"The Gift of Gathering: A Celebration"
September 13-17, 2021
Summerfest is Fort Caswell's premier five-day, four-night retreat for retired and semi-retired adults.
Our week’s theme, “The Gift of Gathering: A Celebration” comes from Hebrews 10:24-25 and shares how we are to gather together, encouraging one another. With the year of COVID in our past, we are moving forward in love and good deeds and celebrating the opportunity to gather together in His Love.
Speaker: Mike Cogdill
Professor and Dean Emeritus
Campbell University Divinity School
Worship Leader, Choir Director, and Evening Concert: Mark Cabaniss
Mark is a music publisher, writer/producer, broadcaster, and educator. He is President/CEO of Jubilate Music Group, based in Nashville. His published compositions include choral anthems and musicals, full-length theatrical musicals, and more. Mark is a Dove Award-winning producer and the recipient of several ASCAP awards, and the NAMM Believe in Music Award. He has enjoyed collaborations with Bob Barker, Kathie Lee Gifford, Steve Allen, Charles Strouse, Andy Griffith, Shirley Jones, Rupert Holmes, and others. He resides in Nashville.
Entertainment & Special Worship:
Monday: Nixon, Blevins & Gage – A band featuring bluegrass music
Tuesday: Marcus Hamilton – A presentation about his long career in graphic art and illustrations and his daily 'Dennis the Menace' drawings.
Wednesday: Mark Cabaniss – An evening of musical theater
Thursday: Doug Cole – Traditional vespers service along with communion by the water
Morning class options & large group gatherings.
Wonderful meals & breaks all throughout the day.
Optional afternoon games, excursions, and movie times.