Annual FPC Ferry Beach Retreat

Date and Time: 
Friday, April 28th, 2023 - 12:00AM to Sunday, April 30th, 2023 - 12:00AM

At the end of April, we will gather once again on the beautiful coast of Southern Maine for our annual Retreat at the Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center, a lovely retreat community.

Our Ferry Beach Retreat is a great way to relax, have fun, and get to know your fellow parishioners.

Over the weekend, you can participate in our scheduled group activities where you can learn something new or discuss meaningful topics. For example, we may offer early morning meditation, a discussion group, yoga on the beach or a craft activity, or you may want to simply enjoy the beautiful location and the sense of community. There’s space for relaxation and reflection if you need some solitude. There are trails through the woods and the beautiful beach to explore if you crave the natural. It’s great for families with children, couples, and individuals (so that covers all of you!). 

This year, our weekend will conclude with Sunday Worship led by our own Reverend Cindy, stay tuned for more details about that!


Here are the important details:
Dates: April 28 - April 30

Place: Ferry Beach Retreat and Conference Center, 5 Boardwalk Drive, Saco, ME 04072 (Note: the city of Saco is renamed Morris Avenue to Boardwalk Drive. Your GPS may or may not have the new name so navigate accordingly.)


  • Quillen - mostly rooms for 2 people, either a Queen bed or 2 twins and 3 “family rooms” for 4 with a Queen bed and a bunk bed
  • Underwood - rooms for 3, a single and a bunk bed and 1 room with a Queen bed
  • Private Cottages - $180 - $280, contact me for more information if interested in a cottage
  • Campground
    • Tent site - $40 per night
    • RV site - $50 per night


  • Fee for Adult Day Use (no overnight stay) - $10


  • 4 Meal Plan 
    •  Adults - $60
    •  Youth (9 -17) - $50
  • À la Carte - Cost varies
  • 8 and under - Free

Please print out the registration form below and return with your payment check made out to "FPC of Stow and Acton" by April 12 so I can get our final numbers to Ferry Beach by Wednesday April 14.
If you would like to attend but need financial assistance, feel free to reach out to me or Reverend Cindy. We are usually able to offer help through the generosity from other church members. All information is kept strictly confidential. 

If you have any questions please contact Margaret Tucker at


Note: Completed registration form and payment must be received by Wednesday April 12th!

We are already planning many "old favorite" activities: meditation, yoga, discussion group, kite flying, Ukulele group, scavenger hunt, knitting/sewing circle, bonfire, Sunday morning worship service - but the committee would like everyone, especially folks who are new to FPC, to consider this as a way to share a talent with friends. The workshop or activity could be something more suited to adults, fun for audiences of all ages, tailored toward youth, or just for children. It is your choice. There are a limited number of spots available, so please contact Ann Sadler with your ideas as soon as possible.

If you are willing to help, but need inspiration, we are looking for facilitators for any of the following activities:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Discussion group
  • Kite flying
  • Acoustic jam
  • Ukulele group
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Bike ride
  • Knitting/sewing circle
  • Pickup Choir
  • Poetry writing for beginners
  • Art/craft for adults/kids
  • Talent Show (liaise with the Lynn church - we have contact info) ??
  • Beach/nature walk
  • Board games
  • Bonfire with Smores

Please contact Ann Sadler at to volunteer, or if you have any questions or suggestions.