retreats.
Pay Online or By Check: You can register for any event online and then pay online with a credit or debit card by clicking PAY. You can also pay by check by printing out the invoice you will receive by email after registering and sending it and your check for all the cost (or any portion of the costs of workshops or retreats) to:
Stone Church Center
If you pay online you must pay the total amount. Any amount you pay by check will be applied to your invoice and, if there is a balance due, the updated invoice will be emailed to you.
Refunds for payments made for our various programs are given according to our Policies.Overnight accommodations at the Retreat House include six bedrooms: one triple room, two doubles and three singles to sleep 9-10 people comfortably. (There is also faculty housing for up to three more people in Currier Hall.) All rooms are furnished with single beds. We can add more beds to sleep a maximum of 14 people in the Retreat House. We have special rates at local B&B's if the Retreat House is full. Please call or email for information.
The Chapel and Currier Hall both seat 20 or more people comfortably for a retreat, class or workshop. They seat more theater-style. Therefore, events will have a maximum number of people depending on the space being used.
Scholarships are available for program costs (but not for travel expenses). To apply for a scholarship send a letter or email describing your need to sca at sover.net. Please state the amount you are requesting. Scholarship requests are due when you register. Even if you are applying for a scholarship, be sure to pay your deposit to hold your place.