Continuing Building on the Tradition
Since 1929, Montreat’s beautiful Assembly Inn overlooking Lake Susan has hosted people of faith of all generations for church retreats, conferences, Road Scholar programs, special events, weddings and even a personal Sabbath. Assembly Inn is a centerpiece of Montreat and a gathering place for people of faith from across the country seeking spiritual renewal, relationships, recreation and rest.
Through the ongoing Building on the Tradition comprehensive campaign, donors have already made possible the restoration of Assembly Inn. Guests now enjoy air-conditioned, beautifully furnished rooms with made in America products and views of Lake Susan through well-insulated windows. The Inn also has a new heating system and Wi-Fi throughout. Occupancy rates are steadily increasing throughout the year, strengthening Montreat’s annual budget and long term financial strength. Should you wish to be part of this historic effort, opportunities remain for naming a room in honor or memory of a friend, loved one, pastor or church.
With a year left in the campaign, the Mountain Retreat Association Board has turned its attention to restoring the main part of Anderson Auditorium, the heart of conferences and programs. While the roof has been replaced and Upper Anderson is newly renovated, the main auditorium has not been updated in over 50 years. Windows need replacing, pews need repair and refinishing, the acoustics need improvement, and the organ will soon be replaced. With a gift of $25,000 (one time or spread over 5 years) you can be a part of this historic renovation that will be enjoyed by thousands of Montreat visitors and conferees for years to come.
If you or your church wishes to help with the continued restoration underway at Montreat, please contact Julie Lehman, Director of the Montreat Fund and Major Gifts, at 828.419.9806, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.