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Autumn Retreat

Come away for a time of relaxation, inspiration, and fellowship in the Sylvan View Retreat Center. Autumn Retreat is a three-day getaway designed for adults age 60 and over. 

This year's Autumn Retreat features a local favorite, Pastor Allan Briggs of David's Community Bible Church in Millersburg. Pastor Allan will be discussing Heros of the Bible. The theme passage will be Hebrews 12:1-2. 

Worship will be led by Lee Roland.

Enjoy a Southern Gospel concert by Jeremy Goodling will be on Wednesday night at 6:30.



Sample Schedule for Retreat

*Schedule is subject to change*


  • 9:00 AM: Check-in @ Sylvan View Lobby, Continental Breakfast/Snacks
  • 10:30 AM: Welcome/Session #1
  • 11:45 AM: Camp Group Photo @ Sylvan View Fireplace
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch
  • 1:15 PM: Rocket Building & Launch
  • 2:15 PM: Bingo 
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM: Free Time/Games/Prayer Labyrinth Hike/Tournaments (Ping Pong, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes)
  • 5:00 PM: Dinner
  • 6:30 PM: Session #2
  • 8:30 PM: Campfire with S'mores
  • 9:00 PM: Table Games & Fellowship


  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM: Session #3
  • 11:00 AM: Paddle Boats & Canoeing at Lake w/wagon ride
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch
  • 1:00 PM: Gift Shop Open @ the Main Office
  • 1:15 PM: Horsemanship Lesson
  • 2:15 PM: Archery
  • 3:00 PM: Craft
  • 5:00 PM: Dinner
  • 6:30 PM: Concert
  • 8:30 PM: Ice Cream Sundaes
  • 9:15 PM: Table Games & Fellowship


  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM: Session #4
  • 11:15 AM: Hymn Sing
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch
  • 1:00 PM: Check-out

Lodging: Sylvan View

Our all-in-one retreat facility has lodging, meeting and dining under one roof. Sylvan View Retreat Center has 35 private hotel-style rooms, as well as plenty of space to enjoy conversation around the fire. 

Meet the Speaker


I am blessed to be the pastor of a great and Godly church: David’s Community Bible Church, the husband of the most beautiful and talented woman in the world: Tammy, and father of 3 of the best and most amazing kids: Gabrielle, Benjamin, and Emily. But most of all I am blessed to know and serve my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who loved me so much He died to forgive me of all my sins, and rose to give me new life in Him.

My greatest passion is to preach and teach the Word of God, equip God’s people for service and reach the lost for Jesus Christ. During my spare time I’m currently working on my Doctorate of Ministry at Westminster Theological Seminary. My interests include reading, spending time with the family, & watching/playing sports.

Meet the Worship Leader

Music has always touched my heart.  At age 14 my parents gave me my first guitar.  In the summer of 1969, I led music at Camp Hebron while serving in Voluntary Service.  For over 40 years I have shared music in weddings, retreats, special events and my home church, Slate Hill Mennonite.  Connecting people with God through music is my passion. 

Special Entertainment

Jeremy Goodling has been traveling and singing throughout Central PA in various bible believing denominational and non-denominational churches for over 25 years. He sings a variety of styled music including Southern Gospel, Hymns and light contemporary with a mix of songs that will relate and minister to all ages. He also performs at various centers, community events and banquets as well spreading the good news of Jesus. Jeremy enjoys using his wide vocal range by always including a few lower range bass songs in his concerts along with his mid range selections.

Jeremy and his wife Tabitha have been married 14 years and share four daughters. They reside in McAlisterville, PA and are active members at Niemond's Independent Church of Richfield, PA.

Earlier Event: September 7
Homeschool Recreation Program
Later Event: September 29
Fall Charter Canoe Trip