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 Welcome to Epworth By The Sea

A Christian Conference and Retreat Center Overlooking the Frederica River 
On beautiful St. Simon's Island, Georgia

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Family Retreat 35th ANNIVERSARY June 16 - 19, 2018

Registration is OPENS! Epworth offers a wide variety of accommodations and facilities to meet the needs of our guests attending retreats and conferences as well as individuals on vacation.

A few of items of note this year:
  • This year's theme is focused on the friendship and fellowship that embodies our time at Epworth and is taken from Romans 12:10 - Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.
  • There is again a standard $11.02 per person "commuter fee" for participants staying off-site.  
  • We are still working to determine our family mission project for this year - more to come on that!
  • As this year is the 35th anniversary of our family retreat, we will be offering commemorative t-shirts in celebration.  We have upgraded to the super-soft t-shirt material rather than the standard material, thus the pricing is a little higher than basic t-shirt pricing ($19).  The shirts are priced at cost, so rest assured there is no mark-up :)

From Epworth, England To Epworth By The Sea... Epworth By The Sea is named in honor of the boyhood home of John and Charles Wesley, founders of Methodism. In 1784, John Wesley tenderly recalled his home by writing in his famous journal, "I rode to Epworth, which I still love beyond most places in the world." Though he is said to have ridden 250,000 miles and preached 45,000 sermons, Epworth still held his heart.

Today, the people who visit our Epworth tell us they, too, love this place beyond most places in the world. We pray that this special Christian Retreat Center will hold your heart as well!

Epworth is a place where you find warm relationships and beautiful surroundings for worship, study and fellowship. We pray this visit to Epworth will help you revive some fond memories and create a few new ones along the way!

Thank you for your love, your prayers and your support! Our gates are always open! Please come for a visit!

God bless you!
The Epworth Staff