The MORE program offers the opportunity for youth groups, families or mission groups to participate in a missional retreat in the beautiful town of Morehead City, NC. This seaside town offers the beauty of the wildlife and waters that surround it, gentle and loving people in the community, surf and plenty of sand! Mixed in with all of God's splendor and beauty is a host of opportunities for guests to see and experience God in new and exciting ways.
The MORE program at First Presbyterian Church, in Morehead City, NC, offers visiting guests the opportunity to hear, see, experience and share MORE about God through missions, outreach, relationships and education. Our missions include local opportunities for service projects in and around our community. The outreach directly affects our local people and ministries. The relationship building focuses primarily on our relationship with Christ but also includes team building and the development of relationships with other brothers and sisters in Christ. Our educational practices are biblically based and offer a practical way of enriching the lives of the participants and the community in which they serve. We emphasize the importance of environmental education and view it as a way of learning how to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Our relationship as Christians with all of God's creation is a primary focus of the MORE program.
Adults, College students, Middle School and High School students are all welcome. Younger children are also welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Special accommodations can be made for a family mission trip.
Suzy is a Christian Educator with a Masters in Theological Studies from Columbia Theological Seminary. She has a background in education, having taught previously in both public and private settings.
Suzy is a member of First Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Bart, is the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian. Together, they have two children.
*A list of fundraising opportunities is available for registered participants. These activities offer an excellent opportunity to share your MORE about GOD experience with your home church and community. In addition to the program costs, a $150 deposit check will be collected at the time of your arrival. This will be held until your check out time. Any lost keys or damages will be deducted.
Our facility offers a new and beautiful kitchen with all the amenities. We have ample equipment to prepare and cook meals. The kitchen has a microwave, refrigerator, freezer and an ice maker. Breakfast is included with your daily rate, with a cleanup led by the visiting group. Lunch and dinner supplies are available for additional costs. Your group will be responsible for the preparation and clean up of the meal.
The area has some of the country's best seafood. You may choose to have one or several meals out. Prior to your arrival, final arrangements for your meals will be made.
Sleeping arrangements/assignments can be made when you arrive. We have Sunday school rooms (separate for girls and guys) to choose from as well as space for smaller groups in the Fellowship Hall (carpeted area). All sleeping arrangements must be approved by the MORE program director. We have a limited number of air mattresses for your use. Each participant is responsible for bringing a sleeping bag.
Group Leaders will be issued keys to the building upon arrival and check in.