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the well

"If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink" (John 7:37)



A Letter from our pastor

Dear friends,



We are so very excited to invite you to The Well 2018!


What is The Well? The Well is what we are calling our annual congregational retreat here at Cornerstone. We’ve decided to call our retreat “The Well” because we want our members to experience at the retreat something akin to what the Samaritan woman experienced at the well in John 4. By encountering Jesus, this woman was exposed to living water, she learned about worship and she was so deeply transformed that it led to a life of incredible witness. Our prayer is that we would have a similar kind of experience and encounter in our time together worshipping Jesus, receiving Jesus in the Word and being inspired to give witness to Jesus in our daily lives.


Our goals for The Well are very simple: to experience spiritual rest and renewal by gathering together, worshipping and drinking deeply of the Living Water. We believe that time spent away together will refresh us as a community of saints, sinners and sufferers to pursue and be pursued by Jesus and his abounding grace.


Details about The Well:

  • Location: Black Rock Retreat Center (1345 Kirkwood Pike Quarryville, PA 17566)
  • Dates: Saturday - Monday, September 1-3
  • Registration Cost: $50 a person. Children 13 and under are free. (If cost is an issue, please speak with Pastor Andrew or any of the deacons)
  • Guest Speaker: Rev. John Bae, Lead Pastor at New Creation Fellowship in Jamaica, NY


This year our schedule has been modified. In order to better accomplish our goals, we have decided to have an additional session, bringing us to five sessions throughout the retreat. That means check-in and registration on Saturday will be from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. Orientation will begin at 1:30pm and our first session starts at 1:45pm. We will pack and leave from the retreat center on Monday by 3:00pm.


If you have any further questions about the retreat, please feel free to ask. We will begin registration for The Well on Sunday July 22 after service. Hope to see you all there! 



grace and peace,

Pastor Andrew