Pilgrim Tower Hill Church Retreat

Tower Hill Camp and Retreat Center - Sawyer, Michigan

September 27-29, 2019

For over 35 years, Pilgrim Congregational Church has been traveling to Sawyer, MI, to enjoy a fall weekend in the woods and at the lakeshore of Tower Hill – an outdoor ministry of the United Church of Christ. Each year children, adults, and seniors spend a weekend in the fall “retreating” from daily routines. This year the retreat will be earlier, and we may be able to enjoy warmer weather.

This year, the retreat will take place from September 27 - 29! The retreat will run from Friday night till Sunday morning. Each person over 4 years old will be charged a flat fee of $115 for food and two nights lodging. A fee of $15 per night will be charged for all 3 and 4 year olds to cover Lodging & Meals. 2 & under Free. $37 per person meal only packages are also available. We will be housed in Schrag. Food will include Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Sunday breakfast. (If you wish to pay by credit card, the fees are $118.25 for the complete package, $15.50 for 3 & 4 year-olds and $38 for meal only packages. The increase is to offset the transaction fee for using a credit card). Registrations and full payment must be received by Sunday, September 8.

Schrag is a modern facility with single, double and triple bedrooms. All beds are single level. Bedding and towels provided. Air-conditioned. Shared bathrooms. Two common kitchens (minimal cooking utensils, table service, toaster, coffee pot, microwave). Large central meeting room with fireplace, smaller meeting room. All rooms on first floor. Wheelchair accessible via ramp. Capacity for 33 guests. There are also a limited number of cottages that can be booked directly with Tower Hill by calling (269) 426-3881. Those staying in cottages will be responsible for paying the rental directly. In addition, there will be a $46.50 per person charge for meals.

Theme and Schedule

What would it take for you to get out of the boat? What incredible potential awaits outside your comfort zone? What does it look like when you put your faith into action? Join us for Pilgrim’s multi-generational retreat this September set in the beautiful surroundings of the Michigan Dunes. The weekend will feature scheduled programming and fun activities for adults, youth and multi-generational groups all under the topic of “Get Out of the Boat” but will also leave plenty of time of hiking, beach time and quiet time. Get to know your Pilgrim family better!

Saturday: 9:30-10:30 AM - Adult Book Exploration and Discussion -Led by Pastor Gloria Cox

  • “If you want to walk on the water you have to get out of the boat” By John Ortberg

9:30-11:00 AM: Youth activities: Crafts, Storytelling and Games all featuring our weekend theme Led by Maureen Deahl

Saturday afternoon: Free time

Saturday evening: 7:00-8:00 PM- Back by popular demand, All Age Trivia Game featuring questions from our weekend theme

Following Trivia choose from:

  • Campfire/s’mores

  • Movie

  • Puzzles, board and card games etc.

Sunday Morning: 10:00 AM - Worship service