Cedar in September

Mariners' Cove September 10-15, 2023

Cedar in September is an adult retreat that focuses on respite and renewal. This time has been shaped to offer rest in the midst of God’s creation, and opportunities for sharpening through fellowship with His people.

Our Bible-focused sessions are complemented with opportunities for small group reflection and discussion. This is a time to be still, worship God through hymns, and bask in God’s handiwork.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Harry Shields

Dr. Harry Shields is a former Professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He served as a full-time member of the MBI faculty from 1985 to 2000, during which time he was professor and Chairman of the Department of Pastoral Studies. From 2001 to 2013, Dr Shields was the Senior Pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Neenah, Wisconsin. He has also served pastorates and interim pastorates in Illinois and Colorado.

In addition, Dr. Shields has co-authored two books, "Caring for Souls" and "The Practice of Spiritual Formation". He is also a contributing author for the Moody Bible Commentary (1 & 2 Kings). Dr. Shields currently serves as a corporate chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains. He and his wife, Denise, reside in Carol Stream, IL.

Harry Shields Speaker Photo 2

Program Itinerary

Each day will start off with worship and devotional time in the mornings followed by relaxing activities through the afternoons and evenings. One day will be set apart from the rest to explore a unique location in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Daily Schedule

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Session & Small Groups
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Optional workshops/Day-trip
  • Dinner
  • Evening Event

Event Fees

Program and Meals Fee - $375/person

Housing Options

  • Taylor Lodge Room - $500 - sleeps 4-8, queen bed with bunks. Nearby community bathroom and private showers.
  • Cabin Guest Room - $735 - sleeps 4-6, queen bed with bunks. Shared kitchen and leisure area with other guests.