CCFC All Church Summer Retreat | July 14-16

2017 CCFC Summer Retreat

Come spend a weekend going deeper spiritually and spending quality time with the CCFC 
community. Sign up today—you won’t want to miss this!

Registration and details coming soon! 

Questions? Email retreat [at]
Singing Hills Christian Camp

July 14-16, 2017 (note that retreat starts on Friday night this year)

Singing Hills Christian Camp   

71 King Drive, Plainfield, NH
(2.5 hour drive from Cambridge)
Google directions




More info coming soon!

Cost includes all meals and snacks from Friday through Sunday. Student rates available.

Scholarships are available (covers part of registration fees, not 100%). Pick up an application form in the church foyer or apply online (link at top of registration page). Email retreat [at] for more information. Deadline to apply is July 2.

Last day to register is July 2.


TOPIC: What's "love" got to do with it?
In a world where there is so much hate and rage, this retreat is a time to experience in greater depth the length and width of the LOVE of CHRIST.  How do we grow deeper in the love of God when there is an all-out attempt for us to be consumed with the attitudes of the world? We will examine the significance of connecting with the vertical and horizontal aspects of the cross by spending time hearing from God, experiencing His LOVE in a greater dimension, and blessing one another.  Above all, we need to know that "...God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them" (1 John 4:16), which will enable and empower us to love one another and to expel fear because His love has no fear. Come with an open heart expecting to receive everything that God has for you!

Rev. Lorraine A. Thornhill

Rev. Lorraine A. Thornhill has been the pastor of the First Holiness Church (Cambridge, MA) since 1997. She identifies with the prophet Isaiah in that she too has been anointed and appointed by God to bring good news to the poor, to comfort the broken-hearted, to set those who are bound free, to give beauty for ashes to those who mourn, to bring joy instead of mourning, and praise instead of despair. Her prophetic gifting gives witness to the anointing on a woman totally sold out for the Kingdom of God.
In addition to being the first female pastor of the First Holiness Church, Rev. Lorraine is also the first female to be elected President of the Cambridge Black Pastor’s Conference, a post that she has retained for the last three years. She is also a life coach who is on a mission to help people discover their God-given destiny; she believes that God has created all of us with a divine purpose. Before she became a pastor at First Holiness, Rev. Thornhill was a psychotherapist for Bentley College in Waltham, MA. She has a Master of Education degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gordon College and has studied at Andover Newton Theological School in pursuit of her Master of Divinity.
SAMPLE RETREAT SCHEDULE (subject to change)


9-10 pm Arrive at Retreat Site; snacks and hang out time


9 am Breakfast
10:30 Session I
11:30  Small Groups
12:30 pm  Lunch
1:30 Quiet Time/Personal Reflection/Optional Workshop by Speaker
2:30 to 5:30 Free Time (recreational and fellowship activities to be announced)
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Session II
8:00 Small Groups
8:30 to 10:00 Fellowship / Campfire


8:30-9:30 am Breakfast
10:00 Worship Service
11:30 Lunch
2:00 Retreat Ends



We will provide childcare during the main sessions and small group sessions on Saturday (possibly on Sunday). There is no childcare during meals and free time. For guaranteed childcare, please register by June 23.

Kids at CCFC Summer Retreat

To make things easier for you and your kids, you might want to bring sound machines, baby monitors, and pack and plays for naptime/bedtime.
If there is anything else we can do to help or if we can help with costs, email retreat [at]

Childcare Schedule:


10:30 am -12:30 pm Session I and Small Groups
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Session II and Small Groups


Recreation during CCFC Small RetreatFREETIME ACTIVITIES
  • See pictures and a full list of activities here
  • Recreation and Sports - basketball, volleyball, and more. Feel free to bring frisbees, balls, etc.
  • Board Games - if you have a favorite, bring it to play with others!
  • Ping Pong and Air Hockey
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pond with water slides and inflatable blob!
  • Hiking


Photo Credits: CCFC pictures by Andrew Chen.