June 19, 2018


April 21 - April 23, 2017


Theme: RESURRECTION AND RECOVERY. At New Community we say, “We are all in recovery from something and ultimately dependent on the power that raised Jesus from the dead for our recovery and healing.” New Community is a “Resurrection and Recovery Church.”  Our time on silent retreat at Dayspring is one aspect of our recovery process and of our openness to the presence and power of the crucified and risen Lord Jesus.

Leader:Dr. Alethea Smith-Withers is the Founder and Pastor of The Pavilion of God – a Baptist Church, a church in the U Street Corridor of the Nation’s Capital.

For New Community Church. Others welcome as space permits.

Weekend retreats run Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. The silence begins Friday night after dinner when the leader opens the retreat and introduces the theme. The leader usually offers brief meditations with morning and evening prayers on Saturday. The silence ends late-morning Sunday with a time of sharing and worship, followed by lunch and departure.

The cost for weekend retreats is $220. To reserve a space, please send a $110 deposit with an application you can print from the application page, or pay on line by going to the application page and clicking on payment options.

Dinner on Friday at 7 pm is the first official gathering. You are welcome to arrive and settle in between 3:30 and 6:30 pm on Friday. The retreat will end by 2 pm on Sunday.  It is important that you come on a weekend when you can stay for the whole retreat.