Senior Saints Fall Retreat

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Admire the autumn colors of an Appalachian October. Be refreshed by Bible teaching and quality music. Fellowship around meals and a variety of activities. This weekend retreat is a chance for seniors to “come ye apart and rest a while.”

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October 13-15, 2016
Check-in Thursday from 2:00-3:00 PM
Check-out Saturday at 10:00 AM


John Rinehart

Reared in a Christian home, John Rinehart trusted Christ as Savior at 6 years of age and surrendered to full time ministry at 18. John met his wife Staci in Bible college and married her in 1992. God has blessed them with 7 sons and 3 daughters. Dr. Rinehart has served the Lord at Bible colleges in Indiana, Wisconsin, and since 2014 at Appalachian Bible College. Some of his favorite courses to teach include Old Testament Survey, Biblical Hermeneutics, and History of Civilization. He considers it a great privilege to come alongside families and churches to help train the next generation to serve God with their whole heart, mind, and life.



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Alpine Lodge: Motel style rooms with heat and AC. Each room has one double bed, two sets of bunks, and a private bath. Bedding and towels are provided.

RV Sites: 9 sites with full hook-ups.

Meals: A soup and salad bar complements the variety of hot entrées, sides, and desserts in the spacious Hanmer Dining Hall. Friday dinner is a banquet especially for Senior Saints.

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This year’s destination is Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park near Summersville, WV. Overlooking the Gauley River, it is the site of an important Civil War battle. The Patterson House Museum and some short hiking trails will make for an enjoyable fall afternoon.

Guests may also choose to take part in West Virginia’s largest one-day festival on Saturday. Bridge Day is held on the New River Gorge Bridge just 20 minutes from Alpine.

West Virginia's largest one day festival, Bridge Day, is also the largest extreme sports event in the world. Thousands of spectators will watch BASE jumpers take the 876' plunge off the world’s second largest single arch bridge. You may wish to join the festivities on Saturday, October 15th. The bridge is located just twenty minutes from the college. To find out more about this event, visit Guided tours of the bridge are available for this event. Inquire at the website or by calling 1-800-927-0263 (reservations begin in July).