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Spiritual Renewal and Retreats


Are you looking to expand your spiritual journey and hone your Christian leadership skills? One of the adult retreats/conferences we offer through Christ Church is Cursillo. "Cursillo" is a Spanish word meaning "short course." Cursillo Weekends are offered Thursday night through Sunday afternoons three times a year at the Gravatt Camp and Conference near Aiken, SC.

Cursillo is a transformative experience where God touches individuals' lives and hearts in a special way.

The cost of attending the three days is $150 and includes meals and lodging from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon. Scholarships are available as needed. Learn more or download the registration form from the diocesan Cursillo website, or contact Frances Poe for more information.

Ultreya is a Spanish word meaning "onward" that pilgrims used to encourage each other along their journey. In the Cursillo community, we use it signify a time when we all gather together to share our experiences as Christians and walk the road together. The Ultreya meets once a month at various churches around the upstate. All people are welcome, even if you have not attended a Cursillo. For more information, contact Frances Poe.

136th Cursillo Weekend: July 13 - 16 2017
Lay Rector - Ike Waters
Applications can be found here. For more information, contact Frances Poe, 672.4147.


Upcoming Ultreyas

October 26, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Christ Church, McKissick/McCall
November 16, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Holy Cross Simpsonville
December 14 or 21, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Church of the Redeemer

Christ Church Youth Retreats

Our youth groups go on several retreats per year. Information about these retreats can be found on the Middle School and High School pages.