Photos from last year’s retreat


September 6-8,2019

with First Presbyterian Church of Alameda

We combined two sister church communities to create an even more vibrant church retreat experience.  CAPC Oakland + First Presbyterian of Alameda = way more fun!

We're gathering again St. Dorothy’s Rest
Historic retreat grounds in the redwoods at Camp Meeker (Sonoma County)

This year’s retreat leader is Rev. Matt Prinz, guiding us in a conversation around the theme of “Our Christian Community”:

  • What does it look like?

  • What does it feel like?

  • What practices help us deepen the community within our church?

Rev. Matt Prinz is pastor of Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church in Concord Ca., where he has served for the last thirteen years.   Matt does community organizing with Faith in Action East Bay - serving on the board, doing formation work with local leaders, and helping to guide the Ceasefire Anti-violence strategy.   Matt, his wife Susannah, and their two girls Monrovia and Ruby live in East Oakland and are a part of an intentional Christian community in their neighborhood.   Matt enjoys coaching his daughters' soccer teams, surfing, gardening, and cooking elaborate meals.

For more information contact

Bruce Johnson (510-908-4156) [email at]

or Marge Harvey (510-823-4716) [email at]

Download a retreat registration form or sign up below…

The Amazing Retreat Price includes:

Two-Nights’ Lodging
Meals prepared by St. Dorothy’s staff
(Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)
Four Workshop Sessions with Rev. Matt Prinz
Children’s program during sessions with Rev. Monte McClain
Worship and Communion in Historic Redwood Chapel
Music, Fellowship, and Games
Free Time for Rest, Relaxation, Fun, and Sightseeing

Sorry Pets cannot be accommodated at the meeting grounds.



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